Sal­man greedy for more

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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.

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