Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan are considered as the biggest superstars in the country. Both actors enjoy a crazy fan following which is evident from the box office numbers.
In an interview, with Filmfare, Salman has said that he is not a superstar and is just doing his job. When asked about the challenges he face as a superstar Salman said,
“I’m not a superstar. Superstar is Shah Rukh Khan. It’s just a job. If you take it seriously, it will go to your head. I’m just doing my job like you people do.”
Salman also said that he does not think that Tubelight will break Bahubali record. “I doubt it will break the record. Baahubali jaisi filmen bahut kam hoti hai. The audiences loved it. They didn’t care whether it was a dubbed film. They didn’t care whether it was in Tamil or Telugu… they just took to it.”
He also talked about his character in Tubelight. “I’m not smart at all. In fact, I call myself ‘tubelight’. When you’re growing up there’s certain innocence, there’s naiveté, you’re full of life, there’s no corruption. At 52, when you’ve seen the world, you’ve dealt with different kind of people, you’ve lost your innocence in a way… it’s difficult to play something like this. You’re conscious that people will be watching you…ye bachpana kahan se laun. I just had to dig deep into my childhood. In fact, Sohail (Khan) and I began remembering our school friends, recollecting time spent with them and even got in touch with a few. We had lost touch with them. It was good fun to go back in time. A good journey! Also, we have so many kids at home. Unko dekhkar bachpana seekha. We were careful about not overdoing it because it’s an emotional film.”
Directed by Kabir Khan, Tubelight has hit the screens today.