"we're the only ones who have been able to pull it off"
Salman Khan is one of the biggest stars in Bollywood and has been for a long time. His presence on the big screen is one of the reasons why he is so popular.
The actor is responsible for playing some memorable characters. However, all good things must come to an end.
Away from the big screen, the actor has always been vocal about his stardom and has opened up about the fear that it may fade away.
In an exclusive interview with Filmfare, Salman revealed that he feels that there are only five actors in Bollywood who have been able to maintain their stardom for a long period of time.
The actor included himself in the conversation as he said:
“Stardom will fade eventually. It’s a huge task to keep it going for such a long time.
“I guess Shahrukh [Khan], Aamir [Khan], Akki [Akshay Kumar], Ajay [Devgn]… we’re the only ones who have been able to pull it off for such a long time.
“We’ll try our best to keep it going for another few years. Just like in the case of all superstars, the box office collection will come down to eight to ten per cent. But it hasn’t started.”
Despite the revelation, Salman Khan remains one of Bollywood’s top stars especially as he will reprise his role as Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg 3.
He is currently filming alongside Sonakshi Sinha, Dimple Kapadia, Arbaaz Khan and Sudeep.
Prabhu Deva is directing the action film and it is set to release on December 20, 2019.
As well as Dabangg 3, Salman will also reunite with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after 19 years in Inshallah. Alia Bhatt will star opposite the actor.
There have been reports that Salman would be producing a TV series. The speculation soon lost momentum as there was no official announcement from the actor.
However, Salman has spoken about how it is in the pipeline. The actor revealed:
“Yes, I might. It’s in the pipeline.
“There are friends with whom we have been unable to do films. So we can do such shows with them.”
“I’m venturing into television not to make money but for more and more directors, producers and actors to get involved.
“I’m told since we’re just producers; the channel would be taking a call on everything. I might have to get into that as well.”