Given Salman Khan’s mass appeal, his co-star of Bodyguard Kareena Kapoor and many others in B-Town believe that Salman is the only phenomenon in Bollywood who matches the charisma of Rajnikant whose mass appeal surpasses all logic.
“He’s a natural born actor. Whatever he does becomes a craze. To me, he’s the Rajnikant of Bollywood,” said Kareena recently. And many others echo these sentiments. But our brawny superstar doesn’t want any comparisons with Rajnikant perhaps because of the fear of getting slotted. “Main jahan hoon wahan theek hoon. Unki apni jagah hai aur meri apni,” (Rajnikant has his own place and I have mine.
I am happy in my space) said Salman at the trailor launch of his upcoming Bodyguard. And he didn’t sound modest this time. Is it because drawing comparisons with the Southern super star may not do much for him since his success rate currently is very high. Then in a recently conducted contest on style quotient, reports are that it was the cool dude Salman Khan who won hands down with an astounding vote of 76percent, whereas Shahrukh Khan who had been voted second managed to get 16 percent of the votes. But, surprisingly, Rajnikant, just about got 10 percent of the votes. Guess Salman has now learnt to be shrewd.