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Salman Khan: I am surviving on mediocre talent. Bas fan following bohot tagdi hai

India Today logo India Today 12/04/2019 India Today Web Desk

Salman Khan is one of the biggest Bollywood stars. Even at the age of 53, he can give any young actor a run for his money. But Salman Khan calls himself a mediocre actor with a solid fan following. The Bharat actor in an interview to a daily opened up on the success mantra in Bollywood, and how his friends Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are far more talented than him.
Salman Khan standing in front of a door: Salman Khan opens on his mantra of success in Bollywood. Salman Khan opens on his mantra of success in Bollywood.

While Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are having a tough time bouncing back after their last debacles at the box office, Salman Khan is busy signing one film after the other. Talking about it, Salman told a daily, "By the grace of God, the films that I'm choosing have done well. But 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."

The Race 3 actor said that he is more tensed about his films as Aamir and Shah Rukh know their craft. "SRK is a legend, as is Aamir. A bad movie here or there may happen, but they will always come back. Actually, tension toh mera hai. Aamir and SRK know their craft. I've heard people saying they're not so sure about me."

Salman Khan added that he is "surviving on mediocre talent and luck" and it's his solid fan following that's helping him survive in the industry.

"My thing is that I'm surviving on mediocre talent and luck. Actually, I don't know what I'm surviving on, but I'm surviving. Mere ups and downs toh hote rahenge. By the grace of God, hamari fan following itni tagdi hai. There's also Akki (Akshay Kumar), Hrithik (Roshan) and Ajay (Devgn). Then, there are the new boys Tiger (Shroff), Ranveer (Singh) and Varun (Dhawan). Everyone is so good that all of us will also have to, you know, be on our toes."

On the work front, Salman Khan is awaiting the release of Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat. Apart from this, he has wrapped the first schedule of Dabangg 3 in Maheshwar.

Also watch: Sonakshi says my equation with Salman won't change (Provided by IANS)


In pics: On the sets of Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3 (Provided by Indian Express)

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