Bollywood actor Salman Khan says he constantly tries to increase the level of whatever good he is doing and does not like to look behind.
“I constantly try to up my standard a little bit. That is the only thing I keep fighting. I don’t have time to look behind. I try and take small baby steps. Whatever wrong I have done I am trying to cut it down, and whatever good I am doing I am trying to increase that level,” the 50-year-old actor said at the trailer launch of Sultan.
In Salman’s upcoming film Sultan, there is a line that says wrestling is not a sport, you are fighting what lies within you. When asked what is the thing that he is fighting in real life, Salman said in a lighter vein, “Where you get these questions from. How can you put me in a tight spot, this is not fair. You know what I am fighting within, I think even you are fighting the same thing within. I am fighting with myself all the time.”
He has not learnt the language but has tried to get the accent right. “I have not learnt it. The dialogues used to come and I used to repeat it. She (co-star Anushka Sharma) learnt Haryanvi and she speaks really well,” he said.
The makers of Sultan have shot some portions on real locations, but according to Salman, it is very difficult to shoot at such places. “There is nothing better than shooting at real locations if things are controlled. But today, it is difficult to shoot at real locations because the amount of crowd, police security is there, it’s huge, so its difficult. So, we shot on sets and little bit on real locations,” he said.
Sharing his experience of working with Salman, director Abbas Ali Zafar said, “I think I am fortunate enough to work with Salman sir. Whenever you write a character you visualise an actor thinking he can pull it off well. Our producer Aditya Chopra and I were very clear that we would do this film only if Salman sir agrees to do it.”
The Mere Brother Ki Dhulan director gave Salman about 20 minutes of narration (of the film) and Salman told him that he relates to it. “Whenever you go to a star with a character you think if the character justifies the stardom of the star. He has worked with so many directors... His career spans over 25 years so he has lot of experience and you can’t ignore it. There is lot of Salman in the film because his contribution to the text (story) is phenomenal. He never pointed bigger things to me he pointed smaller things. My learning from this film is that the depth of things lies in small things,” he said.
The sports-drama is a story of the rise and fall of a wrestler from Haryana, essayed by Salman and has Anushka Sharma opposite him. “It is a fictional story. It is the story of an Indian, it is about relationship and sport is the backdrop of this film. One thing common about life and wrestling is that people fall but life is all about getting up and not giving up. This film is all about that,” Ali said.
Sultan, directed and written by Ali Abbas Zafar, is set to release this Eid. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film has been shot in Karjat.
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