Salman Khan on the physical challenges of ‘Bharat’

Sahar Junejo


For Salman Khan, ‘Bharat’ has been a challenging experience, not just in terms of acting but physically as well.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Khan said, “Right now, I am shooting for the third installment of the ‘Dabangg’ franchise, which is a prequel. Then, ‘Bharat’ is releasing, which is a journey from the age of nine to 27 to 35 to 45 to 70. So I am playing all those age groups in ‘Bharat’. You saw that in ‘Sultan’ (2016), too. The amount of work that went into it is 10 times more than what I put in any other film. Because you need to lose weight to look a certain way and then you need to put on that weight. And all this always has to be done in a short span of time. Earlier, it was easier, but now, of course it’s tougher.”

The driving force for his film choices is the story, “It’s always the script. It has always been that way. When the audience walks out of the theatre, they should feel that they want a boyfriend like my character, or a son like that or a husband. Every actor should see the film in totality from the audience’s perspective.”

‘Bharat’ releases on 5th June.