Good work but wrong films: Salman Khan talks about young actors and the competition


Salman Khan starrer Race 3 is just a week away from its big release. Yesterday, during a media interaction, Salman shared his thoughts on the new actors in the industry, who now – are also his competitors. While Salman Bhaijaan is known to be generous and kind with highlighting new talent, he is also conscious and is constantly striving to maintain his ground in the industry.

Salman’s films are now synonymous with over-the-top extravaganza where he will be ripping his shirt to expose his shredded built and romancing ladies like no other actor does. But Salman, at the age of 52, doesn’t have it all so easy. He is relentlessly working hard to maintain his physical appearance. When asked about his routine he said, “What took me 20 minutes earlier once or twice a week, now takes me about two and a half hours to three every day.”

Ageing is all natural and there is no reversal for it. Salman, too, has accepted it. “You start using anti-ageing products. There is no fear. All stars go through this," he asserted.

Apart from him introducing new talents, many other young actors have now made a mark for themselves with good cinema. When asked about how he still wants to remain relevant and if he sees the new boys as a competition, he said, “Some of them... They're doing damn good work but wrong films. I mean I am saying that right now because meri chal rahi hai. Suddenly theirs will do well and they will say, "Bohot bol raha tha 'wrong films' and dekho ek ke baad ek jaa rahi hai" It changes anytime. Especially with me, it happens a lot. Payback is really quick, which is good and grounded and keeps you in check. It's like God has got a bedi in my paer, he holds me there.”

Even today, a ‘Salman Khan Eid release’ is much awaited and irrespective of factors that make a movie what it is, Salman sees a blockbuster opening, every single time. And the formula for his films is now the same old one – massive scale of action sequences, a dance number, a pretty damsel, a love story and his never-ending larger-than-life presence on the screen. Young actresses are all game to share the screen with the hunk. But his idea of romance and love story is different.

“A huge amount of emotion attached to it. Even in Wanted and Dabangg, the romance was strong, as well as in Tiger Zinda Hai. In my eyes, romance doesn't mean kissing and all that stuff. Romance is there in the eyes, in the emotions and in the heart.” He revealed.

Salman will be back doing what he does best, in Remo D’Souza directorial Race 3 along with Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Bobby Deol and Freddy Daruwala. The film releases on June 15, 2018.

Desk: Ramsha Akhtar