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'Don't get carried away with my role'
Syed Firdaus Ashraf in Mumbai | July 12, 2003 15:07 IST
"Everyone says I have to be a role model. Let me tell them, I am also a human being. It is upto the media to portray me the way they want. You have the power of pen. You guys decide what to write and what not to. I have been leading my life peacefully."
Strong words from Salman Khan, who has always been called the troublemonger in Bollywood by the media.
Friday, July 11, saw the music release of his latest film, Tere Naam, directed by Satish Kaushik.
When asked how important Tere Naam was to his career, he says, "Every film is important." Then he joked, "But I guess this film is more important for the producer and distributor."
Recent reports suggested Tere Naam was based on the romance between Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Khan says, "This is ridiculous. The climax of the film is not at all like my personal life. I would tell my fans not to follow what I have done in the film. Do not get carried away with the role. One has to move on in life and that is what I have learnt in life," he says.
The only reason he did this film, he says, is because, "I liked the script and the fact that Satish was directing the film. He is a really competent director and I wanted to do this film with him."