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| Salman Khan is artistic inspiration for Sridevi|
| Updated at: 1523 PST, Sunday, April 25, 2010|
MUMBAI: Salman Khan reportedly encouraged co-star Sridevi to take up painting again.
The actress recently sold one of her paintings for $40,000 (£26,000) at a charity auction.
Her husband, producer Boney Kapoor, said: "It was only during the making of Wanted that the entire thing was ignited again."
He added that Sridevi's painter friend Subhash Awchat had also been an inspiration.
"She considers him her mentor. We have a very, very good rapport.
"In fact, she's been pushed into this by him. And Salman."
The two stars will next be seen in the follow-up to Kapoor's superhero filmMr India, where Salman will take on Amrish Puri's role of Mogambo.