The flash-decision to fly in Salman to Toronto post "Kick" was taken in a move to upstage the Toronto International Film Festival which starts on Sep 4.
"Dr. Cabbie", directed by Jean-Francois Pouliet was to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. But with a clutter of Hindi films being screened at the festival this year, the Toronto-based actor Vinay and his entrepreneur-dad Ajay Virmani have decided against screening "Dr. Cabbie" at the festival.
Instead, they have decided to steal the Indian thunder at the Toronto International Film Festival by inviting Salman, the official producer of "Dr. Cabbie" to Toronto.
While details of Salman's activities in Toronto during his three-day visit are being kept a secret, sources have said that Salman would spend an extensive part of his time in Toronto interacting with Indian can drivers in Toronto.
"That's what the film is about. It is about the adventures of a young taxi driver in Canada who moonlights as a doctor. Local cabbies would be sharing their experiences with Salman. It's going to be three days of non-stop dhamaal (fun) with Salman and his Canadian fans," said a source.