The most difficult thing in Sultan was wearing ‘langot’: Salman Khan
Salman plays a Haryanvi wrestler named Sultan and Anushka Sharma also essays the role of another wrestler in the film.Updated: May 26, 2016 14:00 IST
Superstar Salman Khan has never shied away from removing his shirt on screen but the most difficult thing for him was to wear a ‘langot’ (loincloth) during the shooting of Sultan.
Salman plays a Haryanvi wrestler named Sultan and Anushka Sharma also essays the role of another wrestler in the film. “The most difficult doing this film has been the ‘langot’ (loincloth). I realised how heroines would feel when they have to go through the strip shots and all. Ali Abbas Zafar (director) asked me to wear ‘langot’ and not shorts as it doesn’t look real,” he said.
Salman was amazed to see crowd of close to 5,000 people when he was to shoot the scene in a ‘langot’. Surprisingly the Dabangg Khan got a bit emotional. “I told Ali there is no chance I will go there (to shoot) as ladies were also siting there. I was like, this is not possible. Ali told me then we will come on next Eid (referring to postponing the film) I told him no this Eid is good. I wore a lungi and went there. Walking from my van to the location I had tears in my eyes,” he said.
Watch: Salman, Anushka in Sultan trailer
The 50-year-old star reveals he had never felt shy while removing shirt or wearing shorts on screen. “When I went and removed the lungi people were like ‘haye haye’. It was the most difficult thing. Thank god people got used to the visual. People started taking pictures and putting it on websites,” he added.
Sultan, produced by Aditya Chopra for YRF and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, releases in July.
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First Published: May 26, 2016 13:31 IST