Exclusive: I am not responsible for Katrina’s success, says Salman Khan

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 17:58

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Not too long ago, Katrina Kaif had said that she doesn’t owe her success solely to Salman Khan. And the former beau of the beauty seems to be agreeing with her. Salman Khan said Katrina Kaif is what she is because of her hard work and that he doesn’t feel he has contributed any bit to Katrina’s success. However, the actress did admit that she credits Salman a lot for helping her evolve as a human being.

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif spoke exclusively to Sudhir Chaudhry, Business Head and Editor, Zee News about their latest film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, slated to release on August 15.

On being asked about their pairing in the film, Katrina said that if the audiences like to see them play on screen lovers, then, “it’s a good thing for the film.” Katrina said that she has learnt a lot from Salman by observing him on the sets and calls him the “protector”.

The script of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ appealed to Salman Khan so much that he didn’t have to contemplate before signing the film.

Salman, who is often called Katrina’s mentor, was modest enough to admit that many filmmakers who cast her in their films are equally responsible for Katrina’s success.

When quizzed about whether he likes being in news, Salman said, “It depends on what kind of I am being made into,” while Katrina said, “For an actor, it is something unavoidable. It has been there since the beginning of the film industry and it is always going to be there. An actor’s relationship with media is sometimes good and sometimes bad. But you have to get used to it. It’s a part of the job.”

With 3 consecutive Eid Blockbusters to his credit- ‘Wanted’, ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Bodyguard, Salman is living the best phase of his career. And now his new film ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ looks promising too. Talking about the current phase of his life, Khan said, “I don’t know about the future but yes this is the best phase of my career. And I am enjoying it very much. I do think positive and feel good but I don’t worry much about what the future holds for me.” He also added, “I have gone through a number of ups and downs in the past. But my present is the best phase of my life so far.”

Salman also showed a glimpse of his humorous side by saying, “I have improved a bit as an actor”. However, he does believe that he is himself on screen and doesn’t feel the need to act. “I am a natural actor,” said Khan.

But his on screen lady love had a different take on acting. She said, “I do act. The role is different in every film. So the actor’s personality is what shows in the performance.”
When he was told that ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ looks a lot different from his previous masalafilms, Salman said he does a film if the script convinces him, irrespective of what genre it belongs to.



First Published: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 15:06

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