My Favorite Khan – Salim Khan

Among the three Khans – I like Aamir and Salman. I don’t like Shah Rukh much, and the liking for him is diminishing every year.

Aamir is very smart, intelligent, knows his strengths and limitations and understands film medium well. Salman, on the other hand, is a “cursed soul” or “a brat/thug/criminal” based on how you perceive all his misadventures. He is also considered to be naive non-actor who doesn’t know much about film as a craft and art. I don’t think so, but let’s keep that aside.

However, my other favorite Khan is actually Salman’s father – Mr. Salim Khan – and I thank Internet for that!

I had read a detailed article and characterization of Salim Khan in a Marathi book and it was really good! It was enough for me to get interested in his personality, his life and his world-view. Since then I have watched several interviews of him (not media reactions – which could be about Salman’s court cases, controversies etc) and the more I see of him, the more I like him.

He is confident, slightly egoist and bombastic at times, but also very grounded and real – and most importantly very honest and straight forward!

Here is a collection of few of his long interviews…do watch at leisure.

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