‘Peo­ple will see me be­come dou­ble my size in my next film’

Ac­tor Sal­man Khan says he is get­ting bulkier for his up­com­ing film

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It’s a well known fact that ac­tor Aamir Khan has put on weight for his up­com­ing film in which he plays a wrestler. And now, ac­tor Sal­man Khan (left) who, too, has been beef­ing up for his role of a wrestler in his up­com­ing film, says his fans can ex­pect to see him in a much bulkier avatar. “The au­di­ence will see me be­come dou­ble my size. My train­ing for the film has started; so I need to get big­ger and fit­ter for the role,” says Sal­man.

The ac­tor, who also teamed up with film­maker Sooraj Bar­jatya af­ter 16 years for his up­com­ing film, says that while he puts in his best in ev­ery film, he does not try to pre­dict how the film will fare at the box of­fice. “If it (my film) has to work, it will work, and if it doesn’t have to work, it won’t. My job is to do my best, pub­li­cise my film as much as I can, and hope that my fans re­ally en­joy the movie. Af­ter that, it is up to the au­di­ence whether they like the flick or not,” adds the ac­tor, who re­cently pro­duced the Sooraj Pancholi-Athiya Shetty star­rer Hero.

While he con­tin­ues to work in the re­al­ity space on the small screen, Sal­man is yet to take on a fic­tion show. The ac­tor says that the re­mu­ner­a­tion is one of the rea­sons why ac­tors pre­fer films over tele­vi­sion shows.

“It’s al­ways the mon­e­tary thing. If those TV shows start pay­ing as much as you are get­ting in films, then I think peo­ple will start do­ing TV the same way they are do­ing films,” he says, adding, “And since the TV in­dus­try is al­most ten times big­ger than the film in­dus­try, I don’t see why that doesn’t hap­pen.”

The au­di­ence will see me in dou­ble size. My train­ing for the film has started. So, I need to get fit­ter for the role

Sal­man Khan, ac­tor

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