Salman Khan’s connect with South Indian films
Popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been convicted in the 1998 ‘Black Buck’ killing case by the Jodhpur court. The actor has been sentenced to a 5-year jail term. For the uninitiated, it has to be remembered that in the year 1998, Salman Khan was accused of killing two blackbucks in Bhagoda ki Dhani in Kankani (near Jodhpur) during the shoot of his film ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’. The verdict of the case has been underway for 20 years now, and the sentence has been passed only today under the Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. Other actors who accompanied him during the shoot of the film, have been acquited in the case, including Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam.
Salman Khan is currently shooting for Race 3 and has films such as Bharat, Kick 2 and Dabaang 3 which are in the pre-production stage.Salman Khan started his career with the film Maine Pyar Kiya in the year 1989, he then went on to do over 75 films. Salman Khan is also a well-known producer. He shot to fame with his film “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!.
Salman Khan’s association with South Indian cinema
In the year 2003, Salman went on to star in Tere Naam which was the remake of the Tamil film Sethu which was directed by Bala. The film won several accolades from critics and fans alike.
In 2003, Salman Khan starred in the comedy film ‘No Entry’ which was one of the top-grossing films of that year. The film was a remake of the Tamil film Charlie Chapin directed by Shakti Chidambaram which starred Prabhu Deva and Prabhu in the lead.
In 2009, Salman Khan achieved one of the biggest hits of his career which was directed by choreographer-turned-directed Prabhu Deva. Wanted, was a remake of the Telugu film Pokiri which starred Mahesh Babu in the lead and was directed by Puri Jagannadh. Prabhu Deva also directed the Tamil version which starred Vijay in the lead.
In 2011, The actor starred in Ready which was one of the biggest hits of that year. The film was a remake of the Telugu movie of the same name which was directed by Sreenu Vaitla
In 2011, Salman Khan had not one but two blockbusters. If one was Ready, the other film was Bodyguard, the remake of the Malayalam film of the same name that starred Dileep and Nayanthara in the lead. The film was directed by Siddique, who also directed the Malayalam version.
In 2014, Salman Khan delivered another blockbuster which was a remake of a Telugu film. Kick, directed by Sajid Nadiadwala was the remake of the 2009 Telugu movie Kick which was directed by Surender Reddy.
Apart from starring in remakes, Salman Khan has also met and interacted with some of south India’s biggest superstars namely Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Mammootty and Chiranjeevi.