Salman hates people calling him ‘Bhai’

Fans call him bhai or Salman Bhai in love and out of respect but Salman Khan hates people address him as Bhai because the superstar feels that only his brothers Arbaaz and Sohail Khan have the right to call him bhai. In a candid conversation, Salman said that he dislikes people calling him Bhai.

“All sorts of idiots call me that. Even rank strangers. Not everyone has the right to call me bhai. (Gets animated, mimics a kid) Kids call me, `aye Salman how you doing...Mr Khan... oye Salman Khan’, I love it. But when some people call me bhai I think they are faking it. I hate it when some people call me Sallu. But when they call me that out of love, it shows. It`s the tone that matters. Only Arbaaz and Sohail should call me bhai. Besides, my parents have given me a name, it`s a superb name -Salman Khan and I prefer people calling me Salman. I think this `Sallu` was started by Jackie (Shroff). Now he calls me Salley!”

Dabangg 2’ will hit the theatre of December 21st and Salman said that he is under immense pressure as the film had to match up with the original blockbuster ‘Dabangg’. From Abhinav Kashyap, Arbaaz Khan has taken the responsibility to make the film masaladar.

Giving credit to brother Araaz, Salman said, “When Abhinav came to us, it was a very dry art kind of film. The kind of films they (the brothers) make. In fact now, his brother (Anurag) has changed his style. He has now got that masala touch. There were no songs earlier in Dabangg, and we had to change that. We kept improvising. The film achieved a certain form because of Arbaaz. But Abhinav contributed as well.

Abhinav realised that if you want to make a saleable film, you need a commercial touch, you need songs. That`s when Arbaaz came into the picture. But then Abhinav decided to opt out of the sequel.”

‘Dabangg 2’ has not yet released and ‘Dabangg 3’ is on the card, “Of course, we have already thought about it. We will go back to his past, the making of Chulbul Pandey,” said Khan.