it was definitely a Sultan Saturday, when Salman Khan walked in casually sporting a new haircut, probably his look from Kabir Khan’s Tubelight, to meet & talk about his upcoming release Sultan.
Sultan is a sports action drama about a wrestler that features Anushka Sharma in the lead opposite him. Here are some interesting statements by Sultan Salman Khan:
“You cannot look like a wrestler unless you train like one”, says Salman Khan who went through rigorous training for 2 months in MMA for Sultan.
He was offered Chak De! India, but he didn’t do the film then. But today after all these years, here’s why he took up a sports film.
Then he revealed why he didn’t do the film:
“My only thing with Chak De was my fans would want me to wear a mini skirt, a wig and play the match. So I said this is not my genre yet.”
“Sultan wasn’t the most difficult film of my career. Maine Pyaar Kiya was. In that film, I used to stammer before Alok Nath.”
Talking about expectations from this film:
“Initial numbers are ridiculous. Are stupid. Ticket ka price badha diya aapne, footfalls kam ho gaye, numbers badh gaye, 41 crores, 10 crores ka opening day aa gaya. It is the last days numbers, the end result of the film that actually matters.”
About the Arijit Singh controversy:
“Who is Arijit Singh? In every film there are lot of singers who sing and director and producer who make the choice of who is going to be the best voice for the film. One voice was mine but that was also rejected, so why get so upset and so hurt. This is life.”
“I’m not a singer, I sing without music. It is an art. If you ask me to sing I’ll not get one sur right. But I will sing all my film songs and simultaneously release them. Whatever revenue I make from that, will go to Being Human.”
“Yes I shared my trainer with Aamir Khan for Dangal. Aamir Khan’s Dangal is an outstanding script. Given a choice, I would’ve done both. It would’ve been easier for me. It would’ve been Sultan 1 and then Sultan’s Dangal.”
He also gave his point of view about reports that Shah Rukh Khan postponed his upcoming film Raees to avoid a clash with Sultan. Raees has been shifted from this year’s Eid to January next year.
“I don’t think so. The film was not ready. And I think two big films should not clash it’s a loss of distributors and exhibitors. It’s nothing to do with Shah Rukh, or me but it’s the loss of distributors and exhibitors. We do not have so many theatres and screens to release two films together. Our industry is really not growing this way. We need more screens to have two big release on the same date.”
Salman was disappointed that the Olympics Controversy ended a bit sooner than he expected.
“When Sachin who plays cricket and Rahman who plays Music, became Goodwill Ambassadors, no on created any controversy. That was disheartening. People pointed that I have some cases in court and I shouldn’t be the good will ambassador. I said why, not that I’m guilty as such.”
Salman also hinted that he’s coming up with a platform ‘Being in Touch’ for his fans which will make it easier for them to interact with him and benefit from it. It’s more like a gift for his fans.
We are really looking forward to Salman Khan’s Sultan this Eid!