Bollywood icon and legend Salman Khan has been at the top of the Bollywood heap for quite a longtime now. He’s worked with some of the greatest legends in the Indian film as well as some of its hottest young stars. His films have set box office records for Indian films, both home and aboard. What’s left to prove in Bollywood for Khan and is Hollywood next? Well, no. It’s not.
Khan was in Auckland to do a performance for his Da-Bang, The Tour.and answer questions about his career in India to date. Since many Bollywood and other Indian cinema stars are leaving home and testing the Hollywood film scene,naturally one would assume Khan would eventually find his way to that eventuality. Far from it. Quote Khan from Deccanchronicle.com:
“No, Hollywood is too far. I don’t even feel like leaving my home when working,”
It’s not as if Salman Khan needs the work or money for that matter. Khan runs his own production company and has two films Tubelight and Tiger Zinda Hai ready for release. For proof of Khan’s popularity, the website NZHerald noted that Khan had “34 million fans on Facebook.” As well, huge crowds gathered at Auckland International Airport to view Khan’s arrival.
Da-Bang, The Tour will next head to Australia. The musical tour boasts 100 people participants. Khan is joined by actress Sonakshi Sinha, choreographer, director and actor Prabhu Deva, model and actress Bipasha Basu, rapper and singer Badshah, anchor, anchor and TV host Manish Paul, and model, dancer and actress Daisy Shah. The tour is the brainchild of Salman Khan and was the one who set the whole thing in motion.
For this reason, Khan popularity and respect is equal among his acting peers as it is his fans.