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Teary eyed Salman Khan thanks Boney Kapoor for reviving his film career [Watch]

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 June 2022, 16:42 IST
Bollywood actor Salman Khan

In a rare moment, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan looked back on his struggling days while hosting the IIFA Awards in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Salman credited his success to Boney Kapoor by thanking him for reviving his career with his film Wanted in 2009, directed by Prabhu Deva. The superstar was also left with teary-eyed while speaking about having limited resources at such a young age.

"He has helped me throughout my life. When my career hit a rough patch, Boney Kapoor gave me a film called Wanted. After that he gave another film No Entry which marked the comeback of Anil Kapoor. Boney ji has helped me a lot, for which I will always be thankful,” Salman said at the event.

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The Dabangg actor also shared a story from his early days when he considered himself a nobody. "When I didn’t have any money, actor Suniel Shetty had a shop called Mischief and I was eyeing a pair of stone wash jeans, boots, and a purse. I knew I couldn’t afford it because I didn’t have money. But Anna saw my eyes and decided to gift me what I yearned," Salman said as he was seen hold back tears.

Furthermore, Salman Khan thanked Ramesh Taurani who gave him Pathar Ke Phool at a point when he had no projects for six months following the success story of Maine Pyaar Kiya. "After the film Maine Pyaar Kiya became a hit, Bhagyashree decided not to act in films. She had to get married and she left. She got all the credits. I didn’t have any film for 6 months. Then a god-like man came in my life – Ramesh Taurani. At that time my father had made a fake announcement from JP Sippy by paying 2000 rupees in a film magazine. I didn’t have any film. Ramesh Taurani went to Sippy’s office and he gave him 5 lakh rupees for music at that time and that’s how I got the film Pathar Ke Phool,” the actor said.

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First published: 7 June 2022, 16:31 IST