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The audience should have entertainment: Salman Khan

He's had four back-to-back blockbusters and expectations from his next release "Ek Tha Tiger" are enormous, but Salman Khan appears quite oblivious to the pressure and says almost philosophically that whatever a film's fate, the audi

Friday, August 10, 2012 | 1:00:31 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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He's had four back-to-back blockbusters and expectations from his next release "Ek Tha Tiger" are enormous, but Salman Khan appears quite oblivious to the pressure and says almost philosophically that whatever a film's fate, the audience is always right and must be entertained.

Following "Wanted", "Dabangg", "Ready" and "Bodyguard", all of which crossed the Rs.100 crore mark at the Bollywood box office, Salman is now ready with "Ek Tha Tiger" that releases Aug 15. He isn't nervous one bit because all he wants to do is to entertain.

"I don't feel the pressure. 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. (Whatever it is), audience is always right," Salman, looking relaxed in a white T-shirt despite being under the weather, told IANS in an interview.

"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 the theatres, they must salman khan in ek tha tigersay 'Wow, what a film'," he said of what he considers his reward as an actor.

In his over two decade career, Salman has dabbled in all genres - romance, action and comedy. But right now, the 46-year-old, who is recovering from a flu, admits he doesn't know what will click with the audience.

"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 (Can no one beat him or what?)... It will get boring."

However, he only believes in following his heart and, more importantly, his passion for acting.

"It is the passion. It's my job. I like my job, it's my hobby and I enjoy doing it," he said. "There is always a gut feeling (that) the script sounds superb, and so we go for it."

Salman is the rare star who has reopened the doors for single screens in today's multiplex culture. But he says quite salman khan's movie ek tha tigercategorically that he doesn't believe in the masses and classes culture.

"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 only. There is no question of mass or class. One can afford and one cannot afford multiplexes because single screen tickets are cheaper," he said.

He is also one of the few Bollywood actors to have revived the old charm of a theatre full of cheering, whistling and hooting audiences. He brushes it off, saying he's just plain lucky.

"I'm just a simple person. Logon ne sarr pe chada diya hai (People have made me a star). (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," said the actor.

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Posted on: 11 August 2012 at 12:06am
I love you salman khan all the best. God bless you

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 9:45pm
Best of luck Salman khan! Hope ETT creates new records and history at the box office :)

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 5:38pm
Nice one. I love all of salmans films, I have seen half of his films and there is not a single one which I don't like. Salman is a great guy and an amazing actor and can't wait to watch Ek Tha Tiger. I am soo exited to watch it and it will make my day when I watch it. Salman all your fans love you very much. Take care and always stay happy.

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 4:43pm
agree with u Salman :))
waiting 4 15

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 2:19pm
Wish you the best!! I can't wait for Ek Tha Tiger

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 1:05pm
Salman Khan LOVE UUU. SOO EXCITED FOR ETTT ! forget 100 crores..this film going to get 200 crores and PLUS !

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 12:40pm
All the best Salman ... Eagerly waiting 4 ur movie...

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 10:40am
All the best Sallu, I am booked for 15th August for Ek Tha Tigar

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 10:20am
ALL THE BEST SALLU WE KNOW U WILL ROCK ALL THE BEST

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Posted on: 10 August 2012 at 10:05am
Go Tiger Go you gonna rock on 15th.
All the best sallu.

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