One of Salman Khan's most anticipated Eid release, 'Tubelight' didn't quite manage to impress critics as well as the actor's many fans. The film turned to be a dud at the Box Office, causing the makers and distributors losses. However, highs and lows are a bit of a cliche in Bollywood! Salman, like many other actors, has had blockbusters as well as flops in his filmography.
Talking about being a part of the industry for over 30 years, Salman said, "Today there is so much of awareness - physical awareness, mental awareness. There are people to guide you in various fields. You keep on reinventing yourself. You keep on increasing your level from your previous film. You have personal trainers and dieticians. In those days, you ate parathas and you did baithaks. So no matter what they did they could not get to this mark. This is the advantage that we have over our seniors. They didn’t have the right people around them."
He further added, "Akki (Akshay Kumar) and we have learnt it the hard way. When I was new, Jackie (Shroff) and Sanju (Sanjay Dutt) were much bigger stars than we could ever imagine. So also Sunny (Deol). Each time I felt I was dipping and that my films were not working... gadbad chal rahi hai... (Laughs) I piggybacked on Sunny, Sanju. That is how 'Jeet' and 'Saajan' happened."
Talking about fearing failures of his films, Salman concluded, "Fear as in there is a void. There is so much of time, interest and effort put into a film and in one day it’s discarded. When a film does not do well, a lot of people lose money. And the next film carries the burden of the previous one. Three four more such films and you’re out. It is bad for the industry."
"It demoralises everyone. Some people get happy when somebody’s film does not do well. They are like bahut udd raha tha, chalo accha hai, upar waale ki laathi... But I hate it when someone’s movie doesn’t do well. Because not only him... the whole staff, the unit, his family, the exhibitors, the theatre owners, his fans his entire life gets affected. You can’t wish bad for someone’s life," said the actor as he signed off.
CREDITS: FILMFARE MAGAZINE
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