Salim Khan has written scripts for blockbuster movies like Don, Deewar, and Sholay along with Javed Akhtar in the 70s.
However, in his recent interview, when he was asked why he doesn’t write scripts for his son Salman, the veteran writer replied, “It’s not that I haven’t written films for Salman. I had written a film for him – ‘Patthar Ke Phool’ which did reasonably well too. Even today, when I pitch a script, people always have a question that ‘if it is good then why is Salman not acting?’ But I wanted to get out of that vicious circle.”
He further added, “Another thing is (that) if a movie fails, it is my fault. If it is a hit, it is Salman’s efforts!”