New Delhi: There are many people that contribute to a film becoming a blockbuster. Often in the fan frenzy surrounding the lead protagonist, in this case, the inimitable Salman Khan, the team that pitched in with the screenplay, the musical score, the cinematography, the stunts and the direction takes a back seat.
Four of Salman's films have crossed the Rs 100 crore nett mark, establishing him as one of Bollywood's safest bets. That he is approaching 50, is immaterial. Salman's popularity has been soaring since he reinvented himself as a mass entertainer in 'Dabangg'. He's not had to look back since then. 'Ready', 'Bodyguard' and 'Ek Tha Tiger' followed in quick succession, each capturing a market where there is no mega successful alternative to the three Khans - Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh.
But behind Salman's success is a smoothly efficient team of talented artistes. So here's a hat tip to the people who made Rs 100 crore seem an achievable target.
11:45 AM, Aug 24, 2012