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Salman Not Interested In Beating Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan’s Films At The Box Office

With Bollywood witnessing a trend of setting box office records these days, superstar Salman Khan says he does not have the ego to outrank the business records of Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan’s films.

“I believe a film should be good. The promo should be the deciding factor for people whether they want to see the film or not. It (promo) should be good enough so that people would want to see the film,” Salman said here last night during the trailer launch of his upcoming film Jai Ho. “Today it is about Rs 200 crore, 300 crore or 400 crore but I don’t see it that way. There is no ego that if Shahrukh and Aamir’s film has done ‘x’ business, then my film should also do so and cross it (the record mark),” he said. “I wish and hope everybody’s film should do well so that the business is more, industry grows, etc,” he said.

Salman did not have any film release this year, while SRK gave his biggest hit Chennai Express in 2013, which earned Rs. 226 crore at the box office in India. Aamir’s Dhoom 3 is yet to release. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s romantic drama Ram Leela, featuring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, has reportedly earned Rs 100 crore at the box office. Even Prabhudeva’s R…Rajkumar, with Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha, is also doing good business.

When asked if there is any pressure to break the ecord of ‘Ram-Leela’ and ‘R…Rajkumar’, he quipped, “If these are good films then I don’t want Jai Ho to be in good film category.” Notably, Salman is seen wearing a hat these days given by his actor-friend Aamir Khan to promote the latter’s upcoming film Dhoom 3. “Since the time I have started wearing Aamir’s hat, I am getting those kind of genius marketing ideas for film. I hope Jai Ho creates ‘Dhoom’,” he said on a lighter note. Salman’s Jai Ho is slated to release next month.


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