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Entertainment

Web Desk
April 12, 2019

Salman Khan deems competitors SRK, Aamir Khan 'legends'

Entertainment

Web Desk
Fri, Apr 12, 2019

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has stunned everyone by calling his competitors Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan the ultimate 'legends', adding that he on the other hand has survived in the industry only because of 'mediocre talent and luck'.

The iconic actor, in an interview with DNA, responding to a question regarding being the most celebrated Khan out of the three Khans in Bollywood, shared: 

"Not really. By the grace of God, the films that I’m choosing have done well. But it is not as if Aamir or Shah Rukh are choosing bad or worse films. There are times when the movies I’ve chosen, to the best of my knowledge, haven’t worked. And then one film works and you’re back. SRK is a legend, as is Aamir. A bad movie here or there may happen, but they will always come back. Actually, tension toh mera hai. Aamir and SRK know their craft. I’ve heard people saying they’re not so sure about me (laughs)," Salman said.

He went on to reveal that he is only famous because of mediocre talent and luck.

"My thing is that I’m surviving on mediocre talent and luck. Actually, I don’t know what I’m surviving on, but I’m surviving. Mere ups and downs toh hote rahenge. By the grace of God, hamari fan following itni tagdi hai. There’s also Akki (Akshay Kumar), Hrithik (Roshan) and Ajay (Devgn).

Then, there are the new boys — Tiger (Shroff), Ranveer (Singh) and Varun (Dhawan). Everyone is so good that all of us will also have to, you know, be on our toes," he added.

During the interview, the 'Bharat' actor was also inquired about the industry's top filmmakers placing their bets on him consistently by collaborating with him in films, making him one of the most desirable actors of all times.

Salman replied to this saying, "Like I said, luck hai, destiny hai. Maybe there is something they see that I don’t. Anyway, what they look for in a hero is a mystery. The audience wants to spend money to see my films on screen, they watch them on satellite television also and they want to see me in my shows. I don’t know yeh kab tak chalega, but jab tak chal raha hai, my idea is to give my best, no matter what problems I go through, physically or mentally."

On the work front, Salman will be seen charming fans in the upcoming film 'Bharat' releasing June 5, 2019, alongside Katrina Kaif.