Bollywood filmmaker and brother to the superstar on why Dubai makes property sense…
Parag Pramod Deulgaonkar | May 21, 2013
Bollywood filmmaker Sohail Khan is a man of few words.
While the entire media is going ‘mental’ reporting that Sohail and his star brother Salman Khan is not happy with the title of his upcoming movie ‘Mental’, Sohail has chosen to keep quiet.
When he decided to talk, he spoke to exclusively to Emirates24|7 here in Dubai to make it loud and clear that he is not changing the title and that there is no difference of opinion with Salman on the topic.
Sohail, who was in the emirate to shoot a promotional video for Burj Pacific clarified about how the name fits the bill: “It is a satire and we perfectly believe that it is the right title (‘Mental’) and is complementary to the script”.
Both Salman and Sohail have expressed their love for Dubai on several occasions and the emirate is the destination of choice for Bollywood stars; be it for their movies or for investing money in property. The Khan brothers are no different.
Emirates24|7 had earlier reported that Sohail Khan purchased an apartment in Burj Pacific.
Asked why he chooses to buy property in Burj Pacific, Sohail says, “I made the investment because Parvez Khan, the developer, offered me what I wanted. The price was reasonable and I got a good payment plan.”
During his promotional shoot for Burj Pacific, Sohail spoke how Dubai real estate meets his criteria. “Business Bay is an upcoming area, which is reasonably priced. Moreover, it is close to Downtown and Dubai Mall where we spend a lot of time whenever we are here.”
There has been occasions when big brother Salman expressed his willingness to invest in Dubai and Sohail asserts, “Yes bhai (brother) believes and supports my real estate investments. I do invest in Mumbai’s real estate and now I have started investing in Dubai.
I am hopeful that someday he (Salman) will also buy a property in this project.”
Sohail doesn’t rule out moving to Dubai, which is just 180 minutes away from Mumbai, the Bollywood hub. “We love the city and this is one place where I would love to settle down in future and so I have made the investment,” he reveals.
May 20, 2013
Our lensman Raju Shelar spotted Salman Khan shooting for an advertisement at Kamalistan Studio on Monday. Wearing khaki trousers and a white shirt, the actor was riding a bike under the blazing midday sun and a motley bunch of angry character actors wielding assorted weapons —hand pumps, frying pans, pedestal fans, megaphones, trumpets - were hot on his heels. But Salman played it cool and escaped without a scratch. It seems it is impossible to contain Salman, no matter how hard you try.
Purva Desai, TNN | May 20, 2013
South remakes have become a trend in Bollywood which is here to stay. Whether it’s a Rowdy Rathore, Ghajini, Wanted or Singham, the formula seems to work.
Ace director Sangeeth Sivan, who hails from the South and has made films in Malayalam and Hindi, believes Salman is the only one who can carry off such remakes. Sivan who has had a successful collaboration with actor Mohanlal in films like Yodha, Gandharvam and Nirnayam, believes that in Bollywood, no one can beat Salman.
Says Sangeeth, “It’s difficult to surpass Salman Khan because he’s a better actor and a star that belongs to another league. Salman’s a superstar. He’s the only one who can carry off South remakes. Look at his films like Wanted, Ready or Bodyguard. In South, heroes are worshipped. Same is the case for Salman because he’s a god like figure.”
Vaibhavi V Risbood, TNN | May 20, 2013
Salman Khan has a huge list of fan following which also consist of many B’town celebs. Aditi Rao Hydari seems no exception and is all praises for the actor.
Though Aditi has shared screen space with Salman in any film, but the actress did get an opportunity to be a part of a commercial along with the Dabangg Khan. On being asked about her experience with Salman, Aditi said, “It was a great experience. He is huge and it was great time shooting with Salman.”
When asked whether she would like to do a film with the actor, the actress emphasized, “Yes, every girl wants to do a film or advertisement with him. His personality is amazing.”
“He comes up with suggestions on the sets. Salman made me laugh all the time as he has great sense of humour. I would burst out on the sets,” concluded Aditi.