He may be one of the most money minting stars of Bollywood, but when it comes to choosing scripts Salman Khan trusts his instincts. The actor, who has blockbusters like ‘Dabangg’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Sultan’ to his credit, said he immediately gives his nod to a project if it excites him.
Salman said in an interview, “The only films I want to do as soon as possible are the ones which satisfy me. I want to do something which I instantly like. I take up films only if they instantly excite me. If something is narrated to me and I am like ‘I will tell you tomorrow’ or ‘I need some time to think’, it’s never happening.”
The actor, however, made an exception for his Eid release ‘Race 3’. Salman added, “The only film I have done like that is ‘Race 3’. That too because I instantly loved the script, barring one or two points.”
Salman and Sanjay Leela Bhansali had worked together for films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Khamoshi and both of them proved to be a success in domestic box office. They last worked together for Saawariya in 2007 where Salman did a cameo appearance. Reports state that Salman was also supposed to play the lead in Padmaavat, however, things did not work out and finally, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Shahid Kapoor became the final choice for Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Word is that Sanjay Leela Bhansali might even be casting Padmaavat actor Deepika Padukone again as the lead for the film alongside Salman. But till now no official confirmation on the same has been released.
Salman confirms there is a film with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the pipeline. Salman said, “There is no ‘No Entry’ or ‘Wanted’ sequel happening. I am doing ‘Bharat’, ‘Dabangg 3’ and ‘Sher Khan’. The ‘Kick 2’ script isn’t ready at the moment and then there is a dance film with Remo and one Bhansali film when he comes and narrates it. We recently discussed it.”
Salman has been part of the movie business for around three decades and believes while some of the younger actors are doing good, there are a few who have misunderstood what Hindi cinema stands for.
Salman added, “Tiger Shroff got it right this time (referring to ‘Baaghi 2’ success). Varun Dhawanhas always been getting it right. He tried one, but then that was a film (‘October’) he wanted to do and it did make decent money and no one lost anything. Apart from that, I think everyone is going slightly… They think India is from Cuffe Parade (South Mumbai) to Andheri, which is not true. They think all our emotions are cliched and outdated.”