In his career of 23 years, Dabangg got Salman Khan his first Best Actor award but the superstar is not bothered about trophies as it is the audience’s reaction that matters to him the most.
"I don’t want any awards. I have told all the producers not to put my name in the Best Actor nomination list. I don’t want to be a nominee. I get my recognition and appreciation when the theatres are full… when people whistle and clap," Salman said.
The 45-year-old star received the Best Actor award for Dabangg at the Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2011 and at the 17th Star Screen Awards.
"It’s the love from the masses that matters to me. When the film goes from single theatres to multiplexes it is an award for me. I would rather believe in these rewards than such awards," Salman said.
The actor was nominated in the Best Actor category for several films like Karan Arjun, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Tere Naam, but bagged only the Best Supporting Actor award for Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
"There was a time when everyone else’s films were working and my films were getting bombed left, right and centre. I had to do films as I liked the script… but then I couldn’t put my foot down on edit or re-shoot some scenes. But today I have realised as audience spend money on films, so it’s my responsibility to ensure they are entertained," said Salman.
"Even if I don’t get my salary or remuneration from now on, I am going to be fine with it. In any case, everything I earn goes to my charitable trust ‘Being Human’. What I am worried about is when my film releases audiences should be happy and satisfied," he added.
Salman clarified why two songs – Character Dheela along with Zarine Khan and Dhinka Chika of his upcoming film Ready were shot again.
"Two songs have been re-shot because I wasn’t happy with what was shot in Bangkok. I heard the audio… saw the visuals and thought they didn’t match up. There’s no strategy. I just wanted the song to be better," Salman said.
Directed by Anees Bazmee, Ready is a remake of 2008 Telugu film by the same name. The movie starring Salman and Asin in lead roles is slated to release on June 3.
"I am all excited about ‘Ready’. I just hope we stand up to the expectations," Salman said.(PTI)