Salman Khan: Sultan and Dangal different films, no rift with Aamir

While Salman Khan wants people to focus on important things and not create ridiculous controversies about his rift with Aamir Khan, the actor again shied away from talking about the ‘climate of intolerance’ in India.

bollywood Updated: Nov 06, 2015 13:27 IST
Salman Khan,Aamir Khan,Prem ratan Dhan Payo
Bollywood actor Salman Khan gestures during a press conference for the promotion of his upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.(PTI)

Superstar Salman Khan has denied reports of a fallout with his contemporary and friend Aamir Khan, and heaped praise on the latter’s upcoming wrestling drama Dangal, calling its story beautiful. The two stars, who have always put on a united front, were reported to have had a fight at a party a few months ago.

Also, a sense of tension between them has been long speculated over the plots of Dangal and Salman Sultan, which centres around a Haryanvi wrestler. “There is no truth to these reports of rift between me and Aamir... You know how it gets written. There was nothing like that,” Salman said.

Salman and Aamir Khan with Subhash Ghai in the middle.

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor said he would be upset if comparisons are made between the two movies as they are “very different” from each other. “Both the films are very different. I know what Aamir is making. Dangal has an amazing true story, about a father and his two kids... It is a lovely and an outstanding film. Mine is actually a romantic film. Sultan is about sports and a man fighting to win over his life back again. There is no chance of comparison.”

Salman added, “We don’t want that comparison between my film and his because we both are working as sincerely as we can and we want fans to see two good films next year. I don’t want any ridiculous controversy around the films.”

Read: Did Salman Khan reduced Aamir to tears?

Apart from his bond with Aamir, Salman’s friendship with his Karan Arjun co-star Shah Rukh Khan is always in news. The duo, who had a fallout in 2008, are back being friends.

However, Salman fails to understand the reason behind the fan frenzy around the status of their friendship. “There are more important things in the country to concentrate on than our friendship. People talk about friendship between me Aamir and Shah Rukh but don’t discuss important issues. We are just movie stars who are trying to do their work.”

When asked about filmmakers returning the National Awards in protest against “growing intolerance in the country”, the actor said, “Sad phase is going on. I am here for a film festival and I would not like to get into things which would turn other way or interpreted in another way.”

First Published: Nov 06, 2015 10:30 IST