Jai Ho: I don’t care about 200-300 crore club, Salman Khan
Salman Khan is a box-office king but he really doesn’t care about making big money with ‘Jai Ho’. He said he is not in the number game and want the audience to like the film and make them feel happy. Salman Khan has five films under his credit which crossed 100 crore club, ‘Dabangg’, ‘Ready’, ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Dabangg 2’. Salman Khan is highly excited about ‘Jai Ho’ as it came after one year. In 2013, he had no release.Says Salman, "Compliments are good but honestly, what has to be really good is the film. Sohail and I have put our heart and soul into Jai Ho and I can tell you that it is a well-meaning, well-intentioned movie. The message that we are putting out with this film is simple — take a stand and do not get pushed around."
Speaking about the number game, the ‘Jai Ho’ actor said, "Yaar, numbers are important, but my humble request to the film-making fraternity is to try and keep a film within the common man's reach. Our ticket prices are so high in some parts of the country that cinema, which is the main form of entertainment for our masses, is unaffordable to them. That is truly sad. I don't care about the 200-300 crore club. I don't want to be a part of this number game. I am there (in that bracket), but it is not like I want to break that record. As long as my films run and make decent sums of money, I am happy.''
The actor said that he personally spoken to some chief ministers requesting them to make his film tax-free. "My motto is simple — more, the merrier. If I can keep my film within the reach of the common man, I have delivered.''
‘Jai Ho’, produced by Eros International and Sohail Khan Productionz, stars Salman Khan, Daidy Shah, Sana Khan and Tabu in the pivotal role.