It takes immense amount of security for a Superstar of Salman Khan’s stature to criticize his own work and simultaneously appreciate the work of a competitor. Salman Khan is known as the Godfather for many newbies trying to make it big in the industry. At the same time, the Dabangg Khan does not think twice when he needs to promote the movies of the fellow stars from the industry. In an industry where cut-throat competition turns ugly, many times in the open, Salman Khan’s ‘I don’t give a damn’ attitude is what makes him rise above such competition and emerge the most secure star of the industry. Today we discuss about the 10 Instances When Salman Khan Proved That He Is Bollywood’s Most Secure Star
10 Instances When Salman Khan Proved That He Is Bollywood’s Most Secure Star
1. Bigg Boss Mein Dhoom
Remember Salman Khan wearing the dark colored hat during the weekend episodes of Bigg Boss 7? The hat was among the major promotional merchandise used to promote Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 and Salman Khan used the Bigg Boss stage to promote the upcoming movie of his friend, who also happens to be the actor’s biggest competition.
When enquired about Salman Khan’s gesture, Aamir Khan had informed that he had sent the hat to Salman Khan to wear at an event for a bit of promotion. However, Aamir Khan was overwhelmed when Salman Khan used the Bigg Boss stage and had stuck to the hat for good number of episodes. What are friends for after all?
2. Resurrecting Chi Chi
There was a time when, Hero No. 1 actor, Govinda had arrogantly stated to the media that actors like Salman Khan and SRK come and go. Unaware that it was the Khans that will be dominating soon, Govinda’s chance to stay in the industry started to dim.
Until this day, Govinda does feel blessed to have Salman Khan come to his rescue and resurrect his career by forcing David Dhawan to cast Govinda in Partner. Govinda, to this day, is hopeful that Salman Khan will help his daughter get a platform in the industry. Though the chances of the same look dim.
3. Don Dekho Jaan-E-Mann
In 2006, SRK’s Don and Salman Khan’s Jaan-E-Mann had clashed during the occasion of Diwali. What, however, was surprising was seeing Salman Khan openly asking fans and followers to watch Don. Proving his security as an actor, Salman Khan went on to promote Don over and above his own flick. Little did the actor know that Don’s success would mean grave loss for the actor’s romantic musical.
4. The ‘n’ number of guest appearances
From Saawariya to Om Shanti Om, Salman Khan has given guest appearances in many movies and at times the guest appearances happen to be very random. Directors like Rajkumar Santoshi even consider Salman Khan as their good luck charm and the actor only obliges by giving a stint for a minute or two and at times, for seconds. This is Salman Khan’s way of thanking these directors for helping him climb the ladder of success. So, now you understand the reason behind his appearances in movies like Ajab prem Ki Gazab Kahaani and Son Of Sardaar.
Salman Khan many times has even lent his voice in certain movies. Be it the voice of God in David Dhawan’s, Varun Dhawan starrer HERO or the voice of God in the trailer teaser for Akshay Kumar’s ‘Oh! My God’.
5. Friends Ka Career
During the early 1990s when Salman Khan did have a few blockbusters in his kitty but when the star was far from being established enough, the actor was seen trying to get roles for his friends. Salman Khan had been going door to door to many directors with photographs of his actor friends, including Suniel Shetty, hoping to get a project for them. Wears heart on his sleeves.
6. Twitter Is Not For Promotions
Every actor from the Baadshah to the Shehanshah have been seen promoting their movies on twitter. By promoting we mean swarming the entire timeline with tweets of promotions and even tweeting the appreciations and positive reactions of the fans. But if there is one actor who never gave a damn about promotions on twitter, it is got to be Salman Khan.
Apart from his quirky tweets, Salman Khan has only used his twitter to promote the other actors and their upcoming movies. In spite of being among the most followed Indians on twitter, Salman Khan had hardly used Twitter to intensely promote his flicks. The actor, at most, posts a link of the songs or the trailers but finds doing even this, to be very hectic.
7. The Love Hate Relationship
When Aamir Khan’s Dangal finally released on the 23rd of December, 2016, Salman Khan went on to praise the movie and even spoke in favour of the movie against his very own blockbuster, Sultan. Speaking in true spirit of competition and of course immense love and respect for Aamir Khan, Salman Khan expressed his love for the actor on personal level and his hate on professional level.
Salman Khan’s tweet that had literally taken over the internet :
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 22, 2016
And Actor Aamir Khan replied with this :
@BeingSalmanKhan Sallu, in your "hate" I feel only love. "I love you like I hate you" 😘
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) December 22, 2016
8. Bhai Ka Bhai, Dost Ka Dost
Salman Khan is known as the blockbuster machine but not long ago, he had been giving a string of flops. Many even started to believe that the Superstar’s career was at risk but Salman Khan never bothered. He had hardly cared about producing hits and the biggest of the reason behind such disappointing movies was Salman Khan’s stubbornness to work for his Brothers and Directors, who were more friends than just being Directors.
Completely oblivion to the movie’s fate, Salman Khan kept doing movies for his friends until the saturation point when Salman Khan finally took some tough decisions of his own. During the hours of crisis, Salman Khan has worked for Subhash Ghai, Saawan Kumar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and many other directors. While, some were hitting the rough patch, some wanted to set sail with Bhai in their ambitious flicks. Although most of them majorly failed, Salman Khan’s name gave them enough to stay on the loop. In his strings of ongoing blockbusters, ‘Jai Ho’ is the only movie that has disappointed in terms of box-office collection and the movie was Directed and Produced by his brother Sohail Khan. Bhai! Bhai!
9. The Launching Machine
We are all aware of the number of actors, actresses, singers and numerous artists for various grounds that Salman Khan has helped gain a foothold. Almost every artist launched by Salman Khan has a name in the industry and while some have managed to gain immense success, some are yet to get there and continue to have Bhai’s hand above their head.
Salman Khan had recently launched Athiya Shetty and Sooraj Pancholi in ‘Hero’ a movie Produced by him. Both the stars have managed to make a name for themselves and are now loaded with substantial projects in hand. Completely aware of the youth dominating the industry, Salman Khan has always encouraged the young to go ahead.
10. Taking A Stand (Dabangg Enough)
Salman Khan has always had his point of view. Unlike other actors taking calculative steps, Salman Khan has found himself in trouble and has turned into a topic of debate every single time. Be it his opinion on the Pakistani actors being banned from the country or his stand in favour of other fellow actors. Salman Khan has taken a stand without fearing media bashes.
One of the biggest examples came up when Salman Khan, along with Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt and other younger lot were criticized for being a part of UP’s annual Saifai Mahatosav. While the news channels targeted the actors for being insensitive towards the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots and did not even spare the younger lot, Salman Khan was seen defending Alia Bhatt and Madhuri Dixit in every channel that he had been interviewed at. It is said that Salman Khan’s Jai Ho! suffered due to his actions. But we are certain that it was not true. How else could Kick, that had released a few months later, make it to the blockbuster status.
Salman Khan is a fine actor but his persona and screen presence has always stood above his skills, making him the Superstar that he is today. The kind of popularity and fandom that he currently enjoys is unparalleled and takes us back to the days when Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna had enjoyed similar following.
Until Next Time.. Stay Filmy Folks.