Salim Khan, Salman Khan’s father and famous screenwriter, has stated that Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai is not a great film. He also stated that Dabangg 3 is an unique film and that Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a ‘excellent and absolutely different’ film.
Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, starring Salman, was released on Eid. It was, however, his lowest-rated film on IMDb, with a score of 1.7/10. Prabhudeva directed the film, which also stars Disha Patani, Randeep Hooda, Jackie Shroff, and Gautam Gulati.
In an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, when asked that reviewers are feeling the repetition of Salman’s previous films in Radhe, Salim said in Hindi, “The film prior to this Dabangg 3 was different. Bajrangi Bhaijaan was good and totally different. Radhe is not a great film at all, but commercial cinema has a responsibility that every person can get money. From artists to producers, distributors, exhibitors and every stakeholder should get the money. The one who buys the cinema must get the money. Due to this, the cycle of cinema making and business goes on. On this basis, Salman has performed. Stakeholders of this film are in advantage. Otherwise, Radhe is not that great a film.”
He also spoke on writers in the film industry. “A big problem of the film industry is that there are no good writers here. The reason for this is that the writers do not read literature in Hindi or Urdu. They see anything outside and get involved in Indianising it. The film Zanjeer was a game-changer of Indian cinema. That film made Indian cinema come back on the right path. But since then, the industry has not received the replacement of Salim-Javed yet. In such a situation, what can Salman do?” he further said.
Salman’s next film will be Antim: The Final Truth, in which he will co-star with his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma. He will also begin work on the third instalment of the Tiger franchise.