Often referred to as Bollywood’s bad boy, superstar Salman Khan has always made headlines for one controversy or another. The highs of his Bollywood career are overshadowed by the lows of his personal life – one that he loves to live dangerously. While he has taken living life to the fullest a little too seriously, life has not always worked in his favour.
Back in 1998, Salman gave a detailed interview where he was asked about being arrogant, reported Pinkvilla. Giving a perfect reply to all those who have labelled him for the wrong reasons, he said, “Call me arrogant or whatever you like. I am like this. I try and put forward myself very clearly. I am not scared of speaking the truth. I have been labelled arrogant by a section of the film press, especially those magazines which want me to run around them and accept whatever they write about me.”
Salman continued, “If I call you names if I write rubbish about your family, will you like it? It can spoil your relationships with your colleagues and family and also land you in a soup. Just because somebody wants to sell his magazine, does it mean I should allow them to make use of me?”
The Bajrangi Bhaijaan star then asked a few questions that left many shaken. “If I am so bad then why aren’t people scared of me?” he added. “Why do children run and come to me for autographs? Why don’t parents hesitate to introduce me to their children? Do I behave like a real-life villain?”
He added that the people who wrote ‘rubbish’ about him during his low phases are the only ones who are scared of him. “The truth is that only those people are scared of me, who, when I was going through a low phase, wrote a lot of rubbish about me. I was rude to people because of their own mistakes. Most of them were journalists who indulged in yellow journalism and I refused to give them interviews. Since I stopped entertaining them, they wrote a load of stuff about me. Why should I take it? I’m a man who has his principles and will adhere to it.”
In the same interview, Salman was asked whether or not he feels the pressure of living up to the standards of a reputed family. “I was always considered the black sheep of the family. But then, the situation is not the same anymore. I have done a lot of good work. I have given so many hits and the number of flops that I have given is lesser than anyone else in the industry today. I am not here today to prove a point. I have already proved my worth by giving hits like Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Karan Arjun, apart from Judwaa and other films.”
On the work front, the superstar is all set to entice his fans with the upcoming film, Race 3.
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