Salman Khan often speaks fondly about his father Salim Khan, who has turned 85 on his birthday today. Recently, Salman had narrated an incident of how the legendary scriptwriter (his father) Salim Khan refused to help him with work.
Salman talked about nepotism on the show ‘Bigg Boss 14’ during a ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episode. He spoke about nepotism and the accusation that the show’s contestant Rahul Vaidya had made on his co-contestant Jaan Kumar Sanu, who has now been evicted from the house.
Salman narrated an incident about how he’s an example of having easy access to the movie fraternity but making it completely on his own. Salman, while talking about the incident said.
My father Salim Khan had access to producers. They all used to come and visit our house. I wanted to become an actor at that time, so I approached him and asked him to talk to one of the producers.
Salman Khan said that his father turned down the request for a very simple reason.
He said no, I can ask them to cast you, but then you would never know what success tastes like. What is the use of such a talent if you have to pitch it to others? Let your talent speak for yourself. They would automatically come and visit you.
Salman became a superstar with scripts waiting at his doorstep. In fact he himself turned a producer and opened up his production house called Salman Khan Films. It has produced most Salman Khan films that include Bajrangi Bhaijaan’,’Bharat’, Tiger Zinda Hai & ‘Dabangg 3’.
Salman’s upcoming film ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ has also been bankrolled by Salman Khan Films. His movie after Radhe, including ‘Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali’, has also been bankrolled under the same banner.