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Salman: If I hadn't hugged Shah Rukh, it wouldn't be human

Last updated on: September 12, 2013 18:14 IST

Salman: If I hadn't hugged Shah Rukh, it wouldn't be human

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Rajul Hegde in Mumbai

Salman Khan was in his element at the Mumbai launch of the seventh season of the hugely popular television reality show, Bigg Boss, on Wednesday evening.

The actor showed off his Dabangg dance moves on stage, much to everyone's delight.

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Image: Salman Khan dances at the Bigg Boss press conference
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'Shah Rukh is more than welcome at Bigg Boss'

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Salman, who was obviously in a good mood, quipped that Shah Rukh Khan would always be welcome on his show.

“Why not? He is more than welcome if he has a film coming up, which he wants to promote on the show. The same goes to Aamir too,” he said.

Salman and Shah Rukh’s cold war apparently came to an end at Baba Azmi’s Iftar party earlier this year, but sources claim they have far from made up.

Salman explained the ‘famous hug’, saying it was a natural thing to do. “If I hadn’t hugged him, it wouldn’t be human,” Salman said.

“It was a holy time, the time of Ramazan, and such gestures come naturally to me at that time,” he added.

If he indeed had to beat someone, he would do it through his work, he said.

"Agar kisi se problem hai, toh ussey kaam se maaro, Main bhi usey kaam se maroonga (If you have a problem with anyone, beat him with work. I will do the same). Jaise abhi abhi ek maar ke gaya hai." Salman said, referring to Shah Rukh’s record-breaking box office collections of Chennai Express.

Aamir bhi aa rahe hai apne kaam se maarne, Ranbir too,” he added, referring to their big releases coming up, Dhoom 3 and Besharam respectively.


Image: Salman Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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'if Amitabh Bachchan doesn't want to host Kaun Banega Crorepati, then I host it'

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Asked if he would like to do a TV show like Aamir's Satyamev Jayate, Salman joked, "I am open to do anything. If Aamir does not want to host it, then I will associate myself with the show. Not only Satyamev Jayate, if Amitabh Bachchan doesn't want to host Kaun Banega Crorepati, then I will do that also," he quipped.

The actor claimed the only question that makes him angry is about his marriage.

“Nothing happens without God's wish. When I will get a girl, I will definitely get married. People who ask me such questions, I feel they are brain dead," he said.


Image: Salman Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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'I have both angelic and devilish qualities in small portions'

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This year, the concept of Bigg Boss revolves around the existence of heaven and hell.

"There is both heaven and hell in me. When it comes to others, they (the media) become angels and when it come to me, they become the devil,” Salman quipped.

“I have both angelic and devilish qualities in small portions. The devilish side is naughty but not harmful, and the angelic side is obviously good. But both are in small quantities," he grins.

“This year, there is a lot to look forward to in Bigg Boss. The viewers will have a heavenly experience and the contestants will have a hell of a ride," he joked.


Image: Salman Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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'If Dolly Bindra screams, I am not responsible for it'

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Bigg Boss will take off on Sunday, September 15.

So what’s kept him so excited about the show? “I am very excited about season seven,” he said. “I have enjoyed all the seasons so far. It feels like only Colors Channel will throw me out now, I will not leave it. I will keep doing it.”

Home to 14 celebrity contestants for 104 days, the Bigg Boss house is located in Lonavala.

Bigg Boss is always in the news for the fights within the house. How will it then prove itself as a family entertainer?

"Being in the Bigg Boss house is a scary thing because once you are in the house, you are abandoned from the world -- away from your family, friends and the cell phone. You have to stay with a bunch of people whom you probably don't know. So you get along with a few and not with the others," Salman explained. 

“An actor doesn't usually share his complete personal life with everyone but the celebrity contestants in the Bigg Boss house share their private lives on national television. So sometimes you see stuff that is not supposed to be seen on television -- the differences in ideologies looks enlarged on screen,” he continued. 

The fights, he stresses, are not scripted. They are like fights in a normal house, he said.

“My mother watches Bigg Boss quite frequently. If someone like Dolly Bindra screams and Imam Siddique quarrels, I am not responsible for it because they are showcasing their own personalities,” Salman said. “Yet, I get flooded with tweets and e-mails about why I’m not reacting to it. Suddenly, it strikes me that it's my show and I have to put an end to the brawls and bring balance in the house."


Image: Salman Khan
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'I miss Dus Ka Dum'

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Does he miss hosting his other popular reality TV show, Dus Ka Dum?

“I love Dus ka Dum and I miss it,” Salman replies. “I had a great connect with the common man contestants. I used to have amazing fun. It was a beautiful show, it’s sad it didn’t happen again.”


Image: Dharmendra and Salman Khan on Dus Ka Dum

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