Salman Khan might be a superstar in Bollywood with a massive fan following. But the actor turned very humble when he was compared to legendary actor Rajinikanth.
Salman's upcoming film "Jai Ho" created fan frenzy when its first poster was released. The trailer that was unveiled on Thursday evening at a suburban theatre in Mumbai too received rave reviews and a large crowd gathered to watch it.
Considering his star power, many compared the superstar's stature to that of Rajinikanth's. However, Salman showed a humble side on hearing the comments. "I do not consider myself that way (Rajinikanth of Bollywood). As a person, if I come close to him, I would be really happy," PTI quoted him.
Speaking in tandem with his film's theme, "Jai Ho" which dwells on the life of an ordinary man, Salman explained that he was like any other common man and enjoyed the trivialities of life, despite his star status.
"I stand for justice every say. I consider myself as a common man as I do things which a common man does in day-to-day life. Like I ride bicycle, rickshaw, I prefer taking fresh air while travelling in car, etc," the 48-year-old added.
"Whatever I am today...a superstar is because of my fans. If they wouldn't have loved my first film 'Maine Pyaar Kiya,' then I wouldn't be here."
Salman Khan's down to earth approach is well known and the superstar has acted as godfather to numerous stars like Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and launched many others in the industry. The "Dabanng" star had recently opened up on "Koffee with Karan" that being humble and generous is what he had learnt from senior actors Kumar Gaurav and Govinda. He said that as a superstar he had a responsibility towards his audience and fans.