We saw Salman Khan opening up like never before about his failures.
India’s most bankable actor— Salman Khan speaks up about his take on failures. Salman Khan had an honest conversation with Shekhar Gupta, the chairman and editor-in-chief of the Print at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in Delhi. The conversation between two ranged from the latest Padmavati controversy to casting couch. But what was most interesting was Salman’s take on failure.
In the last question of the summit, Salman was asked: “What is it that keeps you going in your tough time and how do you know with failure?” Shekhar corrected and specified ‘professional’ failure instead of failure in ‘love’.
Though Salman was quick to add, “The unlucky you are in love, lucky you are actually!
Getting to the point, Salman stated that it is difficult to deal with failure. However, the actor said, “But from where I come, everything for me is a plus. Today whatever I am— I am plus. When you are low, sometimes you feel why are you being targeted? Aisa kya hai joh maine kiya hai joh kisi aur ne nahi kiya hai?”
However, his take on dealing with the rut of professional failure is gratefulness.
When he sees someone wash their car at five in the morning when he sees his watchman work double shifts. Salman tells himself— “Go back home and enjoy your life!”
Salman said, “If after having so much you are depressed. You are the most ungrateful person on planet Earth! I have got the most amazing life! My parents are hale and hearty. My brothers and sisters doing well. Fans love us love us. So we are blessed!”
What if all this fame was to be taken away?
The Ek Tha Tiger actor added, “If this all goes away, I’ll be sad but with the life, we’ve seen… I don’t think even 99% of the population of our country has seen this kind of pleasure or have seen this kind of lifestyle, this love and relation. Nobody. So I think we should enjoy it.”
What a beautiful outlook on failure! If only most of us had such ideologies…