Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are undoubtedly two of the biggest stars of Bollywood, and "Nil Battey Sannata" actor Pankaj Tripathi said that they are beyond acting. Pankaj said that one can become like Nawazuddin Siddiqui or Irrfan Khan with acting skills but one would need "super powers" to achieve what Salman and SRK have achieved.
"I think acting style does not matter for superstars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan. The audience will go to watch a Salman Khan film just because he is a part of it. I think once cannot attain what Salman Khan has achieved purely on the strength of acting. To be Salman Khan, you need super powers," Pankaj, who has been receiving appreciation for his recently released movie "Nil Battey Sannata," told Catch News.
"On basis of your acting prowess, you can be Nawazuddin Siddiqui or Irrfan Khan but to be Salman or Shah Rukh, you need something else. These stars are beyond acting. They are not regular people, they have some power because of which they are superstars," he added.
The versatile actor, who was earlier seen in Shah Rukh's "Dilwale," further said that power of small independent cinema like "Masaan" is its story while the power of commercial movie like "Dilwale" is the star.
"The power of 'Dilwale' is star power. I went to a small town in Chhattisgarh recently, not a single person came to me and said 'I watched your work in Masaan' but everyone said 'You were funny in Dilwale'. If there is no commercial cinema in India, I think theatres will be dead. Big commercial films have saved the Hindi film industry. Being an actor, it is my responsibility to be a part of films that create social awareness as well as projects that are hugely commercial," Pankaj said.