Salman Khan is not promoting girlfriend Katrina Kaif but actress Mahek Chahal these days. Salman's banner has signed Mahek, of Nayee Padosan fame, for its next home production, Main Aur Mrs Khanna.

Following reports that all is not well between Salman and his girlfriend, the latest buzz in the industry is that Salman has developed a liking for Mahek and therefore has been promoting her. According to sources, the actor got to know her during one of his shows and felt that she had a lot of potential. Mahek was to be launched by Abbas-Mustan in Ajnabee. The role later went to Bipasha Basu. Salman has also been recommending Mahek to many of his producer friends. In fact, Salman and Mahek seem to share more than professional interests. Mahek has often been seen on the sets of Salman's films even if she isn't involved in the project. She was there with the actor during the outdoor shooting of his film, Wanted Dead Or Alive. Apparently, Salman even offered Mahek a song in the film, even though he is not the film's producer. Mahek was launched by producer Nitin Manmohan in Nayee Padosan, which was a box office disaster. Although she has been in the industry for a while, she has not been able to make any impact. Incidentally, the actress had previously been linked with Sanjay Dutt.