'I get scared when critics praise my work'

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, whose Bharat has minted over Rs 150 crore at the Indian box office, says he gets scared when film critics praise his work as most of the time he gets validation of his work only from his fans who contribute to his movies' collections.

In an interaction with the media here, Salman said: "I get scared when critics praise my work because usually their thinking does not match with mine or that of my audience. So I wonder why are they giving stars to my film and writing good things about my work?"

"Having said that, in recent times, the kind of films that I have done, I did those because I loved those stories. Also when I do a film, I have a few parameters... I want people to come to the theatre, forget their worries and when they leave the theatre, become happy, with a sense of heroism, or become a better human being... at least (have) the thought of (being) a better human being."

Who is his biggest critic?

"My father is the greatest critic of my work. So he said, 'Ab bhul jao, so jao... picture bahut badi hit hai (Now forget about it, go to sleep... the film is a hit)' but that is it, he will not come and praise my performance in front of me. I never get a chance to hear any compliment from him. Very rarely, he says, 'Achha kaam kia (you've done well)'. Nothing more than that," he said.

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