NEW DELHI: ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ might have become the biggest film of 2017 in India after ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, but Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says that for him, love and appreciation of the audiences matters the most.
The 52-year-old actor is “overwhelmed” with the response that his recently released movie has received from the fans. Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has earned Rs 272.79 crore in just 11 days.
The ‘Tubelight’ star said, “For us, it is the audiences’ love and reactions that matter the most, and we feel overwhelmed with the love that ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has garnered.”
“I am grateful to one and all for treating this film as their own; the response has been truly endearing. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is my second film with Ali Abbas Zafar, and I am looking forward to working with him again,” he added.
YRF’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is riding on incredibly positive audience reviews and has shattered several box office records so far.
The film has been on a dream run at the box office right from the first day of its release and has created multiple box office histories.
The movie revolves around RAW agent Avinash ‘Tiger’ Singh Rathore and Pakistani spy Zoya rescuing captured nurses by the IS and stars Salman and Katrina Kaif in leading roles.
The flick is a sequel to Kabir Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, which also had the same actors in the leading roles.
Meanwhile, the cinemagoers in Britain who watched the movie, said that there is no justification to ban ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ in Pakistan. “It is a simple movie worth to watch and perhaps the reason behind the ban is IS factor whom the movie is moving around”, they opined.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan appeared in a Jodhpur court on Thursday during final arguments in a case against him for the alleged poaching of two black bucks in village Kankani on October 2, 1998.
According to Khan’s counsel H M Saraswat, the accused has to remain present in the court during final arguments and they had been seeking exemption for the actor till now.
“Today, we were present in the court during the final arguments,” said Saraswat after Khan appeared before the chief judicial magistrate.
During the arguments, Khan appeared to be a bit uneasy and emotional at times but remained silent, according to advocates present in the court.
The final arguments in the Kankani poaching case began in the trial court on September 13. The prosecution counsel had described the spot of alleged poaching citing the statements of witnesses Poonam Chand and Chhoga Ram and the post mortem report.
While submitting his arguments, Saraswat on Thursday ran the video recording of the statements of Poonam Chand and drew the attention of the court to the “contradiction” in his statements taken by the investigating officer and the statements given by the witness.
“Videography of the statements of Poonam Chand clearly showed that the official noting the statements had been copying them from a paper lying on the table beside him,” argued Khan’s counsel Saraswat.
Earlier, the actor had appeared in the district and sessions court on August 4 for filing bail bonds after the state challenged his acquittal in the case under Arms Act by the trial court.