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September 1, 2011

Salman Khan’s Surgery in US Successful

Surgery on Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the US for a painful nerve condition has been “successful” and he is advised a complete rest for the next fifteen days, sources close to the actor said today.

Salman who is suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia, a nerve disorder that causes intense pain in the face, had left for the US on August 29.

“The surgery was done last night and lasted for five hours. It will take at least fifteen days for the actor to resume work and he is advised complete rest till then. Fresh tests will be conducted further to check the progress of recovery. The actor will then go to South Africa to shoot for Ek Tha Tiger,” sources close to the actor told.

The Dabangg actor has been suffering from the pain in his jaw since 2007 while shooting for ‘Partner’. It got worse last year following which he decided to undergo a surgery.


August 19, 2011

I don’t have to impress a woman

As a person, have you changed since the day you started out in Bollywood?

I have not changed a bit. I have seen more life. So there might be things that I agreed with earlier and do not agree to now. If you are saying fame or power could change somebody, I don’t believe that. I think that money, fame and power make you the person you are.  Before that the person is a jhuka hua aadmi. He is a humble man.

Did you never feel like attempting serious cinema?

If you look at my characters Radhe in Tere Naam and Inspector Arjun Ranavat in Garv: Pride and Honour, you’ll realise that I have done serious cinema. But why would I want to do a French film when I am doing Hindi films? People go to a theatre to watch a film because they want to have fun. Why would I want to give them a rona-dhona film? For me movies are real life enlarged and enhanced. I can do stuff in movies which I can’t do in real life. It’s like taking real life to a different level.

Considering you’ve had several romantic relationships, what according to you is the one thing that women want from a man?

A woman would want her man to be charming, lovable, and sweet. She would want flowers, chocolates and candlelit dinners.

But a lot of women today prefer to be practical and may not want their man to present them with all those things…

Oh do you know any woman like that? No…it’s not true. It’s all in theory. In reality they love to have all of the above.

If you have to impress a woman, how would you go about it?

I don’t have to impress a woman. If you try to impress a woman you are being the man you are not. It is bound to turn around and whack you in the face. Be yourself. Don’t do things that you will not be able to do in your relationship after a point of time.

Moving on… Salman’s body has always been drooled over. How do you maintain it? Do you avoid any kind of food?

I exercise a little more than I eat. And I eat a lot. I don’t avoid oil or fried food. I eat everything except pork and beef.

Are friendships in the film industry fickle?

It depends on the kind of bond you have formed with a person. If it’s not work related, it generally lasts long. If it’s work related, it can go either way. Mohnish Behl, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Sajid Nadidwala…all are good friends. Shah Rukh Khan used to be friend.

Was that friendship (SRK) work related?

I have no idea buddy…you ask him that question.

Are relationships fickle too?

No, relationships are not fickle. If that thing is meant to be, that person will be there. If its not meant to be, it won’t.

How do you rate yourself as a lover, actor and friend?

(Looks puzzled) How can I rate myself?  You ask this question to my lovers, audience and friends.

Your new movie Bodyguard is going to release soon. Your bodyguard Shera has been with you for more than 15 years. How much of the film is inspired by Shera. What kind of an equation do you share with him?

(Salman chooses not to answer the question. Instead he shouts out for Shera, cursing him). Sheraa…Sheraaa.. joota phenk ke maarunga tujhe. (Then he turns slowly with a telling look about him. He is waiting to see if we have understood the ‘equation’. Yes, we have. Very well, in fact). The most important thing about a bodyguard is trust. I have spent more time with him than with my family. He knows how I am. I trust him. Shera calls me ‘maalik’. So I have taken that from him for the film. I call my boss ‘maalik’ in the film.

Has he (Shera) ever got you in a spot?

Lots of times. Once at an event, there was a huge crowd. Shera was trying to get me through. A cop, who was wearing civil clothes and was there along with his family, got pushed. And then it became an ego issue. The cop created a big ruckus. Nobody got seriously hurt and I didn’t blame Shera for it because he was just doing his job.


