Why so much in­ter­est in my salary, asks Sal­man

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He is one of the high­est paid ac­tors of Bol­ly­wood, but ac­tor Sal­man Khan (right) doesn’t un­der­stand the hul­la­baloo over his pay scale as he says his salary should not con­cern any­one but him.

The ac­tor will be back on the small screen as the host of a TV re­al­ity show with a ‘dou­ble trou­ble’ theme.

Has his pay cheque ‘dou­bled’ as well? “I have no in­ter­est in your salary then why do have an in­ter­est in my salary,” Sal­man re­sponded dur­ing an in­ter­view. How­ever, the son of vet­eran writer Salim Khan as­serted that his re­mu­ner­a­tion is used for a good cause.

“Any­way, even if my salary in­creases, it doesn’t stay with me. It goes into Be­ing Hu­man. So, it is used for a good cause,” added the 49-year-old who will be seen in Sooraj Bar­jatiya’s next along­side ac­tor Sonam Kapoor.

He in­sists that the prob­lems that he goes through do not im­pact his films. “I have been al­ways been go­ing through hard times, but that doesn’t af­fect my work,” he says.

When the prob­lems Sal­man was go­ing through at the time of shoot were brought up, he promptly replied, “When­ever I go through a dif­fi­cult time in my life, my work in films be­comes that much bet­ter. So re­mem­ber that, and please don’t let those dif­fi­cult times ham­per the re­lease of my film, be­cause we have worked a lot for this film in that dif­fi­cult time,” he says.

De­spite a court sen­tenc­ing him to five years jail in a rash driv­ing case, Sal­man’s Kabir Khan di­rec­to­rial Ba­jrangi Bhai­jaan, that re­leased in Au­gust, be­came one of the record­break­ing films at box of­fice. His con­vic­tion was later sus­pended and he was granted bail.

“I am still go­ing through it and keep on go­ing through it. That’s my share of karma,” he adds.

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