Salman Khan is known for portraying myriad shades on the cinematic canvas, some of which are the iconic ‘Prem’, the police officer in Dabangg and a Hanuman bhakt in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The superstar, who now awaits the release of the grand family drama Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, is eyeing greater success in showbiz as he believes in getting “bigger and better” with each film.
“After Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Sultan, I’ve signed nothing much yet. I have finalised one script. Whatever I do next has to be on the same level or much higher than that. A film of the same level, but of a different kind; or a better film is welcome. And currently, we are working on that script,” he said.
“Once you get appreciation, you want to keep on getting that and keep on getting bigger and better,” Salman, one of Bollywood’s highest paid stars, told IANS in an interview during his to New Delhi for the promotion of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which will also release in Pakistan.
It’s a ‘double bonanza’ year for Salman’s fans. After winning hearts in India and abroad, including Pakistan, with his heart-warming performance in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman, who will turn 50 on December 27, will be back with a bang as Prem with the Sooraj Barjatya-directed, that releases on November 12.
‘Prem’ is an onscreen name that Salman has taken on several times in his past films. But this time, the son of veteran writer Salim Khan says Prem is back with a lot more “fun and naughty antics”.
He is also confident that the audience “will receive Prem really well” with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which reunites him with Mr Barjatya after 16 years.
Mr Barjatya introduced Salman as a lover boy in Bollywood through Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989, and they weaved the magic again onscreen with hit films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Hum Saath-Saath Hain.
Salman says it’s always a delight to work with Mr Barjatya, whom he considers “the best person in the world” and one who “connects with people from bottom of the heart”. He also quipped that Mr Barjatya, in fact, is “more romantic” than him.
“All the scenes that you see in a movie, from Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! to Hum Saath-Saath Hain, were written by Mr Barjatya. I have just enacted them,” said Salman, who has a huge fan following across the globe.
In Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Salman’s heroine is Sonam Kapoor, who looks classy in colourful and traditional attires in the film’s trailer. Salman has dual looks in it. With Mr Barjatya’s signature palatial sets, fancy costumes and a larger than life canvas, the movie looks like a Diwali treat for Salman’s fans.
After Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, he will be seen as a wrestler in Sultan, for which the Bigg Boss Nau host is already sporting a different look.