August 10, 2011

Salman Khan Week: The Dabangg star the masses love

New Delhi: The baseball cap is gone, so is the pout. Bollywood’s petulant Prem has grown into a role few actors would feel comfortable attempting. As he leaves the many controversies behind him, actor Salman Khan is finally fitting into an image carefully cultivated by his publicists who

have launched a charm offensive to market the middle-aged star to the masses.

We at IBNLive are dedicating this week to Salman Khan. Here’s why.

While most actors his age are heading towards the city multiplexes to tap an urban audience, post the success of Dabangg, Salman has redefined his image as a star with pan-Indian appeal. Khan delivered last year’s biggest hit, Dabangg, and his action comedy Ready was a global blockbuster as well.

Khan, whose film Maine Pyar Kiya achieved cult status and established him as a romantic hero, is secure in the knowledge that his bad cop romp Dabangg has helped him master a genre no other actor would feel comfortable attempting.

Bollywood’s favourite “bad boy” has found a larger-than-life, goofy pop corn hero that is a hit with the masses.

Khan, who repeatedly appeared as the dreamy-eyed ‘Prem’ in many of his films in younger days, answers to Chulbul Pandey now, a tough cop who would rather bully a girl into submission than pine for her affection. He has taken the exaggerated comic style that actor Govinda complimented in his hit film Partner a notch higher to market it among the rural masses.

And the overall effect is not just acceptance from a large section of India’s mega-movie-loving audiences but also spontaneous affection for an actor who knows how to endear himself to those yearning for good old comic action flicks.

No other actor has the kind of following that Khan has on social networking sites. While Aamir Khan is generally seen as an intense actor with penchant for socially relevant cinema, Shah Rukh a master of the romantic drama, Salman Khan is the one star who has nailed the big-budget comedy – hugely popular with the masses.

To the masses he is ‘Sallu Bhai’ who gyrates to his item numbers and cracks fart jokes. His Being Human charity T-shirts are spotted everywhere; stars wear them and they are promoted at film previews. Khan is keen to be seen as a regular guy who regularly gives to the needy.

The occasional fights with co-actors and the moody spats at celebrity birthday parties not withstanding, Khan has emerged as Bollywood’s most bankable star and the only one who can pull a hit off a bad script.

His pocket move during dance steps in the film Ready is a reflection of the image he wants to create. The Dabangg moves have been copied and spoofed by his contemporaries and sometimes rivals at awards shows. People have lapped up his quirky dialogue in both Ready, a film panned by critics, and Dabangg, that recently won the National Award for wholesome entertainment.

Neither SRK, whose super hero flick Ra.One is in production, nor Aamir Khan who is preparing for the villain’s role in Dhoom 3 can pull off a ridiculously goofy, psychedelic sunglasses the way Salman Khan can.

Ready, directed by Anees Bazmee, is indicative of the kind of film that Khan has come to be associated with – everything is black and white, the hero is a paragon of virtue, the heroine is coy, their love is pure, there are raunchy dialogues, catchy songs and the bad guys are dead in the end. The critics may be dismissive, but the masses love it.

Khan recently said in an interview to Reuters: “I missed seeing heroes on stage. Suddenly, we’ve (Bollywood) got into rom-coms and love stories and niche films. We started missing heroes.”

The formula seems to be working — both Dabangg and Ready are blockbusters, as was Khan’s 2009 release Wanted. Even though he delivered three turkeys in between, no one seems to notice.

Before Wanted, Khan’s fortunes weren’t shining brightly — most of his films, including Subhash Ghai’s Yuvvraaj and God Tussi Great Ho tanked at the box-office.

Critics of the actor said he wasn’t making the right choices, doing films for the wrong reasons. Khan admits they were right but says he couldn’t do much about that phase of his life.

Like any rock star, Khan’s public appearances are thronged by screaming fans and the actor is not worried that he is losing out on meaningful cinema, because ultimately it is the masses that he has to cater to.


