Salman Khan interview

Here are some excerpts from Salman Khan’s interview on Ek Tha Tiger, how he choses his scripts and a lot more.

On the expectations that his films carry

I don’t feel the pressure (of a big release). If a film doesn’t do well, it doesn’t do well. Let’s see in the next film. If a film is a hit, it’s a good film, it is a terrific film. But if it flops, it’s a bad film. The audience is always right.

On how he picks his scripts

When I hear the script, I just want to be entertained. I just want twists and turns so that the audience should have some kind of entertainment – be it in romance, action, drama or any kind of entertainment. When the audience comes out of theatres, they must say ‘Wow, what a film’.

On being confused over which film to do after Dabangg

It is a very dangerous position to be in right now because with next film, I don’t know what to do. If I take up action, it would be like ‘Again action!’ If I go for a romantic film, then it will be like ‘How is it going to work?’. If a script comes up which has a larger-than-life character, then people will say ‘Isko koi mar hi nahi sakta hain kya?’. It will get boring.

Doesn’t believe in ‘class’ and ‘mass’ audience.

I only believe that it is about being in your comfort zone. If you have a theatre near your house and you have been watching films there since childhood, you’ll go there. There is no question of mass or class. One can afford and one cannot afford multiplexes because single screen tickets are cheaper.

Says he’s just been lucky

I’m just a simple person. Logon ne sarr pe chada diya hai. I am just being lucky. It’s just that I am in the right place at the right times, and many a times I have been in the wrong place at a wrong time.



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