Bharat is all set to release on Eid this year and box office is expecting some strong numbers with this one. This is the third movie that Ali Abbas Zafar has done with Salman Khan and he thinks there is no better choice for the movie except for him.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Ali calls Salman ‘Superhero’. Explaining this he adds, “His honesty and earnestness. His communication with his audience is very direct. And even when he lives in a character, Salman Khan doesn’t disappear 100 per cent. Whether it’s Tiger, Sultan or Bharat, his magical presence in there in the characters.”
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It’s almost real about the kind of magic that both of them create on the big screen and how flawless it looks to the audiences. For instance, the scene from ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, Salman as Tiger comes out of a room full of poisonous gases and guns blazing and audience cheers for it. Ali had an answer for that too.
He replied, “Whether it’s Gunday, Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan or Bharat, you have to connect with the audience in the first 20 minutes by showing something the character does or believes in that makes them root for him. Once that happens, they are with him even when he single-handedly decimates an entire army. If a superhero is selfless, and you a star like Salman Khan, whom the audience loves, playing him, half the battle is won!”
The evolvement over these three films that they have done together is commendable to which he said, “He was very evolved in the first film itself. I was the one learnt from him. SK is a deep, mature and beautiful actor/human being, and when he identifies with emotion, it just flows. There’s a scene in Sultan when he takes off his shirt and looks at his slightly out-of-shape body in the mirror. He avoided doing it till the last day, then suddenly stripped and faced the camera. It was a one-take shot and I couldn’t have asked for anything better. He’s so spontaneous when he’s in character. A star needs to be an actor, or he’ll fizzle out soon. Salman has been around for 30 years and his stardom has only grown.”
Let’s hope that we have one more blockbuster lined up for next Eid with this duo because audiences can’t get enough of them!