"Just two weeks were left to start the film and we didn't
have anyone who would fit the role. We were searching left,
right and centre and met her by coincidence on the set of Subhash
Salman denies any resemblance between Zarine and his girlfriend
"Except being fair and having a sharp nose, I don't see
any similarity between them. Give god that credit for not making
two people identical," said Salman.
The film's story has been written by Salman himself and while
scripting it he was scared whether his father Salim Khan, a
noted writer, would approve. "I showed the story to my
father and the biggest fear was what is he going to say. But
he said it's a good story."
When asked why he chose to make a period film now, he said,
"I had written the story 20 years ago but at that time
it wasn't possible to make the film. I thought now is the right
time to make it, so I did."
This is Salman's second film as a scriptwriter. His first was
the 1990 movie "Baghi" and there is a common thread
running through both the scripts - the father-son relationship.
" 'Baghi' showed a good relationship between a father
and son, 'Veer' does that too. I believe that father and son
should be the best of friends. Today, my father and me chat,
drink and chill out together.
"But if I cross my line, I run away. I stay outdoor for
two months. That's the chemistry they should share. The respect
should also be there," said Salman who claims that he could
be a good father.
"I am not sure how good I would be as a husband, but I
believe I would be a good father. One has to get married, I
will also get married but haven't decided when."
The actor has been in the industry for more than two decades
and has played a variety of roles, worked in various genres
and sported different looks.
Asked if there was anything particular he looked forward to
as an actor, he said, "No yaar. I do whatever comes my