This occasion of Eid saw Salman Khan give his biggest hit till date with Bharat. The film is getting rave reviews from the audience and has become the highest Hindi opener of 2019 by collecting 42.10 crore at the box office.
Everyone is rejoicing at this success, the actor and fans alike, especially since it has come after two disappointing Eid releases, Tubelight (2017) and Race 3 (2018).
When we spoke to Salman Khan recently in an exclusive chat, the actor shed some light on why he thinks Tubelight did not work with the audience. He said, “I want people to come in and enjoy the film. Like the last film, some time ago, was Tubelight. And even though Tubelight was a beautiful film, it was not an Eid film. That is where we messed up. If it had released on any other day, then Tubelight would have been approached very differently as a film.
Further adding to this, he shared, “If you tell the audience to watch films like Dabangg or Wanted, which have all the dhamaal, masti, action and masala, where dhaad, dhaad, dhaad kisi ko dho rahe hain, they like these films. These movies did good numbers at the box office as well. So when the audience goes in to see a film of mine, they want to thoroughly enjoy it. And that is what I want to give them. I want to give them happiness, I want to give them enjoyment, I want to give them heroism, I want to give them nice, kickass lines as well, which they can use, and the right kind of emotion. There always has to be emotion.”