Himesh, who was in New Delhi on March 8 to promote his upcoming movie ‘Teraa Surroor’, further said: “Salman is my godfather, my brother, my mentor, I wouldn’t have been a composer hs Salman bhai not given me a break. I was busy in my production work but because he gave me a break then the journey began.”
Showering praises on Salman Khan, Himesh said all his 650 hit songs are dedicated to ‘Salman bhai’.
“And it is all thanks to him that I have 650 hit songs, these are all dedicated to Salman bhai. I think the whole trend of him (Salman) singing also is going to make him the biggest rockstar.”
Himesh, who turns action hero with ‘Terra Surroor’, said it was very difficult for him to get into the right physique and getting his six-pack abs for the role. And for getting the six-packs, he took Salman Khan’s advice.
“I took advice from Salman Khan, getting health tips because he is my mentor and I take his advice for everything I do from Salman bhai. He has given me a lot of tips on body building because he was the first person to start the trend of fitness in the country,” said Himesh.
Himesh dressed in jeans, t shirt and blue leather jacket said he is happy to be a multitasker and loves to re-invent with every music album of his. The actor, who is doing his 100th film as music director with T-Series said he loves to experiment with every movie.
“I love Bollywood, I love films and I like to push myself which motivates me to work harder. I love to reinvent in music as well. I started with soft numbers and then did a ‘hooka bar’ track which was completely different. Went sufi with Aashiq Banaya aapne, then in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo I gave very indian tunes but for Sanam Re I was very funky with songs like ‘Humne Pee Rakhi Hai’. I need to reinvent every year,” said Himesh, who is working in his 10th film as an actor.
Himesh, who was seen with the film’s director Shawn Arranha, said he took a lot of help from his director and also trained hard for a year to get the perfect physique. He even had to give up his favourite ice creams and chocolates for those killer abs.
“It was a little difficult for me to get six pack abs because I wanted to get them naturally without taking any supplements and thus it took about three times the usual time. I gymmed for about an year, lost about 20 kilos and used to eat right, no ice creams. I didn’t eat meals after 8:30 pm. Since, I am very fond of chocolates and ice creams it was difficult to leave them but now I am happy that I have quit all that. I am happy with the energy levels which really go up after you get into the fitness mindset,” said a beaming Himesh.
Himesh also stressed that Teraa Surroor is not a sequel to his last hit film Aap Ka Suroor and that he was carrying forward the ‘Surroor’ brand.
Terra Surroor releases on March 11 and also stars newbie Farah Karimi. Himesh, who was seen with then newcomers Hansika Motwani in Aap Ka Suroor and Deepika Padukone in Naam Hai Tera song from Aap Ka Surroor, said ‘Suroor’ is lucky for actresses who have worked in it.
Hansika is a big name down south and Deepika is one of the leading actresses in Bollywood today.
“Suroor girls have been very lucky. Deepika has become such a big actress, same with Hansika Motwani, she is a big star in south. I hope Farah (Karimi) also gets the same success, she a lot of potential,” said Himesh.
Himesh, who is an actor, music director and singer, said he would never become a director since he doesn’t have the right temperament to be a director.
“I don’t want to turn director because it is too stressful and it is something that my temperament allows. Right now I just want to concentrate on music, acting and we have very fine directors like Shawn. I don’t have the temperament of being a director,” added Himesh.
Himesh ended the conversation on a musical note and hummed a few lines of ‘Terra Suroor’ much to the delight of media.