Posted: 24 January 2011 at 6:23pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by lfaiyaz
Originally posted by PandorasBox
I don't think it was a wise descision on Salman (Yaana's choreographer on JDJ) to change his name. For those of you who are lost, initially, Salman's Khan's original name was Md. Ghouse. When he was on DID the day bollywood Salman Khan made an appearance , he said his family and friends called him Salman. I guess he's a fan of his and they say imitation is a form of flatery. While at that time, it might of seem like a good idea (I mean people would would subconsciously link him to the "hero" Salman which increase vote appeal) , it might backfire on him.
My reasoning behind this is quite simple; there isn't room for two Salman Khans in Bollywood. When a newcomer debuts, there better be some uniqueness about them in order for them to stick out and become a staple on screen. The confusion that will lead to sharing a name with a currently popular actor is a big drawback. The comparisons would be inevitable and never-ending, even if dancer Salman doesn't resemble much like Bollywood Salman. That is a lot of pressure to put on a new-comer, not to mention the backlash he might receive.
I remember in Elementary school when we had two classmates sharing the same name, we'd always come up with ways to differientiate them (sometimes calling them by their last names) I was told it is highly an inconvience on those students as one of my friend has faced similar situation. She would cringe everytime some kid would come up with what he considers a clever way to differentiate her (long-haired Amy, short Amy, smart Amy, etc)It wouldn't have been a big deal if Bollywood Salman wasn't relevant today, but he is. I'm not completely sure if Bollywood is Salman's target but if it is, the road ahead might prove to be difficult. Stars like Salman Khan, Amir Khan, SRK, etc have been around for a long time. It took years to win the hearts of their enormous worldwide fanbase. Making it in Bollywood is a daunting task. Perseverance, talent, attitude and LUCK goes a long way but a name is like your label. It plays a significant part in how people react to you albeit how unfair it might seem.
That being said, something like a name might seem trivial to many of us. I mean, a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, right? But that's not the case in the entertainment industry.
-Just a thought that sprung to life when hearing the host introducing Salyana pair-
For all of you who have been discussing "Salman's so called NAME issue" ever since DID 1 let me make 1 thing clear I am Salman's cousin sister and we have been together since our childhood his mom is my bua.. So let me once for all clear this dilemma of he changing his name to seek attention or being a desperate attempt to copy Salman Khan... Salman has always had 2 names one by which he has his academic records and one which we use to address him at home just like his elder brother who also has 2 names..
Salman's name as per his academics is Mohammed Ghouse Yusuf Khan and pet name or what we call him is Salman Khan and his brother's name is Abdul Gaffar Yusuf Khan and what we call him is Saud Khan... I don't understand why has there been so many discussions about this you don't know whats told to them when they are off camera so I please request you all not to misjudge Salman just coz he asked ppl to address him by his pet name its not a brand new name that he gave himself on DID its just the name what he is addressed as by his close related people.. I don't see any harm in that...
Hi Lubna di How are you =)
and when i saw ur message today i had a feeling u were talking about this topic =)
and i can feel ur frustration when u read articles like this about Salman =(
but dont worry the fans know this little fact and we arent gunna get flustered by it =)
Edited by Taz-A.Crazy.Fan - 24 January 2011 at 6:23pm