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Fearless Salman's roller-coaster ride

By: By Raymond Ronamai
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He is 44 but he has the energy of a 20-year-old. His passion for films seems to grow stronger as he grows older. Age doesn't stop him from flashing his six pack abs. In fact, he even influenced his counterparts like Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan to go macho. His journey in films so far has been a sort of roller-coaster ride yet he keeps throwing up surprises at regular intervals. Guess who I'm talking about? He is the fearless Salman Khan.

Looking at Salman's film career in the last five years is like watching a roller-coaster ride. 2006 was a bad year for the actor with all his films Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar, Jaan-E-Mann and Baabul failing at the box office. He started 2007 with a bad note with the much-hyped film Salaam-e-Ishq failing to meet the expectations of the people. However, he surprised everyone by coming up with a comedy flick in Partner. Marring the success of Partner was Marigold, which failed terribly.

2008 was another bad year for Salman. All his films God Tussi Great Ho, Heroes and Yuvvraaj didn't live up to the expectations. However, he bounced back in the following year with a bang. Main Aur Mrs Khanna and London Dreams failed but the stupendous success of Wanted made him hot again.

He is perhaps the most unpredictable actor in Bollywood. He bounces back stronger and wisher everytime the critics write him off. He seems to see good things even in bad times and keep working hard. That's his strength. And when his detractors are busy writing him off again after the debacle of Veer and Prem Kaa Game this year, he fearlessly offered Dabangg for all to see. As expected, it had a wonderful opening and even broke the record set by Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots.

With good word of mouth spreading far and wide, Dabangg is expected to pull in more crowd to the theatres in the days to come. Now, the big question is whether it will break 3 Idiots' total income. With Salman you never know. He is a dabangg man.

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