In a recent viral video from the archives of the popular talk show “Koffee with Karan,” Bollywood superstar Salman Khan opened up in a refreshingly candid manner about his perspective on his own acting career and his fellow actors. The conversation between Khan and host Karan Johar provided a glimpse into the actor’s humility and self-awareness, as he shared his thoughts on his place in the Indian film industry.
One of the most striking moments of the interview was when Salman Khan acknowledged that among his peers, including the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Amir Khan, and Akshay Kumar, he considers himself to be the “least serious.” This admission of self-perceived lightheartedness in his approach to acting was a stark contrast to the often intense and methodical reputation of his colleagues.
Khan went even further by humbly stating that he believes himself to be a “below-average actor.” This surprising confession from one of Bollywood’s most iconic stars sheds light on his modesty and willingness to embrace his limitations. Such candidness is a rarity in an industry known for its larger-than-life personas.
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When asked about his contemporaries, Salman Khan didn’t hold back in praising them. He acknowledged that Shah Rukh Khan’s prowess in romantic roles is unparalleled, describing him as the best in that genre and stating that nobody can match his charm in those roles. Salman’s admiration for Aamir Khan was equally evident, as he commended Aamir’s dedication to his craft, emphasizing that Aamir always gives 100% in every shot.
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Akshay Kumar didn’t escape Salman’s admiration either. He hailed Akshay for his growth in the industry, particularly noting his impeccable comedic timing. Salman’s acknowledgment of his fellow actors’ strengths and contributions to Indian cinema showcased his respect for their talents.
In a moment of self-reflection, Salman Khan admitted that if he were to start his career today, he wouldn’t even secure a role on television. He humbly commented on his looks, asserting that in an environment where he remained unrecognizable, nobody would turn their heads. He acknowledged that his reputation as a handsome and romantic hero has played a pivotal role in his stardom.
Salman Khan’s candid conversation on “Koffee with Karan” has struck a chord with fans and industry insiders alike and made the old video go viral on social media.