In last few years Salman Khan has taken a break from masala films and is keen to do more content oriented films. In a recent interview with DNA, Salman discusses the idea of starting up his production house and how he wants to take SKF forward.
“People have loved me crazily and made me who I am. It’s just to give it back. That’s what I want to do. Also, when you have your own home productions, you can take your own decisions. Now that Bajrangi Bhaijaan has done so well, we will be on a roll!”
While setting up his own banner, Salman was very clear. The only thing that matters is the ‘script’. That’s the ‘only pre-requisite’, he reveals. “If you feel the script is like (makes a face), you don’t do it. If you think it’s sweet, don’t do it! But if it’s like (surprised expression) great, then you do it! It may turn out right, it may turn out wrong.”
“The only reason for you to produce a movie or be a part of a movie can’t be to have fun on the sets or because the maker is a friend of mine or ‘Oh, I have dates, yaar’. If you calculate your per day to do the film — these are all wrong reasons to do a film. You should do it because you should believe that it’s the best film ever.”
Bajrangi Bhaijaan clicked with the masses, whereas Hero didn’t. But that has never bothered Salman. “Success isn’t the only reason why I am making these films. You can never preempt success. It’s only till the Friday comes and the film releases that you think of the results,” he explains his point clearly with a few examples. “Like for Sholay, when they were making the film, they knew that their film was one of the biggest films ever. It would be a blockbuster ,they thought. But it was a disaster for two weeks!Andaz Apna Apna and Hello Brother, we thought would break boundaries. Both of them didn’t do well. Andaz Apna Apna was out of theatres in three days and look at it now. It’s a cult film. Today, Hello Brother is a film which people watch on TV and keep saying what a funny film! You can’t tell what will work, what won’t,”.