He has a new hit under his belt, but Salman Khan wants to do a lot more with his career.
But you have releases every year…
I want to do them (movies) simultaneously. Now what? I’m getting one release in a year-and-a-half. It’s not like I’m getting a release every six months. Plus, we would work hard when we were making Rs 2-3 lakh per movie. This is the time we should be working like that. When the prices are in crores, we’re doing one film a year.
Bade bewakoof hain saare actors
(all actors are really stupid).
So, will we see you get back in that groove?
I want to, but I don’t know how we’ll manage it now. I don’t even know how I managed it then.
Meri toh chhodo
(leave me aside), the stars before us would do 65-70 films. Mithun
(Chakraborty) and Dharam
(Dharmendra) did around 115 films (sic). How did they manage their dates? And those were three- and four-hero films.
During No Entry (2005), I heard Boney Kapoor (producer) saying, ‘
Sab ke dates mil gaye lekin junior artistes ke dates nahin mile’
(all the actors had given dates, but junior artistes weren’t available on those days). We had to cancel the whole schedule. Most of the time now, we can’t even take TV actors, because we don’t get their dates.
Actor baitha hai, because uske paas ek picture hai
(the lead actor is waiting because he has one movie). It’s the other guys (who are busy).