The last few years have seen Bollywood hero Salman Khan’s film career on a resurgence what with his films like ‘Dabangg’, ‘Ready’ and ‘Bodyguard’ evoking a huge response among cinegoers. Salman, whose new film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has generated unprecedented buzz among the cinegoers as well as in film circles, says that he wants to do films which bring the audiences back to the theaters.
‘I want to do a good romantic film, a good comedy, a good action film or a good drama. However, any film that I do should be larger than life. I want to do films that entertain the audiences, draw them back to the theaters,’ said Salman on a trip to Delhi for the promotion of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, which has been directed by Kabir Khan. Salman feels that ‘it is very important for an actor to like the script before he accepts a film assignment.
‘I feel I must only do a film if I like the script and not for other reasons like a good banner, a good remuneration or a big budget banner. Many times an actor takes up a film even if they do not like the script as they feel that it will be a good package. However, I feel that till the time, a script justifies the film project, I as an actor must not do it.’ Talking about his new film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, which features Katrina Kaif opposite him, the actor said it was the brilliance of the script that led him to take up the film project.
‘When Kabir narrated the script to me, I loved it and immediately decided to take it up,’ Salman, who was accompanied by the director said.
Interestingly, it is the first time that the actor is working in a film under the yashraj Films banner.
‘I enjoyed working with Yashraj Films. Shooting for the film was fun. We shot in as many as seven countries,’ the actor said.
Asked if he felt that the pairing of him and Katrina was the USP of the film, Salman said,’it is not just me and Katrina that are the USP of the film. It is the entire package- the direction of Kabir, the brilliant action, the performances and the Yashraj Films banner – that is the film’s USP.’
Asked if the fact that doing another action films after ‘Dabangg’ meant he had bid a goodbye to comedies, Salman said,’I have not left comedies. My last hit ‘Ready’ was a comedy. And, if a good comedy comes my way, I will definitely do it.’ About the reported cold war between him and Aamir Khan, Salman said, ‘there is no cold war between me and Aamir.
I have been a great fan of Aamir and he too has been a big fan of my films. Ours has been a mutual admiration society since ‘Andaaz Apna Apna’.