Bollywood star Salman Khan says he does not take his Bollywood stardom grimly because his image is due to the larger-than-life characters he portrays.
In an interview Salman told to press that,”I love to present myself how people perceive me.I don’t take stardom seriously at all. I don’t behave like a star and I don’t live like a star”.
“I love to wear a t-shirt worth Rs 550, old jeans, old shoes and for this reason people treat me as a star which is transferred to me through my on-screen characters.”
The Dabangg star has spent over 25 years in the film industry. Salman believes that the success that is often allotted to him is actually the hard work of other people.
“My fans helped me to build this image. After spending so many years in the industry, I now have the liberty to select scripts, but before that I had no say. People like Sooraj Barjatya, my dad (Salim Khan) and Deepak Bahry
have made me.
“I learned a lot from so many directors and writers. The people I chose to work with are responsible for building this monster” Salman said.
The once ‘bad boy’ of the industry, Salman has had one of the most talked about image shift in recent times.
“I don’t take criticism at all unless and until it comes from someone really close or someone who knows me well or if it comes from within me. People may criticise me but they will eventually realise they were wrong,” he said.