Only a week left till the release of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and fans are getting psyched up by the day. Salman Khan’s fans and movie fanatics, are all guessing what the movie would be like. And the guessing game has become more interesting for the plot revolves around a Pakistani girl lost in India.
Any movie that has even the slightest mention of the two countries is pre-labeled as controversial. A common assumption is that if it's an Indian movie then Pakistan should brace up for serious bashing and vice versa. But according to the protagonist of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, his movie would be much different than conventional Indo-Pak themed movies.
According to Pinkvilla, Salman Khan put the idea in the simplest of words, “If you want to see war then don't watch this film. If you want to see India bashing Pakistan then don't come and see this film.”
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In his interview, Salman clarified that Bajrangi Bhaijaan is not a movie about war but love and harmony. The actor stressed upon his loathing for war between the two countries and in general too.
Salman feels that both countries have their own issues. While Pakistan is a victim of terrorism, India has a rigid cast system. Yet both countries are hurting each other because of one or two elements and 99.9% people are facing the repercussions. In his usual wit he said, “If you want to do wars [sic] then do it with paintball gun! Red color blue color out out out. And if you want to do war then the person who signs the war treaty they should stand in front. If things can be handled peacefully and music, films, cricket, transport are influential medium [sic], then why ban these mediums. Rather ban war.”
Salman said that his parents got married some 51 years ago when social differences were at peak. But then the problem wasn't a clash between Hindus or Muslims. “The problem was that my father was in the movie business. And we thought the Pathan family is going to object but they agreed in seconds. No one in the industry fights on religion. Why don't people understand or learn from this?” Salman said.
He feels Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a positive movie like Ek Tha Tiger. The film is made on a grand scale and according to Salman this is by far the biggest character he has played.
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“I had to put a lot of hard work in it. My earlier films like Kick, Dabangg and Ready to name a few were all chalta purza characters. Bajrangi Bhaijaan will bring back the innocence that I had in Maine Pyar Kiya.”
Salman Khan only does movie that he himself would be interested in watching. “I don’t want to do films where people see the trailer and say sweet film achi lag rahi hai badh main kabhi time rahega toh dekh lege. I want do films where people have the urgency of watching it,” asserted the Bollywood megastar.
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Speaking about his little co-star Harshali, Salman said, “She has set her goals at such a young age. I hope she doesn’t lose her innocence with all the attention she is getting. She is an amazing actor with an impeccable timing.”
Salman also showed admiration for Nawazuddin Siddiqui. "He is a positive and hardworking guy. The good part is that he hasn’t allowed success to get into his head. He likes his work and is not bothered about the result," he said.
The two have previously worked together in Kick.
Salman Khan tweeted another song Zindagi Kuch Toh Bataa from Bajrangi Bhaijaan today.
Pritam and Jubin Nautiyal crooned a heart-touching melody. The audio is serene and soothing and the video is a treat to the eyes.
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