Sal­man not in­ter­ested in Hol­ly­wood

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Ac­tor Sal­man Khan (right) says that he is not keen on try­ing for a Hol­ly­wood project due to the lan­guage fac­tor and the fact that it will take time to es­tab­lish a rep­u­ta­tion there. “I like to work in In­dia a lot and I like to de­liver di­a­logues in Hindi. Sud­denly, af­ter de­liv­er­ing Hindi di­a­logues for so many years, if I start ut­ter­ing lines in English, it would look a bit weird on me. I’m very happy be­ing here,” said Sal­man at a press meet for his re­cently re­leased film.

“They (Hol­ly­wood stars) work ex­tremely hard, but we don’t need to work that hard here. If I start work­ing there, I’ll have to es­tab­lish re­spect for my­self again. When I’m al­ready re­ceiv­ing so much re­spect here, then why do I need to go there? It’s taken so many years to earn re­spect here,” added the Da­bangg ac­tor.

The spec­u­la­tion re­gard­ing whether Sal­man might be in­ter­ested in Hol­ly­wood or not was prompted by the claim of the makers of his lat­est film that its open­ing col­lec­tions in the US were bet­ter than the Brad Pitt-An­gelina Jolie star­rer, By the Sea.

Sal­man feels that the In­dian film in­dus­try needs to grow to the level of the West. “Bol­ly­wood should grow so much that there should not be any com­par­i­son be­tween them (Hol­ly­wood) and us. Our film has bro­ken the records of films there and that is a mo­ment of joy for ev­ery­one. And that’s what we want, that ev­ery­one should be happy,” he said.

But in­ter­est­ingly, Sal­man is not to­tally closed to the idea of do­ing a Hol­ly­wood flick. “If it’s a film re­lated to us (In­di­ans), I might do it, but I don’t have any craze for it,” he said.

They (Hol­ly­wood stars) work ex­tremely hard, but we don’t need to work that hard here. I’m very happy here

Sal­man Khan, ac­tor

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