Television has helped stars going through low phase rise once again. It happened with Amitabh Bachchan through KBC and Salman Khan went through a same experience.
“I was accepted on the big screen but then there’s so many factors that makes it look great and likeable. Here I was on a platform with no dialogues and only interacting with common people. I was anxious if they would like my real personality. I was a bundle of nerves when the show launched,” Salman had said at the launch of ‘Dus Ka Dum’.
“I was shooting for Wanted in Panvel and as usual I was out for a run. That farmhouse has been there from the time Maine Pyar Kiya released but suddenly I had an old lady come up to me and say, ‘Dus Ka Dum ho na?’. And during that eight kilometres of run, the entire town was clicking pictures saying ‘Dus Ka Dum’. I really felt great that day and I also realised that people have forgotten my characters Prem, Raja, Arjun, Samir and now know me by my real name,” he added.
However, not many young actors take up television and the reason Salman Khan validates for this is quite different.
Salman reasons to DNA, “I’ve spoken to a lot of actors from this generation and I’ve realised that they feel they will lose their respect if they do TV. They think they will be looked down upon and people will laugh at them. They would rather not work than make those lakhs of rupees that they can make from TV.”...