June 24, 2011

Salman Khan to turn babysitter!

Salman Khan
Salman Khan will turn babysitter sometime soon. His pet dog MyLove will deliver a litter this week. All the other dogs have been sent to the farmhouse, and will be kept there till the babies grow up.

A source reveals, He’s given the family vet strict instructions to be around when the time comes. Salman loves his pets and is quite excited about the new addition to his large brood.

His pets are like his babies and he even has room temperature control panels installed in his home to regulate the temperatures for his precious four-legged babies.


June 20, 2011

Salman Khan – The big daddy of Bollywood

Salman Khan at a charity event for his Being Human foundation

Salman Khan at a charity event for his Being Human foundation

If you ever thought that Salman Khan was too reckless to make for a good father, think again.

In a recent survey, the youth of the nation surprisingly voted the Dabangg Khan as their favourite father figure.

Considering Salman has hardly ever played a father figure on screen and is very much single in real life as well, the results are unexpected to say the least.

And it has caused a stir among many, who are all still wondering what must have put Bollywood’s favourite brat on a paternal pedestal.

Veejay and television anchor Mini Mathur, who wasn’t aware of the survey, was quite shocked when we posed the question to her.

However, she soon gathered her wits and said, “Maybe the results have been prompted by the fact that Salman is a very giving person, one who has a lot of love for everybody. Despite all the controversies he gets embroiled in from time to time, he is a very genuine man at heart. Also he is a family man who is very close to his parents and siblings.”

Actress Puja Gupta, who has always been a big Salman fan, couldn’t help gasping at the news, but she too agrees with Mini.

“It’s very important for a man to be kind if he has to be a father figure to someone. And Salman is the one of the most kind-hearted persons in the industry,” she gushed.

The superstar’s mammoth amounts of charity work certainly seems to have earned him a lot of brownie points. Says photographer Dabboo Ratnani, “I have known Salman even before Maine Pyar Kiya, when he was a model. And I can say for a fact that he is the same person even today. He will go to any lengths to help his friends. And the phenomenal charity work that he is doing through his ‘Being Human’ foundation goes on to show just how generous he is. I don’t think any other person in the industry contributes as much to charity. It’s a very rare quality.”

Perhaps it’s these qualities that help Salman beat the good and bad paradox within him and connect to the common man. “People are overlooking his bratty side because deep down, they know that he is a misunderstood man who means good,” Dabboo adds.

And fans couldn’t agree more.

Says Ishita Chandran, a media professional, “I loved the way he portrayed the role of a father in Biwi No. 1 and that came to him naturally. His equation with his nephews and the fact that he takes care of a million children through his charity, makes him an adorable father figure.”


June 7, 2011

Salman confused with Baba Ramdev’s hunger strike

Salman KhanSalman Khan is puzzled with yoga guru’s action, Shahrukh too commented on on Baba Ramdev’s hunger strike in Delhi before Salman did. On Been Asked by a media person to salman’s opinion regarding Baba’s fight against corruption,things seems penetrating from his side. Salman said that there is no use of the hunger strike , he can spread the message against corruption in other ways too. He have numerous admirer across India,If he really wants cut down the roots of corruption, he can spread the message through them and prompt the people not to give bribes.

Baba Ramdev

Salman feels that there is no use of the fast, without that also the mission can be accomplished. A few days back Shahrukh Khan stated against Baba Ramdev’s hunger strike, believe that it was politically motivated and he would not support the drive which Baba is leading. On the contrary to this other bollywood celebrities like Shekhar Kapoor, Shabana Azmi appreciated Baba’s step.

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor tweeted on the social networking site ‘Twitter’, regarding Baba’ step for peaceful protest whereas actress and activist Shabana Azmi People are foiled with the devil named corruption. Baba Ramdev is helping them out to on right track to uproot it completely from our nation. What background of eviction will the step of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will take in the history of India.