‘I work much better on films during difficult times’

Salman Khan was fighting <g data-gr-id="21">legal</g> battle of his hit-and-run case while shooting Prem Ratan Dhan <g data-gr-id="22">Payo</g> but the superstar says he works much better at times of adversity. The upcoming <g data-gr-id="19">family-drama</g> will mark the return of Salman’s most loved character Prem and will see him reunite with filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya after a gap of 16 years.

“I am always going through that difficult time so whenever I am going through a difficult time my work on that film is much better. So, please remember that. We work hard during that time. I’m still going through it (difficult time) and I will keep going through it,” Salman told reporters at the trailer launch of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.

Salman, 49, first played the role of Prem in Barjatya’s debut film Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989, followed by Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and 1999 blockbuster Hum Saath-Saath Hain, which marked their last collaboration. The Dabangg actor says when Barjatya directs him as the beloved character, it is often his best.

“When Sooraj Barjatya directs me as Prem that is by far the best Prem character that I’ve played. I missed playing Prem so much that I played the role of Prem in Anees Bazmee’s Ready. We tried making it a Sooraj Barjatya film with Anees Bazmee kind of comedy,” he said.     
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