Hollywood star Jason Statham visits Salt Bae's restaurant, imitates his salt-sprinkling move

Hollywood actor Jason Statham on May 3 visited Turkish restaurateur Nusret Gökçe's newly opened Beverly Hills steakhouse and imitated his signature salt-sprinkling gesture.

Duvar English

Hollywood actor Jason Statham has visited Turkish restaurateur Nusret Gökçe's Beverly Hills steakhouse and imitated the cook's signature salt-sprinkling move.

Gökçe, also known as “Salt Bae,” later shared the video on his Instagram and YouTube accounts.

Statham was in January in Turkey's Mediterranean province of Antalya to shoot director Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming international spy thriller film “Five Eyes.”

Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy had visited the film's set and had his photo taken with Ritchie and Statham.

Gökçe has been recently the subject of a $5 million lawsuit from a U.S. artist over the unauthorized used of artwork featuring the restaurateur's signature salt-sprinkling pose.

Williams Hicks, a Brooklyn-based artist known for his stenciled paintings and murals, filed the lawsuit against Gökçe in the District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 12.

According to the lawsuit, the social media star used Hicks' work across the world without compensating him.