Mumbai, May 10 : Arjun Kapoor, who gives credit to Salman Khan for his foray into acting, says his mother Mona credits the superstar with seeing his potential.
"When I was an assistant, I spent a lot of time with him... I think it came from an emotional connect. My mother always said he is godsend," the 27-year-old told reporters here Thursday at the unveiling of Men's Health magazine cover featuring him.
Initially Arjun, who worked as an assistant director on Salman starrer "Salaam-E-Ishq", was only interested in direction.
Mumbai, May 9 : From serious roles and comedies to romance and action, Dharmendra stepped into all kind of roles in his heydays and says he see his reflection in Salman Khan, who, just like him, does everything to entertain the audiences.
"All the heroes are like my kids. Hrithik Roshan has his own style, Shah Rukh Khan has his own way. I see a lot of myself in Salman. He does anything - some weird dance moves and all. He is very good. He is emotional and a good dancer," the 77-year-old said here Wednesday on the sets of "Dance India Dance Super Moms" auditions.
Mumbai, April 24 : Bollywood superstar Salman Khan admits that while shooting for an inner wear ad (DixcyScott), he was reminded of his film "Karan Arjun".
Directed by Rakesh Roshan, 1995 release "Karan Arjun" featured Salman and Shah Rukh Khan together, who were among the top actors of that time. Also starring Raakhee as their mother, the film featured Kajol and Mamta Kulkarni as the female leads.
"Karan Arjun" was a blockbuster.
Mumbai, April 16 : Actor Salman Khan, who has been locking Eid for the past four years to release his films, won't have any outing this year. The superstar's younger brother Arbaaz says there are plenty of interesting dates to choose from and no need to do a rush job on "Mental".
Since 2009, every year Salman had a release on Eid. It started with "Wanted", followed by "Dabangg" in 2010, "Bodyguard" in 2011, and 2012 spy thriller "Ek Tha Tiger". Interestingly, all of them turned out to be box office blockbusters.
Mumbai, April 12 : "Dabangg 2", one of the top earners of last year, will now be available online for international audiences.
Fans of Salman Khan, who didn't get a chance to see his famous character Chulbul Pandey in the film, can now watch it anytime, anywhere on Eros Now.
Whilst the online facility isn't available in India, audiences outside the country will be able to subscribe to Eros Now to watch the sequel to Abhinav Kashyap-directed 2010 blockbuster "Dabangg", said a statement.
Mumbai, March 30 : Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says he would love to do a film with Salman Khan, if they find the right script.
The two were seen in popular comedy "Andaz Apna Apna".
"I would love to work with Salman. 'Andaz Apna Apna' is one of my favourite films as well. He is a great person to work with. If we come across a script then we will be happy to do it," Aamir told reporters at an event to felicitate the winners of "Talaash" contest here Saturday.
Mumbai, March 25 : A sessions court here Monday deferred to April 8 the hearing of the 2002 hit-and-run case against Bollywood actor Salman Khan.
A magistrate court, trying the case, had invoked the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder (Section 304 part II of the Indian Penal Code) and shifted the trial to the sessions court last month. The charge, if proved, can attract a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail.
The actor had filed a review petition to quash the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which will be heard April 8 by Sessions Judge U. B. Hejib.
New Delhi, March 18 : Video jockey-turned-actor Ayushmann Khurrana was on cloud nine when superstar Salman Khan asked him for a singing lesson at a recent award function.
Ayushamnn, 28, bagged the best singer male award for "Paani da rang" from his debut film "Vicky Donor" at the recently held Renault Star Guild Awards 2013. As he went on stage to collect the award, Ayushmann was overwhelmed when Salman, the host of the event, asked him for a singing lesson.
Mumbai, March 11 : Shakti Kapoor credits superstar Salman Khan for bringing back parents and family emotions back on the big screen, something he believes was missing from Hindi films for some time.
"There used to be a lot of emotions around parents once and the audience wants it again. 'Himmatwala' (remake) is on the same lines and Salman Khan is responsible for starting it again," the 57-year-old said here Sunday at the music launch of his upcoming film "Saawariya - Khatu Shyam Ji Ki Amar Gatha".
New Delhi, March 6 : Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma have emerged as the most wanted celebrities online in India, according to a recent study.
The vivacious Anushka was the most liked and wanted female celebrity online in the months of December 2012 and January 2013, while Salman topped the survey in the male category in a study, conducted by Kwaab. com, an online social cataloguing portal.
Mumbai, Feb 19 : The curiosity over who will play Salman Khan's romantic interest in his brother Sohail Khan's film, is getting hotter by the day. The project is now said to have been pushed to March, enabling Sohail to have more elbowroom to select the female lead for the project.
