[imagebrowser id=270] MUMBAI: Flavour of this season, ‘Dabangg 2’ couple Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha decided to take a break from their hectic film promotions, and ‘sit down for a cuppa coffee at Café Coffee Day (CCD) in Mumbai on Thursday.
Seen at Coffee Day were Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha for the ‘Dabangg 2’ – CCD flavours launch. Salman kept it simply casual in a navy blue signature ‘Being Human’ long-sleeved tee and jeans, and accessorized with sunglasses and a blue cap. Sonakshi wowed us with her sartorial choice: a pair of jeans, a printed blouse and a short, white bolero jacket with aviators. Very chic, very nice!
Salman looked a wee bit tired from his hectic promotional spree for the film, and enjoyed his cup of java, which rejuvenated him. He even ordered CCD’s signature, calorific but yummy chocolate cake, and was seen indulging his sweet tooth. He was ever the sweet co-star when he fed Sonakshi a bite of the divine cake.
Salman told us why he felt his character, Chulbul Pandey deserved a sequel. “Chulbul is a larger than life character, a hero.”
The superstar adds how it was destiny that made him who he is today. “When Aamir Khan did ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’, Shah Rukh Khan did ‘Deewana’ and when I did ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ we were nobodies. Yet we pulled off these films. And 20 years later, we are still here, working harder than ever before. If a lead character is well-written and the film is good, then that is half the battle won anyway.”
When we quizzed ‘Dabangg’ hero on whether he feels superior to the other Khans based on his track record and hit-machine like spree, Salman characteristically quips, “Yaar, I certainly don’t think I’m head and shoulders above anyone!”
And finally, how could we let the ‘100 Crore’ man go without asking him if the box office pressure ever gets to him? “The audience decides how big a film is going to be. I just ensure that I continue to do ‘hero’ characters, because I know everyone goes into the theatre to see a winner. No one roots for a loser.”