After presenting the tough side of him in his last few releases, superstar Salman Khan today said his upcoming films “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” will bring back his “innocence”.
“I didn’t prepare for the film at all… This movie needed sincerity and innocence which I had lost. Both, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ will bring back my sincerity and innocence,” Salman told reporters here.
The 49-year-old actor’s recent box office hits have largely relied on his brawn be it “Dabangg”, “Ek Tha Tiger” or “Kick”.
Salman, 49, plays a Hanuman devotee in the upcoming Kabir Khan film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddique and child actor Harshaali Malthotra.
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Shot extensively in Kashmir, the superstar is all praise for the Valley.
“The experience of shooting in Kashmir was incredible. Beautiful place beautiful people. We have such amazing places in our country and we don’t want to shoot there. How silly of us? Quite a few films have been shooting there now. No matter how much you shoot in Kashmir, it’s going to look fresh and beautiful,” he said.
His co-star Kareena feels “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” has the potential of critically and commercially viable.
“For me, both critical acclaim and box-office success are important. But a good film is more important than anything else,” she said.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is sharing screen space with Salman again after “Kick”, said he is enjoying his stint in commercial films as it will bring audience to his small-budget releases.
“I am enjoying doing these (commercial) films because even if five per cent of Salman fans watch my smaller films than they will become a hit,” the “Kahaani” actor said.
The movie hits theatres this Friday.