Actor Salman Khan was quite conspicuous by his absence at the premiere of Race yesterday. Considering that it is an important film for his girlfriend Katrina Kaif, it was a little surprising to not see him by her side.

According to sources, Katrina was very disappointed that Salman could not make it to the premiere. It is her first big release this year and she wanted him to be there to give her moral support. But unfortunately, Salman had to be in Dubai for a show. It was a commitment that he had made a month ago. Apparently Katrina kept requesting Salman to postpone his Dubai event and come for a few minutes to the Race premiere. Salman tried his best to get out of the event and take a late-night flight but it did not turn out to be feasible. Katrina then requested Salman's good friend Sajid Nadiadwala to come with her in Sallu's place. According to sources, Salman and Katrina are going strong despite reports of Salman's trespasses with the likes of Mahek Chhal and Bruna Abdallah. Bipasha Basu was also there minus her boyfriend John Abraham, who is shooting in Miami for Dostana.