News|August 19, 2011 3:23 pm

Salman Khan: I will think of writing and directing

Salman speaks about his films and his future plans and his fans,

Are you a bit nervous with the high expectations people have of you and Bodyguard ?
No, I’m focused on the job at hand. It’s not like I’m in NASA and researching on cars running on water, insted of petrol. In cinema, we’re more guided by emotions and gut feeling. Once the audience starts getting tired, they won’t like your films.

After Dabangg last Eid, you’re becoming synonymous with festival releases, just like Amir Khan had become synonymous with Christmas releases.
It’s not about Eid. If I release a lousy film, then people won’t see it. People decide whether they want to see the movie or not after watching the promos.

With Bodyguard, I’m catering to all kinds of people. Bodyguard’s second half is more for men. And they will have ‘khushi ke aasoon’ in the end. Why would I want you to spend money to get bored and shed tears of sadness ?
 You’ve managed a casting coup of sorts; Kareena as heroine and Kat as item girl in Bodyguard.
No casting coup yaar! Katrina is there in just the song. I’v been Katrina’s bodyguard so far in real life. So why not in reel life also?

At 40 plus, do you feel fit enough to do all these action movies ?
The reason I started doing all these action films is too get into a fitness routine. I certainly feel fitter today than I was earlier, and I attribute this to eating correctly and working out regularly. If I indulge in deserts after dinner, then I ensure I burn those calories later.

What about writing and directing movies?
That’s for later, jab time kharab hoga, not like it is now. When people don’t want to see me any more, then I’ll think of writing and directing.

So would you say this is the best phase of your career ?
No, I think that is yet to come.