Salim Khan will never pen a script for son Salman Khan; here’s why


Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan has confessed that he doesn’t want to pen a script for his superstar son Salman Khan. And the reason is that, script writers now-a-days do not get credit if a film does well, but are blamed if it fails. It is a lose-lose situation for him.

Salim Khan, along with Javed Akhtar were the celebrated screenwriter duo Salim-Javed who gave numerous hit scripts like ‘Andaz’, ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’, ‘Sholay’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Trishul’ etc. Salim also worked individually after splitting from Javed Akhtar, and wrote the script for 1991 film ‘Patthar Ke Phoo’, that starred Salman Khan.

Salim Khan’s reason for not working with son Salman is very genuine. He feels that for a big star like Salman, there always exists a pressure of failing, and he can’t take the pressure of delivering a flop with his son. Moreover, he won’t be recognized if the movie is a blockbuster.

The veteran scriptwriter said, “It’s not that I haven’t written films for Salman. I had written a film ‘Patthar Ke Phool’ , which did reasonably well too. Even today, when I pitch a script, people always have a question that ‘if it is good then why is Salman not acting?’ But I wanted to get out of that vicious circle.”

Salim Khan was speaking on the new show ‘My Life My Story’, which will be launched on Zee Classic on February 4, and will air every Saturday at 7 pm.

Salim Khan also said that the time has come that people working behind the screen should get be encouraged and given their due credit and added that the trend is slowly starting.

Meanwhile, Salman’s reality show ‘Bigg Boss 10’ has just ended and the actor will begin shooting for his film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ opposite Katrina Kaif, which will release in December this year. Before that, he will be seen in Kabir Khan’s ‘Tubelight’ which hits screens in June on the occasion of Eid.

Salman also has ‘Kick 2’ and a remake of Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’ to be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, in the pipeline.