Katrina impressed Salman when she was just 18!

New Delhi, Dec 1: It dates 16 years ago, when Bollywood diva, Katrina Kaif was first introduced to Salman Khan. It was the push by Salman that Katrina took her baby small steps into the industry. Where the two collaborated on the professional front, their love life grabbed the limelight in no time.

Even though no official statement came across about the actors dating but according to the reports, the relationship lasted for four years, calling it off in 2009. Despite the breakup, the two have maintained their friendship.

During a recent interview, while promoting his upcoming movie 'Tiger Zinda Hai' opposite Katrina, he recalled their first meet and said "It was at a small get-together. She had come home for a party and I thought she was one of the sweetest girls ever. She knew my sister and all my friends, but she didn't know me," he told the magazine.

The two will be seen sharing the screen after 5 years in Ali Abbas Zafar's Tiger Zinda Hai. The film is set to hit the screens on December 22.