Salman feels “misunderstood”

Salman Khan, who was in conversation with senior Indian journalist Shekhar Gupta at the 15th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, claimed that he has had a rather boring but hard-working life, contrary to what the world seems to think. “I had the most boring life… it was your fraternity (media) that made it interesting,” said the Tubelight actor and continued, “If one had to come and live my life, that person would find it boring and hectic.” The superstar further said, “I have been working from the age of 15-and-a-half and for 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week till Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Biwi No 1 and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. I have worked all my life. The rest you hear is because people are running their own shows.”

The 52-year-old, who is gearing up for the release of his next offering Tiger Zinda Hai, attributed all the rumours and speculation on his life to those who make profits from it. “Whatever you hear around, [I feel] many people have shops to run. So, if all that journalists have written about me had been true… I [would] feel embarrassed,” he stated. When asked about his public image, Salman responded, “For the last 30 years, I have been told that I am misunderstood. How can someone be misunderstood for decades?”