Happy birthday Salim Khan: When legendary screenwriter refused to talk to producers for son Salman Khan

Salman Khan had recently spoken about the incident when his father Salim Khan refused to present him before producers for work

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HBD Salim Khan: When he refused to talk to producers for son Salman. Photo: File Photo.

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is often found speaking fondly about his father Salim Khan, who turns 85-year-old on his birthday today. More recently, Salman had narrated an incident - of how his father - the legendary scriptwriter - refused to help him with work.

Salman was talking about nepotism on the show 'Bigg Boss 14' during a 'Weekend Ka Vaar' episode. He spoke about nepotism - an accusation that the show's contestant Rahul Vaidya made on his co-contestant Jaan Kumar Sanu, who is now evicted from the house.

Salman was narrating an incident about how he is an example of having easy access to the film fraternity but making it completely on his own. While talking about the incident, Salman had said, "My father Salim Khan had access to producers. They all used to come and visit our house. I wanted to become an actor at that time, so I approached him and asked him to talk to one of the producers."

Salman said that his father turned down the request for a very simple reason. "He said no, I can ask them to cast you, but then you would never know what success tastes like. What is the use of such a talent if you have to pitch it to others? Let your talent speak for yourself. They would automatically come and visit you."

As luck had it, Salman indeed became a superstar with scripts waiting at his doorstep. In fact, the actor himself turned a producer and opened up his production house called Salman Khan Films, which has produced most Salman Khan movies, including 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', 'Tiger Zinda Hai', 'Bharat' and 'Dabangg 3'.

Salman's upcoming movie 'Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai' is also bankrolled by Salman Khan Films. His films after that, including 'Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali', are also bankrolled under his banner.

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