Salman Khan: I’m doing a romantic film soon

Salman Khan: I’m doing a romantic film soon

The actor says that action films are taking a toll on him, so he is going back to romantic films

Action films take a toll, says Salman Khan, who is recovering from a facial nerve disorder, and adds disarmingly that a Tiger can’t make excuses like “I am not well” , a reference of course to his action film Ek Tha Tiger. “I am the ‘Tiger’, I can’t make excuses like ‘I am unwell, I can’t do it’,” Salman, who recently underwent treatment for trigeminal neuralgia in the US, said in an exclusive interview. “I have done all the things like running, beating, falling, jumping from one place to another…. if you are physically fit, you can perhaps do all this. But it takes a lot of toll on your body, doing the same thing the whole day,” he explained.

Salman’s hard work seems to be paying rich dividends as his espionage romp Ek Tha Tiger raked in Rs 33 crore on its opening day.

Now Salman wants to go back to the romantic genre. “I am doing a romantic film soon. Action is very tough… One has to get up at odd hours, like early morning, to do action films, work till late night, do action in worst conditions like in hot weather, fighting on rooftops and dirty places. It is difficult,” he said.

The 46-year-old is destiny’s child. Controversy, it appears, could be his middle name; he is neck deep in legal battles and health issues and has yet emerged box-office king with back-to-back action blockbusters - Wanted, DabanggReady and Bodyguard. All of them entered the Rs 100 crore club and Ek Tha Tiger is on a record-breaking spree too. After setting a new record by raking in Rs 33 crore on the opening day, it has also smashed the weekend collection record by earning Rs 45 crore.

In Salman’s view, with the increasing number of theatres and the rise in ticket prices, Rs 100 crore could soon be equivalent to Rs 10 crore. “The exact collection starts from single screens and multiplexes in cities and small towns. With ticket prices and number of theatres also increasing, the films are likely to do a huge amount of business. Soon, this Rs 100 crore will be like Rs 10 crore,” Salman said. “And talking about the overseas business, who knows what business the film is exactly doing there? Once the distributor starts giving actual figures, the numbers will definitely go up.”

Salman forayed into Bollywood with 1988 film Biwi Ho Toh Aisi in a small role as Rekha’s spoilt brother-in-law. Success was his the very next year with the 1989 romance Maine Pyar Kiya. There was no looking back after that. He climbed the success ladder rapidly and churned out romantic hits like LoveSaajanHum Aapke Hain Koun! and Hum Dil Chuke Sanam. He then did romantic comedies like Mujhse Shaadi KarogiMaine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Partner. In 2009, he endorsed action with Wanted, the first in the series to hit the screen.Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • Arjun Sahu

    Hello Salman, what!your dialogue

    • manish

      very super blockbuster film. salman you are great.

      • usman banjara up sre

        very super star salman bhai

  • Saira

    love your honesty..

    • Vev

      Hie saira

  • ifteqar

    what a movie just wow,long live my sallu

  • m.nusrath pasha

    It is a perfect action film with a perfect jodi thanks sallu

  • RaviKumar

    Hi salllumia u r real super star in bollywood
    perfect hero in all the way like handsome, dance, acting, action, never ever love stories movies till date and best comedy action

    • divyesh,mubai

      hats off mr. ravikumar ji

    • rizwan

      sallu bhai aise hi lage raho humari dua aapke sath hai

  • sandip

    Picture Salman se chalata hai….Salman picture se nahi…..Lage raho Salman bhai….i m waiting for ur next movie Kick,dabang2,most wanted,no entry me entry,partner2

  • sheraz

    Hi,Salman you made a superb film

  • shwetha

    please do romantic movies salman. we are waiting for that. love u salman.

  • aminul islam

    Brother i am U blind fan from Bangladesh, so many fan in our country who love you blindly.. we always dua for U..also your good health…I enjoy your TV show,every move, interview,dus ka dum etc…

    if you read my mail and reply me that time and that DAY IS memorible in my life..

    take care…

  • fazalullah

    If Ek Tha tiger not cross the 3 idiots record, then sallu bhai ko pareshan hone ki zarorut nahin, inshallah future me sallu bhai, Box office pe aisa record baneyaga jis ko match kerna, Dosroon k liye mushkil he nahin na mumkin hoga.

  • Ansari Shakeeb

    frndzzz dont worry sallu bhai ki next movies box office par sb record tod degi.wese bhi sb records to tod chuke hn bhai except 3 idio’s overall collection.
    Lov u salman bhai aise movies lakar humara dil khush krte rho.
    Wish u all the best for ur upcoming movies.

  • abhishek

    Hey salman sir ur action is awesome..i lyk ur action nd d way u deliver ur dialogue..

  • Jai

    I like to see in every role