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Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, January 29, 2013
In 2011, he produced the National Award-winning Chillar Party under his banner Salman Khan Being Human Productions (SKBHP). Though the banner hasn’t produced anything since, Salman now confirms that some more projects are in the pipeline.

“We are working on more films. We are looking at two-three scripts right now. Let’s see what happens,” says Salman, adding that the movies made by Being Human Productions will be on the lines of Chillar Party. “In essence, they will be happy films with strong
messages,” Salman says.

There have been talks that Salman is keen to produce Hindi versions of Mahesh Manjrekar’s Marathi films Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho (2010) and Mi Shivajiraje SalmanBhosale Boltoy (2009). This was, however, followed by rumours that owing to Salman’s busy schedule, Mahesh turned to Akshay Kumar to remake the films. Salman, however, confirms that he is making the films.

“I loved both his (Manjrekar’s) films. We are working on them (script for the Hindi versions) right now,” he says.

Interestingly, the man known for acting in big-budget blockbusters like Dabangg (2010), Ready (2009), Bodyguard (2011) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012), insists that the strategy for Being Human Productions is to make films on smaller budgets. “Technically, the money that goes into production isn’t the foundation’s money, since it goes from our pockets. Still, the idea is to make a good film with little money that brings in big business and helps our foundation grow,” he says.

He adds that the banner’s “aim is to make films for kids, which are quintessentially feel-good in nature. And I hope that the market for such films keeps getting better with each passing day,” says the actor. He clarifies, however, that his banner isn’t producing a sequel to the 2011 hit, Chillar Party.

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(With additional inputs)