NEW DELHI (Online): Unfortunately, Salman Khan has earned a reputation for making statements which become national news for all the wrong reasons. More often than not, he finds himself at the centre of controversy.
However, we find it hard to blame him considering he is always subjected to media glare. When asked by an Indian newspaper whether he finds the constant attention and misinterpretation of his statements irksome, the Dabbang star said,
“Everyone shares their opinion but when somebody like me says something, it’s twisted around.
Then, a [TV] show runs [the comment], and it gets good TRPs. But if it’s their business, let them do it. The other option for me is to just stop talking. I hate doing interviews, and I get bored of them but I do them because if a fan of mine picks up a newspaper or a magazine; or watches a TV channel, he should know that a certain film of mine is up for release.
That’s all.” The 51-year-old star also stated that before the release of his film Jaan-E-Mann alongside Preity Zinta and Akshay Kumar in 2006, he never even stepped out the house for interviews and promotion for his films.
“When did I do any publicity for any film? The films would still run and became big hits. But now that a precedent [of doing interviews] has set in, so it’s going on. Now, if I go on a TV show (for promotions), it feels good if their TRPs get boosted. Also, through that show, my fans will get to see me at home for free.
That’s the only intent of doing all of that. But then, a lot of times, journalists want a reaction about something because either their bosses have asked them for that or they want to make a name for themselves.
But that’s wrong journalism, which I don’t appreciate at all”, the actor added. Khan will be seen next in Tiger Zinda Hai, alongside Katrina Kaif, which is slated to release on December 22.