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Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan Breakup 2013: ‘Dhoom 3’ Star Upset to be Known as Ex-Boyfriend’s Protege? Ranbir Kapoor’s Girlfriend and Badshah Paired in New Bollywood Film?

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(Photo : REUTERS/Manav Manglani ) Salman Khan (R) and Katrina Kaif pose during a promotional event for their upcoming movie "Yuvvraj"

Not only has Katrina Kaif come a long way in the Bollywood industry with the help of her ex-boyfriend, Salman Khan, but she has allegedly been known as the badshah’s protege, which reportedly upset Kaif.

After an unsuccessful debut with the film “Boom,” Katrina Kaif gained her stardom with “Ek Tha Tiger” co-starring Salman Khan. While he launched many new faces in the Bollywood industry, Kaif had an upper hand after dating the star, however, she isn’t happy about being called Khan’s protege.

Bollywood Life reported that Kaif firmly believes that she had reached her success only because of her own hard work. The “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” star claims that she was signed to “Ek Tha Tiger” by Kabir Khan before any other actor. Kaif appears to be implying that she does not need Salman Khan to get a great film and has made a strong place for herself in the industry already.

While Ranbir Kapoor's girlfriend claims to have been roped in for the movie first, the gossip site previously spoke to Salman Khan where he turned down the statement by jokingly saying that it was Kaif who recommended him for “Ek Tha Tiger.”

Regardless of who was casted for the film first, the former couple have been rumored to star in a new film together, “Oh Teri,” however, Khan seems like he’s trying to avoid being paired with his ex-girlfriend.

Director Prabhu Deva has reportedly not made any decisions on the leading lady yet.

“We have not signed Katrina for the film. We have not thought of who the leading lady will be opposite Salman. We are still working on the script. The story is not yet completed,” said Ramesh Taurani, crew member of the film.

Now that Kaif and Khan have broken up, the “Dhoom 3” actress has decided to completely put everything in the past, selling her gifted car.

Kaif had sold her black SUV that ex-boyfriend Khan had given her as a birthday gift.

“Back when Salman and Katrina were dating, the star showered many lavish gifts on her,” said a source. “Though they had never admitted to their romance, his gifts said a lot. But with Kat planning to sell off Salman’s token of love to her car dealer neighbor, she may have closed that chapter forever.”

It also seems that Khan is also over his past relationship as he was dating Lulia Vantur. There were rumors of the couple ready to tie the knot, however, after finding out that Vantur was still married, Khan’s parents forced him to call it quits.

When Khan was asked about his past relationship with Kaif, including questions he wanted to avoid involving Kaif and Kapoor’s vacation pictures, he lost his cool and verbally abused the reporter. Seems like the topic of his past is still a soft spot or him.

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Nov 07, 2013 04:17 PM EST

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