Lights, cameras, a grand ballroom and a bevy of Fb-ready scribes! The stage is ready for a regular Bollywood press convention in Dubai! Enter Salman Khan with the crew of Freaky Ali. There’s cheering, there may be applause and, above all, the hope of a selfie, the ultimate marker of 1’s attendance at such Bollywood occasions. As soon as the mass hysteria settles in, it’s time to talk enterprise! And who higher to do it than our Bollywood stars after they got down to promote their movies. As Salman, Sohail, Arbaaz and Nawazuddin speak Freaky Ali, we make an try and learn between the traces!
We may have anointed him Bhai, however Salman Khan has not precisely been the media’s darling. Each Bollywood journalist has a model of Salman – both he’s chatty or he’s detached, both he’s brooding or he’s playful! The Salman that has come to advertise Freaky Ali in Dubai is jolly! It does not take us abruptly. If a 300 crore hit doesn’t deliver you happiness, chances are nothing will. On the convention, Salman is aware of the concentration is going to inadvertently be on him, but he graciously takes the backseat and lets Group Freaky Ali do the speaking! He is aware of when to intervene and the way! As an example, when a Pakistani journalist, in his flawless Urdu, asks Amy Jackson when will she purchase fluency in Hindi, the Bhai in Salman involves her rescue. “Aap English primary poochiye, yeh Hindi primary batayengi,” he jokes. Once a Bhai, always a Bhai!
Arbaaz and Sohail Khan
What will we speak about once we speak about Arbaaz and Sohail Khan? Their collaborations with Salman Khan. The two have found a foothold in filmmaking and manufacturing while taking turns to work with their celebrity brother (think Hey Brother, Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, the Dabangg franchise). With Freaky Ali, they return to their consolation zone — comedy. Although Sohail is hopeful concerning the bankability of a expertise like Nawaz, Arbaaz is extra measured in his evaluation. “Smaller movies are extra dangerous at instances as a result of they require as a lot focus and energy — to get the visibility at a time when the publicity budgets are excessive. That’s why content needs to be the king,” says Arbaaz. We couldn’t agree more!
The last time he appeared on the massive display screen, Nawazuddin Siddiqui gave us jitters. Understandably then, Freaky Ali comes as a a lot wanted breather. Measured, shy and as grounded as ever, he tells us he embraced Ali with the identical ardour with which he internalised Ramana and Dashrath Manjhi. Drawing parallels along with his personal rise to fame, he reminisces how his private journey to stardom is just not all that totally different as in comparison with Ali’s. This kinship between his personal life and the character has led to among the most humorous scenes within the movie. Nevertheless, that’s not the one high level for Nawaz. As he factors out throughout the press con, ‘‘After doing this movie, I feel fairly gentle as a result of for the primary time, I got such a beautiful actress. I have now tasted blood. Hereon, I’ll solely do romantic movies.’’ Clearly, being in the firm of Salman Khan has had an impact!