Sultan and one among three Khans of Bollywood, Salman Khan considers his contemporaries and other two Khans Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan legends. He believes that they both the actors can bounce back from recent professional setbacks.
The actor recently appeared for an interview where he spoke about his ‘rivalry’ with Aamir and Shah Rukh. Last year, all the three Khans faced unsuccessful films at the box office. Aamir was seen in Thugs of Hindostan, Shahrukh was seen in Zero, while Salman was seen in the franchise of Race. Collectively all three films collected Rs 800 crore worldwide and their production cost was more than Rs 600 crore.
Talking about the same, Salman said, “It is not as if Aamir or Shah Rukh are choosing bad or worse films. There are times when the movies I’ve chosen, to the best of my knowledge, haven’t worked. And then one film works and you’re back. SRK is a legend, as is Aamir. A bad movie here or there may happen, but they will always come back.”
Salman said that “I’m surviving on mediocre talent and luck. Actually, I don’t know what I’m surviving on, but I’m surviving.” He believed that he is grateful for the rock solid fanbase but he pointed out at Tubelight which is a flop but made Rs 110 crore domestically, “We thought that Tubelight will be a beautiful film, after our much-appreciated super hit, Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015). But for an Eid release, the public wanted to see something happy. In Tubelight, they all cried. They were like, ‘What the hell! You’ve ruined Eid!’. They went into depression.”
He added that, “Today, when the film comes on digital and satellite, people love it and wonder why it didn’t work.”
On the work front, the Dabangg actor is gearing up for the Eid release of his upcoming film Bharat. The film also stars Katrina Kaif, Nora Fatehi, Tabu, and Sunil Grover. Also, the actor has started shooting for the third part of Dabangg in which Sonakshi Sinha is paired opposite him.