Farhan Akhtar wants to work with childhood friend Salman Khan

Salman Khan
MUMBAI: After working with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says he is keen to work with his childhood friend Salman Khan.

The 37-year-old knows Salman from his childhood days, thanks to their fathers, the scriptwriter duo Salim-Javed.

"Salman and I have spent a lot of time together and we were really good friends. He was really supportive and caring towards me and Zoya just like he was towards his own brothers," said Farhan in the capital Saturday, attending the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.

"We have spoken on many occasions to get Salim and Javed back. We have spoken about doing a film together too. It would be great if we do it. I will be all in for it. I really want to do something with him," he added.

Farhan, who is all set for his next project "Don 2" to hit the screens Dec 23, also reveals his parents have never pressurised him and have always been supportive.

"My parents have never pressurised me or Zoya. They have never poked any of us, saying your treatment is not correct or anything. They are happy that we have independently made a name for ourselves and are passionate about our work," he said.

Farhan, who has directed films like "Dil Chahta Hai", "Lakshya" and "Don" franchise, admits one should never take audience for granted.

"The most important lesson I have learnt being in the industry is that one should never take the audience for granted. People need to do their work by telling the story and not think and assume that our audience is intelligent enough to understand the details. It is the effort that needs to be made to be accepted and recognised," he said.