Bollywood actor Salman Khan explains why his new Eid film `Radhe` is special

If your Bollywood A-list is Salman Khan, every festival under the sun, including Eid, is meaningful and filled with traditions. ‘I spent more time with my staff like my makeup artist, hairstylist, manager, than my own family. So I make a point of catching up with my family as much as possible during festivals, ”Khan said in an interview with Gulf News. He is poised to launch his Eid entertainer ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ in UAE cinemas on May 13, and he has been planning rugby interviews most of the day before starting his muted Eid festivals at home in Mumbai. . ‘Because of my work schedule, I can not spend much time with my family. When I’m not shooting, I’m copying, editing, working in my office or listening to scripts or planning outdoor photos … I try to spend as much time with my family as possible … I follow every feast at home. Eid, Diwali, Holi or Christmas. It is an opportunity for the whole family to get together. We need to spend more time with them, ”said Khan. In his latest film, directed by ace choreographer Prabhu Deva, Khan portrays a greater hero than a titular hero who is called upon to clear the streets of Mumbai of a deadly drug syndicate. This bombastic movie marks the revival of the ‘masala’ genre in Bollywood where movies are led by a hyper-male man who damages the evil in the world. And he can also do dancing, singing, romance and a little comedy along the way. ‘I enjoy them and fans enjoy it, and that’s why we’re making this genre of films here. But masala genre does not mean that we make some random movie without plot or screenplay. “There is a message behind my film and it is a message that is relevant at all times,” said Khan. “Radhe gives a child a promise that he will clean up the city from the mess and take revenge on his best friend who dies, and that is very relevant in today’s times,” Khan said. His film is one of the biggest theater releases in this region since COVID-19 swept the world last year. “Everyone is waiting for this pandemic to end and for the virus to die … I just want to make sure that no one loses money and that people go to the movies in the theaters and celebrate that this coronavirus is disappearing and that the closure is over , “Khan said. While the UAE gets a theatrical release, this film will appear on digital platforms in India. It was a decision taken taking into account the grim reality of India, which is being hit by a fierce second wave COVID-19.

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“Although we learned that all the theaters in our country would be closed, we decided to release this film on digital platforms … Salaries have been reduced and we have to cover the costs,” Khan said. This is the first time in his career that a film first appeared on digital platforms in his native country. Khan is one of the few Bollywood actors who has a huge box office. The ‘bhai / bro’ code is a strong sentiment among his army of dedicated fans who blindly express his brilliant action glasses. “But I always try to improve my game,” Khan said. He works famously with people based on his personal comparison with them. Director Prabhu Deva has previously worked with Khan on blockbusters including ‘Ready’ and ‘Dabangg 3’. They apparently do not talk much to each other, but have a deep understanding between them. ‘I follow his expressions closely to get what he says, and we have such a good relationship. There is a lot of comfort between us. “I worked with him when he was a choreographer, and I understand him a lot now … There are some things I can not do, but he makes sure I do it on screen,” he said. Khan said. Although his director has the ability to convince him to push boundaries, this interview with Khan was an extremely purified matter. A long list of questions that the actor would not want to answer, such as the questions about the COVID-19 situation in India, the politics, the age gap between him and his heroine Disha Patani (Khan is 55 and Patani is 28), are driven to us before this Zoom audio interview began. But the actor was more than happy to talk about his trade. ‘I want to own every festival [at the box office] … It used to take 65 days to complete movies. But it takes about 150-200 days to make these days. The action, its scope and scope have increased. So I can only handle one and a half films a year … And that’s the reality, ‘Khan said.