“Money, anybody can earn. But a name like mine, to be the universal ‘Bhai’ to everyone, that’s difficult”, says Salman Khan. For whatever reasons, Salman has undergone a change of image – he has become a brand like no other star has. Talking about his professional life, his choice of movies is certainly changing; maybe he wants to play his age or reflect his personal initiatives and humanitarian deeds through cinema.
After doing some emotional dramas of late, Salman has yet another emotional movie in the pipeline where he will play an ordinary man facing all the struggles which most of us go through. Atul Agnihotri is planning to make a Hindi version of critically acclaimed Korean movie Ode To My Father. It will also focus on father-child relationship and will be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
In 2015, in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman played Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, a religious, honest man on a mission to drop a cute Pakistani girl back home. This movie won hearts all over as people shed buckets of tears. Then he played an adarsh Prem after decades in Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and in his 2016, he played Sultan who is a true fighter, lover and a family man.
Bhaijaan’s movies are everyone’s favorite, there is enough action and comedy for his loyal die-hard fans, there are emotional elements and a bit of melodrama for the major chunk of the audience. This package (emotion + drama + action + Salman) promises 300 cr business for his producers.
His upcoming movies, Tubelight and Tiger Zinda Hai, will apparently focus on him being a loyal lover who is a government servant. Further, apart from the remake of Ode To My Father, Bhaijaan has also revealed that he will play a father to a 13-year-old in Remo D’ Souza’s upcoming movie.
Certainly, he is the universal Bhai who does movies that win him more and more love and respect.