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‘I’m used to success, I know how to take it’

He has several films in his kitty that have joined the Rs 100- crore club and thanks to them, Salman Khan’s films are perceived as high-yielding projects. But his feet are on the ground and he knows how to handle success, the star says.

Salman’s Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ready, Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2 grossed more than Rs 100 crores and now producers are making high-stake investments in the star, who says: ‘I am so used to it (success) by now that I know exactly how I need to take it.’

“I know this is all superficial... I know this is my profession and my work and I get paid for it. But apart from that, it does not go into my head. It’s like a nine-to-five job,’ said Salman.

Does losing success scare him? ‘We know that is going to happen. It’s just that how hard you can work to keep it going. How long you can see the distance between the fans and the hero increasing is important,’ said the 47-year-old.

Salman has experienced failure, but in the last five years, he has become one of the most bankable stars in Tinseltown. ‘I don’t get nervous (before the release of films). I just pray that the hard work,
which we put in, shows. Mentally, you are the same, but you worry that you haven’t lost the plot or the character you have played,” said Salman.

Starting out as a romantic hero with
Maine Pyar Kiya
, he did many action films too. In fact, his last few releases were only action films.

He feels action works only if it is backed by emotions. ‘Till the time action is not backed by emotion, it doesn’t work. In my films, there is action, but there is a lot of romance and emotion as well. In Dabangg 2, the relationship between husband-wife and father-son are shown. But as all the action scenes are put in the promo, it looks like an action film...but actually it is not,’ he said.

What about personal time? ‘I have lots of time. Why would anyone want to have time for themselves? You are 24 hours with yourself,’ he said. Salman is known for his tiffs with Shah Rukh Khan but was seen defending him on Bigg Boss 6.
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