After rumours of model and former "Bigg Boss 6" contestant Karishma Kotak being in the film died down, now one hears that Daisy Shah, a professional dancer, is being considered for the role. Priyanka Chopra's name, too, is doing the rounds in this connection.
New Delhi, Feb 12 : Bollywood director Sooraj Barjatya, who wants to cast Salman Khan in his next film, is ready to wait for his lucky charm as the `Dabangg' star is currently out of dates.
Khan gave his first super-hit with Barhatya's `Maine Pyaar Kiya', in 1989 and has since then been the filmmaker's hot favourite.
The duo has also delivered family dramas like `Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' and `Hum Saath Sath Hain'.
According to reports, the 47-year-old actor's fans will have to wait for a year before the pair come up with their next film. (ANI)
Mumbai, Feb 10 : Bollywood star Salman Khan said that he would undertake a long-delayed trip abroad for treatment, which he had put off because of his acting schedule and the blackbuck poaching case in court.
"I had to delay going due to the acting schedules and the court cases. But now I will go," he told the media at a Celebrity Cricket League match in Kochi Saturday night.
Salman Khan is charged under the Wildlife Protection Act for allegedly poaching a blackbuck in Rajasthan in 1998.
New Delhi, Feb 4 : Salman Khan lost his cool once again while shooting for an ad film and targeted his archrival Shahrukh Khan after he was requested to redo a scene with a different facial expression.
According to reports, the 47-year-old actor, who was shooting for an ad film in Mumbai, was asked to redo a walk, to which he bluntly replied: "Agar walk karna hai toh kisi model ko bula lete."
Later, when the stunned director requested him to give more expressions for an extreme close-up shot, the `Maine Pyar Kiya' star shot back saying, "Agar acting hi karani hai, toh Hrithik ko le lete," it has been revealed.
Mumbai, Feb 2 : Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan says Bollywood superstar Salman Khan found "Vishwaroop", the Hindi version of his controversial film "Vishwaroopam", on a par with international standards.
"He (Salman) liked it immensely. He thinks it is of Hollywood standards. He liked everything about it," Haasan said Friday at a special screening of the film here.
Kamal Haasan is happy with the response to the movie in north India, but still awaits a decision regarding the ban on the movie's Tamil and Telugu version in Tamil Nadu.
Chennai, Jan 31 : After many members from Indian film industry expressed their solidarity, Bollywood actor Salman Khan also opposed the ban on "Vishwaroopam" in Tamil Nadu and requested his and Kamal Haasan's fans to lend support to the film-maker.
"Hope each and every fan of his (Kamal Haasan) supports him like I am doing and want all my fans to fully support him. Bhool gaye kya 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye' (Have you forgotten 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye')," Salman tweeted Thursday.
The 47-year-old added that the decision to watch a film lies with the people who buy tickets, not anyone else.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Salman Khan, who is said to be very busy this year, has managed to keep aside some time for Prabhu Deva for his next untitled film.
The news was confirmed by the film’s producer, Ramesh Taurani who said that the 47-year-old actor will be doing a film with them, and the film will go on floors by the end of this year.
He further asserted that the movie will be directed by Prabhu Deva and since they have got his dates, they will start rolling accordingly.
New Delhi, Jan 29 : Salman Khan, who produced children movie `Chillar Party' in 2011 under his `Being Human' banner, will now make low-budget happy films.
The 47-year-old actor is apparently planning to produce films like Mahesh Manjrekar's `Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho' (2010) and `Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy' (2009) because he was really impressed with the concepts.
Khan, who is also looking forward to invest in the Hindi versions of these films, hopes that the market for these kinds of flicks expands over the years. (ANI)
New Delhi, Jan 24 : Bollywood star Salman Khan will not face trial in the 1998 blackbuck hunting case in Rajasthan on charges of rioting but under the Wildlife Protection Act, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
An apex court bench headed by Justice P. Sathasivam declined to accept the Rajasthan government's plea that film star Salman Khan and four others should also be tried for rioting under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code.
The blackbuck shooting case dates back to 1998 during the shooting of the film "Hum Saath Saath Hain".
New Delhi, Jan 17 : Salman Khan, who has launched a chain of Being Human stores in Dubai earlier, is now all set to open his first clothing store in Mumbai.
The 47-year-old actor's flagship store, which will open in Bandra's Linking Road, will reportedly contain apparels like tees, shirts, trousers, jeans, and funky accessories.
According to reports, the proceeds from the sales will go to the foundation for education and health initiatives for the underprivileged.
The store will open to the public this week. (ANI)