Salman Khan: Today’s ‘too cool’ directors don’t have an understanding of real India

"They think India is from Andheri to Colaba," he said 
Salman Khan: Today’s ‘too cool’ directors don’t have an understanding of real India

Salman Khan, at a press conference for Filmfare Awards 2023, spoke about the commercial failure of Bollywood films. Talking about filmmakers who are “too cool”, Salman also questioned their “understanding of India.”

Recently, only a few films have been able to soar at the box office. These include Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Brahmastra: Part One—Shiva, Drishyam 2 and Pathaan.

“I have been saying this for a long time that our Hindi films are not working. Galat picture banaoge toh kaise chalegi (If you make the wrong movies, how will they work)?” he said.

“Every filmmaker thinks that they are making a Mughal-E-Azam, a Sholay or a Hum Aapke Hain Koun or Dilwale, but it doesn’t get made that way. Today some filmmakers I know think India is from Andheri to Colaba. The real India starts from the east of railway stations. These directors, producers are too cool,” added Salman.

The actor will be coming up with his new film Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, on April 21. It is directed by Farhad Samji (Housefull 4Bachchhan Paandey)

“I hope my words don’t come to bite me. Bhari nahi padhna chaiye (People shouldn’t question what kind of a film I have made). It (Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan) is releasing on April 21, and I hope everyone likes it,” said the actor.

Salman was last seen on the big screen in a cameo appearance in Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan. His last film as a lead, Radhe (2021), failed to perform well at the box office. 

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