With about 2 months to go for the release of Veer, Salman Khan has already started promoting the film. And what better place than on the World Wide Web!?
The Veer Blog is online and while Salman has blogged in the past for Dus Ka Dum, Veer is a project very close to his heart and the superstar claims it is his ‘most awaited film to date’.
The good news is, most films that Salman has promoted extensively have fared exceedingly well at the box office. Veer if marketed well, has enough mass appeal to break most box office records, included those set by Ghajini. With Anil Sharma, the man behind Gadar as the director, the expectations are sky-high!
Over to Salman..
Everyone wants to know what is Salman Khan’s dream project? And I am very excited about the release of Veer on 22nd Jan 2010. I have lived with Veer for 20 years and want you guys to live the movie with me through this blog.
Veer can be called my most awaited film till date. I had written the story of my dream project when I was shooting for the film Baaghi in 1990.
As a child, I saw the film Taras Bulba that beautifully showed a father-son sharing an extraordinary relationship. Being inspired from this, I always wanted to write a script revolving around this bond. I had the whole thing 20 years back and wanted to direct a film on this subject… Had dreamt of becoming a director but as fate would have it, ended up becoming an actor.
After showing Maine Pyar Kiya to my father, he didn’t react to the film at all. Finally, at 2 in the morning he called me and said, “You are going to be a STAR…a cult figure after this film…and after this if anybody can mess it up….ITS YOU!”
My biggest fear for Veer was that my father had asked me not to make this film! But when he finally saw the film, he came out saying … “IT IS OUTSTANDING!” which meant the most to me.
The film is set in the era of 1875 and is based on the love story of a warrior “Veer” and his clan of the fearless Pindhari warriors of the 19th century.
Veer is the biggest Bollywood film ever to be made and a movie like this is going to be written, directed & produced once in a lifetime…
Guys, I’m going to do my best to continue writing in about my experiences and this fabulous journey that’s …..VEER.