Mumbai: Mahek Chahal bags a spot on the reality show after the actor intervenes Salman Khan can be a very good friend if and when he chooses to be.

And when it concerns a damsel in distress, you can be rest assured he'll do his best to help out. The latest to be at the receiving end of benevolence is Mahek Chahal.

Apparently, it was at the star's recommendation that the channel agreed to include the starlet as a contestant on the reality show he is currently hosting with Sanjay Dutt.

Sallu felt that the show would help her get noticed, and thus enable her to make another attempt in Bollywood.

Says a source, "It was due to Salman's insistence that the channel roped her in. A few years ago she became the object of his affection. As a result, she also bagged roles in Wanted and Main Aur Mrs Khanna. Now, thanks to him, she finds herself at the receiving end of yet another favour."

Mahek has featured in the box-office dud Nayee Padosan and has also done an item number in Chameli. She hit it off with Salman when they did a show together in Nairobi a couple of years ago.

During this trip, they spent considerable time in each other's company, giving rise to rumours of there being more than just friendship between the two.

His then girlfriend, Katrina Kaif, apparently was also not too happy with their growing proximity.
It looks like Mahek, who is based in Norway and has now made Mumbai her home, is once again all set to show off her 'oomph' factor via the small screen.

Hopefully, this time, she manages to impress others in Bollywood too and not just Salman!

Akki to the rescue too...

Earlier, Akshay Kumar had helped his buddy Vindoo Dara Singh enter the same show, which he eventually won. Akki had also recommended Vindoo's wife Dina Umarova for an adventure-based reality show that he had hosted on the same channel.

Girl gang

Apart from Mahek, Sallu also helped them get a foothold in Bollywood.
Sonakshi Sinha
Katrina Kaif
Zarine Khan
Sneha Ullal