Salman Khan’s journey in Bollywood is set to take the form of a docu-series titled Beyond the Star, which will provide insights into the actor’s family life, personal relationships, his equation with co-stars, colleagues and more.
The forthcoming series will also present an honest and fun account of him off the camera. The project, that will trace the journey of the 55-year-old, was his friend, Romanian actor-model Iulia Vantur’s idea.
“My docu series Beyond the Star captures everyone I have worked with, staff, friends, co-stars, directors, producers. They will talk about how I was earlier and how I am now. She [Lulia] has narrated it to Andre [Timmins, Wiz Films] and he took it to Applause Entertainment and they finalised this. It is a very good project,” Salman told PTI in an interview.
The docu-series, directed by Viraf Sarkari, will also talk about all the people who have helped Salman become the star he is today. The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor also recalled how he was supposed to work on Beyond the Star after wrapping up work on his films but ended up doing it first. The docu-series went on floors in October.
“Everyone has come in to talk. People who didn’t like things have also spoken up. So the entire journey has been, in a way, captured. It is as honest (as possible). And it is fun.”
Salman, who has 43.3 million followers on Twitter and 47.2 million followers on Instagram, continues to be one of the most popular ‘90s stars with an almost cult-like fan following.
He is also an entrepreneur and a humanitarian who has extended support, both financial and otherwise, to colleagues and people through his charitable trust Being Human Foundation that helps the needy, providing various services from education to healthcare.
“It is a manufacturing defect and it comes from parents and their parents, even my brothers are like that,” the actor quipped when asked to comment about his support to various causes. Every day is a learning, Khan said, reminiscing the lessons life has taught him unknowingly.
Beyond the Star will be co-produced by Salman, Wiz Films and Applause Entertainment.
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