Bollywood actor Salman Khan has launched several young actors and actresses over the years. In the next film by his production house, the actor is all set to launch his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Afghanistan actress Warina Hussain. Naturally, Salman Khan was accused of nepotism when he decided to launch his brother-in-law. At a special 'LoveYatri' concert in Mumbai, the actor dismissed accusations of nepotism and said that Aayush has been working hard for his Bollywood debut for years. He said that if not him, someone else would have surely launched him.
"He has been training hard. I knew this nepotism thing would come up.. He is son of a politician how can you put him into this nepotism thing. This is the only one place where nepotism cannot work at all. It is the audience that will make you a superstar or will reject you no matter whose son or a brother-in-law you are," Salman Khan said at the event.
The Race 3 actor said "You never know what the audience would like. You may be the best looking guy and best actor and they just reject you and you can have nothing. And then there is something about you that audience goes to watch your film in cinema halls but this is till your last film." Salman further points out that the film industry has become a very competitive field which he believes is good.
The actor recollects the days preceding to his debut film. On the day of the release of 'Maine Pyaar Kia', Salman Khan said that he went on a bike withhis friend to a theatre to gauge the reaction of the audience. During the interval, people saw him and he had to run away from there. The 'Dabangg' actor considers it to be the most precious moment of his life.
"I am one of the fortunate ones that even my flop films do the business of over Rs 100 crore. I told Aayush and Warina that even if you deliver a flop film it should do Rs 160 crore at the box office. So now they have the pressure of flop film."
'Loveyatri' was previously titled 'Loveratri' but had a last-minute change after certain religious quarters accused Salman of hurting their sentiments. The film will be released on October 5.
(With inputs from PTI)
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