Tubelight director Kabir Khan recently said in an interview that superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan don’t care about box office collections at all.
The director’s previous outing with Salman Khan failed to match expectations as it ended up collecting only 119 crores whereas Shah Rukh Khan‘s Jab Harry Met Sejal bombed at the Indian box office as well. Talking about if they even care about the box office collections of their movie, Kabir Khan said:
“I don’t think Salman is looking at what numbers Shah Rukh Khan’s film did and vice versa. They all are superstars in their own space. Some films may work sometimes and sometimes some films don’t. But they are all huge stars. I think it’s the race created by media, it’s fun to read. I don’t think in reality it exists.”
When asked if he feels like competing with other directors, Kabir said that instead of thinking about competition, he enjoys watching their films. He added:
“We enjoy each other’s films. When I see the work of other directors, I feel inspired. I don’t think there is any unhealthy rivalry between the directors. There is a general camaraderie.”
The director also wished if he was the one who could make Dangal. Later, Kabir Khan revealed that he loves watching Rajkumar Hirani’s movies. His actual words were:
“I wish I could make Dangal, it’s a lovely story. We had the story in front of us, we did not pick it up. It’s a story that I would have loved to narrate. I love Raju ji (Rajkumar Hirani), he is my favourite filmmaker. I love watching his films.”
When asked if he will ever make a mass entertainer, Kabir Khan replied:
“We need to redefine entertainment. Audience today is reacting to films that are entertaining like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK and Dangal. Five years ago, these films wouldn’t be defined as entertainers. But such movies are appreciated and are commercially successful as audiences are enjoying them.”
As per certain reports, the director is going to direct Shah Rukh Khan in his upcoming venture titled as Shiddyaat. Alongside SRK, the film will also feature Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, Rajnikanth and Amitabh Bachchan in key roles. (ALSO READ: OMG! Shah Rukh Khan, Big B, Rajnikanth, Prabhas & Deepika Padukone To Star In Kabir Khan’s Next)
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