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I was never going to be launched by Salman: Tina Ahuja

Bollywood actor Govinda's daughter Tina Ahuja, who is making her acting debut with Second Hand Husband, dismissed reports that her father had asked superstar Salman Khan for her launch into the industry.

In 2007, Tina had accompanied Salman during the IIFA Awards, which had triggered speculations that she would enter Bollywood. There were also reports that Salman would launch her in Dabangg, a 2010 blockbuster.

"It was said that my dad asked him (Salman) to launch me. But it is not true. That was just a rumour. I was never going to be launched by him. It was all created by media," Tina told PTI here.

Since Salman launched actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha's daughter Sonakshi in Dabangg, things had reportedly turned sour between him and Govinda.

When asked about Salman, the upcoming actress said, "I have met him (Salman) just two-three times. I was too shy to talk to him...I don't know what to talk to him. He is my father's friend, not mine."  

Her debut film Second Hand Husband is being directed by Smeep Kang and also stars Gippy Grewal, Dharmendra among others. It is set for a release on July 3. 
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