Bollywood star Salman Khan, who is awaiting the release of his pet project Veer, says his father, acclaimed screenplay writer Salim Khan, is a real Veer (braveheart).
"My father is a real Veer as he has always faced tough times with courage and I salute him for that," Salman said in a press statement.
"I remember, when I was young, I flunked in maths. I was terrified to face my father and disclose the fact to him. Somehow I gathered guts to tell him; to which he politely reacted and told me not to worry and spoil my vacations. Exams are not the real test. Still, 'Beta agli baar zara dhyaan se padhna (Study well the next time),'" added Salman.
Veer has been penned by Salman himself. It is a story set in colonial India and encapsulates a period when the British enslaved India with their divide and rule policy and kings and nawabs fell for it, except for the Pindaris who preferred death to dishonour and fought till their last breath.
Salman plays one of the bravest and strongest Pindari soldiers in the film, which releases Jan 22.