An Evening With Salman Khan
On Friday 9th September 2011 Spice UK and Reliance Entertainment held a exclusive but informal press conference with Salman Khan at the Grovesnor House Hotel on Park Lane.
Salman Khan was also celebrating his successful surgery in New York & the sucess of his latest film Bodyguard.
Media: Good evening Salman bhai welcome to London.
Salman: Thank you.
Media: How are you feeling?
Salman: I am feeling good.
Media: How do you feel after your operation?
Salman: I feel good and thank you for all your blessings. I actually have a condition called trigeminal neuralgia, which I do not understand.
To put it simply there is a romantic affair between my nerves and veins. So they got so close together that they were to close for comfort and they were giving me electric shocks in my brain, so what happens is when you get hurt on your knees or lower back then the pain goes through your spinal cord. Now it’s not hurting so much as the spinal cord has actually shut down. It takes from six months to three years for it to go away.
Media: How were your Eid celebrations?
Salman: I was sedated at the time, but it was a good feeling and you should try that sometime. (laughs)
Media: Congratulations on the bumper success of your film, we look forward to your next release.
Salman: Yes, Ek Tha Tiger. I am going to Dublin tomorrow for the shooting & will probaly end up blowing half of it up! (Laughs)
Media: Bodyguard is a good film. What attracted you to the film?
Salman: The script. It is always the script that makes a film. Although on this film it look like it was doomed to fail before we shot the first scene as the 2 previous films I have acted in with Kareena Kapoor have both flopped & it looked liked this one could have doen so to, but as you all know it's done very well at the box office thanks to you all for watching it!
Media: People of all ages love you, but the children are crazy about you. Do you have a special message for them?
Salman: Grow up well.
Media photographer: Salman my wife and daughter and also crazy about you.
Salman laughs & blushes
Media: When are we going to see you and Aamir Khan together in Andaz Apna Apna 2?
Salman: We have wanted to do the film for a long time. They are working on something now for it, so it just depends on the dates that Aamir & I are free on once the scrip is ready.
Media: You have done a few remakes of hit films from the South.
Salman: I do not see the film. I am just given the script and if I like the script then I do the film. The Hindi film audience has not seen the original film and therefore it is new to them anyway. A lot of the Hindi films are remade in Tamil as well.