Mumbai: The song 'Character Dheela' from upcoming movie ‘Ready’ is a tribute to yesteryear actors- Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar and Dharmendra says director Anees Bazmee and Salman Khan.

In the song Salman and Zarine will be seen paying tribute to these legendary actors of Hindi cinema.

"We often use this word 'character dheela hai' in a negative way. We were trying to make it sound good. Eventually the song should look good and presentable. Personally, my character is less 'dheela' as you can see my average is very less...and I am 46-year-old," said Salman.

In one scene, both will be seen playing Shahzada Saleem and Anarkali like Dilip Kumar and Madhubala in Mughal-e-Azam; in another act Salman and Zarine will be seen in the black and white era paying tribute to the showman Raj Kapoor and Nargis.

Salman Khan said, "It is our way of paying tribute to Raj Saheb, Dilip Saheb and Dharamji. We are not one percent close to their performances.”

The song has been choreographed by Mudassar Khan, who has previously choreographed Salman in 'Dabangg'.

"I was an assistant to Raj Saheb in 'Prem Rog'. I respect him a lot. I am a huge fan of Dilip Saheb and Dharamji entertained us a lot. Salman and me love and respect them a lot. So he is in their get up," director Anees said.

(Agencies)