Earlier it was reported that Kat rubbed Sallu the wrong way when she went to New York from London to meet Ranbir Kapoor, who was shooting there for his upcoming film ‘Ajaana Anjaani’. The two are reportedly dating each other. All this has caused upheaval in Salman’s life. With rumours abounding about Salman Khan’s split with Katrina Kaif we decided to get candid with the man himself and clear the air about the stories of his break up and his soon to be released ambitious project Veer.
When asked about whether marriage is on the cards, Salman pauses for a second in true Bollywood style and then blurts out, “Marriage will happen soon. I definitely want to get married. I have told my dad about it too.”
But if he gets married, will it be Katrina? Salman nods his head rather cryptically. “Has Katrina told you this (about the split)?” he questions. “This has to come from Katrina. I won’t react to these rumours because I know how and where they are coming from. You will never hear these things coming out of Katrina. I have been married off and broken off a billion times in the past; I don’t think I need to break my head over this. I do want to get married but I don’t want to go through what other people go through after marriage.”
He adds that he’s looking forward to being a papa. “'I am not sure how good I would be as a husband, but I believe I would be a good father. One has to get married; I will also get married but haven't decided when. I love to spend time with kids and it would be a blessing to have kids of my own. Otherwise, why do you get married? Marriage is for the sake of children. One day I would definitely want to play with my own kids. Don’t worry, I won’t make you wait for too long,” he laughs. '
“I am not just past forty but I am on the wrong side of it I am forty-five. I do feel the strain of my age. I do run out of breath at times while doing strenuous action scenes or dance moves. But I also think that the only way to turn old is to kill the young man inside you. I am genetically stronger and I will still be able to do what I am doing for some more years,” Salman ends.
For the first time in his career, Salman has decided to tone down his muscles, which had become his trademark for the last 15 years. “I don’t want to look muscular in my movies right now. I am shedding my muscles. I want to look lean. I have stopped training with weights. I am more into freehand exercises and push-ups, sit-ups. This way I will lose my muscles without losing weight. You will see a very lean Salman soon.”
Salman never completed his graduation. And before he realized that he was losing on education he was into films. He admits that he does feel that he should have completed his studies. However he also adds that so far this has not been a hindrance to any of his work and hobbies. “I have understood the importance of completing my studies. However I am doing pretty well so far. Let’s see how far I can go like this. After that I will think about studies again. Maybe I will study after that!” he says. Salman’s hobbies too don’t include reading much. He rather enjoys outdoor sports like cycling and swimming. “I like painting, acting, dancing, cycling and swimming!” he shares.
Salman promises that his new movie 'Veer' will have its light moments. “We haven't followed the regular format. This has emotion, drama and comedy unlike other period films, which always casts an impression that no one used to laugh in those days.”
Throwing light on how his co-star Zarine Khan joined the cast, Salman said “The film is of a different genre, so we needed a young fresh look. More than that we needed somebody with a yesteryear look. How our grandmothers and great grandmothers used to look, we needed someone like them.”
Salman denies any resemblance between Zarine and his girlfriend Katrina Kaif. “Except being fair and having a sharp nose, I don't see any similarity between them. Give god that credit for not making two people identical,' said Salman.
Salman himself has written the film’s story and while scripting it he was scared whether his father Salim Khan, a noted writer, would approve. “I showed the story to my father and the biggest fear was what is he going to say. But he said it's a good story.”
When asked why he chose to make a period film now, he said, 'I had written the story 20 years ago but at that time it wasn't possible to make the film. I thought now is the right time to make it, so I did.” The actor has been in the industry for more than two decades and has played a variety of roles, worked in various genres and sported different looks. Asked if there was anything particular he looked forward to as an actor, he said, “No yaar. I do whatever comes my way.” So far Salman Khan’s ‘Veer’ has been receiving good reviews.