Salman greedy for more
Salman Khan (right) is known for portraying myriad shades on the cinematic canvas — be it his iconic Prem avatar, zany police officer in Dabangg or a simpleton in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The actor, who now awaits the release of his upcoming film, is eyeing greater success in showbiz.
“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. Once you get appreciation (for your work), you want to keep on getting that while getting bigger and better,” says Salman.
It’s a double bonanza year for the actor’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 in Sooraj Barjatya’s directorial.
Prem is an on-screen name that Salman has taken on several times in his past films. The son of veteran writer Salim Khan says Prem is back with a lot more “fun and naughty antics” with this film, which reunites him with Barjatya after 16 years.
Salman says it’s always a delight to work with Barjatya, as he is someone who connects with people from bottom of the heart. He also quipped that Barjatya, in fact, is more romantic than him. “All the scenes that you see in Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) to Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999), they were written by Barjatya. I’ve just enacted them,” he adds.