In his 23 years of acting career, ‘Dabangg’ brought Salman Khan his first best actor award but the actor is not bothered of receiving awards as it’s the audience reaction that matters the most to him.
“I don’t want any awards. I have told all the producers to not put best actor nomination. I don’t want to be a nominee. I get my recognition and appreciation when the theatres are full…when people whistle and clap,” Salman said.
Salman received the best actor award for ‘Dabangg’ at the Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2011 and at the 17th Star Screen Awards.
“From the masses it’s their love that matters to me. When the film goes from single theatres to multiplex theatres it is an award for me. I would rather believe in these rewards than such awards,” Salman said.
The actor was nominated for the best actor category for several films like ‘Karan Arjun’, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ opposite Aishwarya Rai and ‘Tera Naam’, but has received the best supporting actor award for Karan Johar’s ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.
There was a time when everyone else’s films were working and my films were getting bombed…left, right and centre. I had to do films as I liked the script…but then I couldn’t put my foot down on edit or re-shoot some scenes. But today I have realised as audience spend money for films…so it’s my responsibility to ensure they are entertained, the actor said.
“Even if I don’t get my salary or remuneration from now onwards it doesn’t matter to me I am going to be fine with it. Anyways, everything I earn goes to the charitable trust ‘Being Human’ so that is something I am not worried at all. What I am worried about is when my film releases audiences should be happy and satisfied,” the 45-year-old actor said.
Salman clarified why two songs -‘Character Dheela’ along with Zarine Khan and ‘Dhinka Chika’ of his upcoming film ‘Ready’ were shot again. “Two songs have been re-shot because I wasn’t happy with what was shot in Bangkok.
I heard the audio…saw visuals and thought they didn’t match up. There’s no strategy. I just wanted the song to be better. That is why we shot the songs again and we got that,” Salman said.
Directed by Anees Bazmee ‘Ready’ is a remake of 2008 Telugu film by the same name. The movie starring Salman and Asin in lead roles is slated to release on June 3. “I am all looking forward for ‘Ready’. I just hope we stand up to the expectations,” Salman said. MID DAY