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Salman Khan on making family films: “We keep it to the simple stuff. Good versus bad, fun, humour”

Superstar Salman Khan’s massive fan following has only grown ever since his debut as a leading man in ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ (1989). He is also well know as having a ‘commitment’ to himself in releasing at least one film on Eid every year. And this year is no different. As the country grapples with the deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, he is sticking to his promise and bringing ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ to his fans.

Khan recently said in an interview, “The people who have watched ‘Maine Pyar Kiya,’ they loved me, and they kept on loving me, and they kept on loving their husbands and their children, and their children kept on loving me.”

He went on to say, “From that one fan became a family and then another unit. I’m lucky and grateful that fans have been very loyal. So, from grandparents to parents to grandchildren, I have that (following).”

Rumoured to start streaming on multiple platforms, including OTT and Direct-to-home services, ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ features the star as an encounter specialist tackling drug menace in Mumbai, reports The New Indian Express. The movie will also reunite Khan with ‘Wanted’ (2009) director Prabhudheva.

Khan also believes in retaining the “simplicity” in his films and looks to cater to the family audience rather than trying too hard to impress the “intellectuals.”

“We never know what will work, what won’t. We keep it to the simple stuff. Good versus bad, fun, humour. Maybe the intellectuals would not appreciate that but I’m no intellectual and I don’t cater to intellectuals. If they can’t understand simplicity, they are not intellectuals to me,” he admitted.

Reports claimed ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ is the sequel to ‘Wanted’ were dismissed quickly with Khan clarifying that the film is a complete new story and set up. “It’s full-on entertainment, good music, superb action, very good plot and there is that one ‘commitment’ thing and that is the commitment to achhai (goodness), where he says that he will finish this drug scene and clean the city and go after the bad guys,” he said.

And despite being known for his action, the superstar admits the increase in difficulty for stunts. “Now, I don’t know if the action is more difficult or it’s difficult for me. But I’m still at it. I believe that till the time you can do action, you can romance. And I like to (do) romance, so I’m doing action. And people like to see action and romance, so that is what I aimed at,” he confessed.

When asked if there was a role he would like to play in future, Khan said he simply goes with the flow. “Whatever comes to me, whatever I think is fine at that point of time. I did want to do ‘Andaz Apna Apna 2’ but that script has never come about so that me and Aamir (Khan) could do it,” he shared.

Also starring Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff and Gautam Gulati, ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ releases on 13th May.

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