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I am in a dangerous position today: Salman Khan

PTI  Mumbai,, August 09, 2012
First Published: 13:37 IST(9/8/2012) | Last Updated: 18:07 IST(9/8/2012)

In the best phase of his career right now delivering back-to-back blockbusters, actor Salman Khan, however, thinks it is a dangerous place to be in as one does not know what to do next.

"I am happy that my films are doing well. But it is a very dangerous position to be in, as we don't know what to do in the next film. I don't know what to do right now," Salman said in an interview.

"If a script is full of action, and then there is a romantic film...the sudden change from action to romantic makes you wonder how is it going to work, so you don't know what to do," he said.

With three consecutive Eid blockbusters to his credit - Wanted, Dabangg and Bodyguard, Salman is now ready with yet another promising film Ek Tha Tiger.

"If there is a larger than life character in films that I do, then it becomes like no one can kill him...it will get boring. So it is a very dangerous position to be in, like if you take a film to a larger level then it is like too much is happening, if don't take it to that level then it is like first was better. You don't know what to do," the actor said.

Post his back-to-back hatrick with Dabangg (grossing Rs. 215 crore), Ready (Rs 180 crore) and Bodyguard (Rs 230 crore), not only the audience but even producers are pinning their hopes on Salman's forthcoming film Ek Tha Tiger.

If there is any pressure of delivering another hit at the box office, Salman is not showing any signs of it.

"I don't feel the pressure...if it does not do well then it does not. We will see it in next film. If a film is good it will do well. If it is a bad film, it will bomb at box office. I believe audience is always right," he said.

On the Rs. 100 crore bracket much talked about these days, the actor said, "The Rs. 100 crore thing is just a PR kind of workshop, talking about (Rs 100 crore) collection and all. The person who has come to watch a good film, if he likes it he will come again either with family or friends."

"The number of times he watches the film  is good for all of us, for the movie as a whole, the producers, theatre, exhibitors, artists, country and for the economy of the country," he added.

The 'Dabangg' Khan has been achieving success but still feels he is lucky to have got good films. "I think I have been lucky to have got good films. It is the passion that keeps me going. I like my job and it has turned into my hobby and I enjoy doing it," he said.

In his 24-year-old career in Bollywood, it is for the first time that he has teamed up with Yash Raj Films for 'Ek Tha Tiger'. On the association, the 45-year-old actor says, "There is right time for everything. And 'Ek Tha Tiger' came at right time and place. Why I took so long, it is like asking why you are born now, why not later on?"

The story of Ek Tha Tiger lured Salman towards the film.

"It was the script that attracted me to do this film. The script, Kabir Khan as a director and Katrina Kaif in the main lead, title Ek Tha Tiger, then I play a RAW agent, Yash Raj production, all these things were enough for me to go ahead with the film," he said.

Featuring Katrina Kaif in the lead with Salman, the movie releases on August 15.

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