Salman Khan is gearing up for the release of his highly-anticipated movie “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan”, and as part of his pre-promotional activities, he has started attending various shows and events to generate hype.
Recently, Salman Khan attended the 68th Filmfare Awards press conference where he shared some interesting insights. When asked about his opinion on the emerging young actors in the industry who have impressed him, Salman Khan referred to all of them as talented, focused and hardworking.
But, he also made a mocking remark in response to the question, which has now gone viral. He named himself, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Aamir Khan and said, “We will make them run for their money. We are not retiring anytime soon. Our films also work and so we hike our fees. Seeing that, they also increase their fee even when their films are not working.”
This isn’t the first time that Salman has taken a jibe at the young actors. During the end-credit scene of Pathaan, Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan and Salman Khan’s Tiger mull over having done this for 30 years and if they should quit now but then wonder, who could replace them and eventually decide that nobody is good enough. Pathaan then says they need to continue because “bachchon pe nahi chodh sakte (we can’t leave it on kids)”. Ironically, the conversation is a parallel comparison to Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan’s dominance over Bollywood for almost three decades and how no young actor has been able to replace them.
After Salman’s comment on not retiring soon comment, there were many netizens who came forward to express their thoughts. From asking them to retire to let the young generation shape Bollywood to asking them to do age appropriate roles, here’s what many netizens mentioned: