His yellow T-shirt said 'Chill'. It was quite the mindset that this superstar was in when I met him in the middle of the promotions for his next, Tubelight. Salman Khan is a man with many adjectives, to some he's 'bhai', to others he's simply 'Salman'. Those close to him call him 'SK', others in their professional capacity address him as 'Salman sir'. Despite all these name tags and larger than life intros, Salman is a basic guy. For anyone who has managed to get into his inner circle or access his man-child banter can tell that the actor is simplicity personified. In an age of gadget and gizmos, Salman still likes to clutch onto his creased out Blackberry and make a phone call rather than sit and send long text messages. That doesn't mean he's not aware of the changing times and has readily embraced social media in his own style by his sometime cryptic tweets. What isn't cryptic or a mystery is he is pretty much the real deal. Also read: Salman Khan and Sohail Khan’s brotherly act will escalate your excitement for Tubelight - watch video
During my chat with Salman, I watched his eyes light up the minute I spoke about how despite the misgivings and predictions, his films (last few years) are a step forward towards taking baby steps in the journey to bring in some positive reform in the society and also paint a larger than life almost messiah like image of a man willing to go to any extent to make good triumph over evil.
Even while talking about the message associated with Tubelight, Salman had this beautiful thought to share as he said, "Imagine what the connect is going to be with people who have brothers when they see brothers' separation, it just hurts. And even if brothers are not getting along, this film will do one thing is that - "What's the fight all about?" They would pick up the phone and they would call their brothers and say, "Let's Chill, forget the past and start off fresh". This is something that I hope it does for all the brothers who have got some differences or not talking, I hope this happens with them after seeing this movie."
While Tubelight is an extension of his Jai Ho- Bajrangi Bhaijaan-Sultan image, he is currently shooting for what could be his most lavish and stylish film - Tiger Zinda Hai.
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