Salman Khan talks about his life, future plans and friends in the Film Industry on his birthday (Dec 27) with Rajan Singh
There is nothing special happening today. After I am done with my shoot, I will go back home and then spend some time with my family.
Normally people celebrate their birthdays with gusto and tempo, how does Salman celebrate his birthday?
It is always with friends and family members. And there are so many birthdays in my family and the interesting thing being that the season of birthdays and anniversaries in my family starts form November onwards and end on the day of my birthday. Only my sister Arpita and Arbaaz are an exception as they both were born in August rest of them all are in November and December. And then comes the New Year, the whole essence being that the two months are really very hectic for us.
You are known for your parties; will tonight witness a similar party?
They all are normal parties and happen in the company of friends. We all sit together and chat for long hours. There are no any lavish parties. Today and rest of the days of the year are no different, they all are same only. The way I will celebrate my birthday today would be same as any other normal party. We talk about work and we gossip also.
Ok, if Salman were to present himself a gift what would that gift be today?
(Smiles and goes pink. Doesnt answer.)
Ok, lets turn the question, which gift would you prefer to take from your friends?
Nothing. Just nothing.
The year is about to get over, if you were have a panoramic look over the 12 months gone by, how do you see them as?
It was very good. The 42 years of my life have been really good and lets see whats in store for me in future. Now I will turn 43. The year is gone! There is no point living in past.
I really want to know the secret behind your fitness?
Daily I resort to cycling and swimming. I do exercise and work out in gym. Actually I dont get too much of sleep during nights so normally I go to sleep very late but I wake up in morning. Apart from all I also eat food with some precaution but I dont go the whole hog. Whatever is served to me I eat it; I am not a fussy eater. Its not like that I dont eat stuff with too much of oil in them and so on so forth. I eat everything and spent a sizeable time in gym.
Ok, if you were eating any favourite dish tonight, what would that be?
I am very sure that something delicious must have been cooked at home. I would prefer Rajma and Roti.
Would you ask for any wish from God?
Nothing. I would only pray to God that things keep going the way they are. Let everything be smooth.
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One interesting thing being that recently Aamir Khan gifted you a hand made painting, what sort of painting was that?
It was a very nice painting and it was his first painting. Everything that is first holds some emotional value to it. As far as I am concerned, I had gifted my first painting to Mr. Kailash Surendranath because he was the one who directed me first when I faced camera for the first time. It was for an ad film and he was directing it so I gifted my first painting to him. The painting, which Aamir has made, is a very emotional thing. That first thing just gets inside and settles down in your heart. And to part with it is a big thing, the painting is there in my hall. The Friends cap and the jacket, which I wore in Maine Pyar Kiya, too were gifted to someone some six months back. He was a fan of mine and a terminal patient of cancer so I presented it to him. I had kept both the cap and the jacket for a very long time as a mark of remembrance.
I guess you have turned a lucky mascot for Aamirs Ghajini; the film is on its way to become a blockbuster.
No, there is nothing of that sort. Ghajini is a good film and I recently saw it. Aamir has really worked hard a lot for the film. The good thing is that it has clicked among the audiences and has become a big hit. I think its going to be one of the biggest hits of recent time. There is no any contribution from my side and thats so because sometime even I fail to make my films run, forget about others. The collections of the film must have dropped because of me (smiles). Aamir is outstanding in the film and I have never seen anything like this before.
Did you manage to see RNBDJ?
I have not seen that film yet. Neither Adi nor SRK invited me to see the film.
Any resolutions for the New Year?
There wont be any resolutions. I make a plan and God laughs at me. Why should there be any resolutions?
Do you believe in making resolutions?
I do believe in resolutions but everything looks good within limits and I prefer remaining in those defined limits. Whenever I get this feeling that i am crossing them then I control myself. Now still there are certain things which I feel needs to be reigned down so I will try overcoming it. I will not reveal to you that which are those things; slowly you will get to know what they are.
How do you assess your whole journey of 42 years?
Look, the only ambition in my life was to earn 10 lakh rupees and after earning them even if God were to take everything then too its a plus for me. Lot many people come to me thoroughly depressed saying that they have suffered losses, their films have not run and then I tell them only one thing that please get out of your home and try see and observe the first man you get to see and then your whole mood will change. It could be your watchman guarding your home at 3 in the morning. He has a job and a very limited salary and then you will realize that there is no point cribbing to God. If God has taken away something, someday he will return it back also.
Any messages you would like to give to your fans on this day?
The only message would be always be happy and try help others in whatever capacity you can. It cannot always be money, it can even be through a smile also and for me this is the biggest charity.
Ok, whats the status of the sequel of Andaz Apna Apna?
Aamir and myself are very keen that the film should be made. We also have spoken to Rajkumar Santoshi. We will go for it if the script is better than the original but we cant play young kids anymore. Aamir might do it but I will have problems doing it.
Thanks a ton and a very happy birthday once again.
Thanks a lot.