Salman Khan’s worldwide release today is expected to take the audience by storm
Meena Iyer | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 10, 2010)
Salman Khan aka Chulbul Pandey plays a Robinhood-like character on screen in Arbaaz Khan Productions Pvt Ltd and Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd’s Dabangg. And Robinhood is exactly who Salman is, even in his real life.
Ask the autorickshaw driver Ram in whose vehicle Salman, Sonakshi Sinha and Arbaaz have been captured for this snapshot. It is a little known fact that the autorickshaw itself plays a significant role everytime a Salman film releases.
Neither the superstar nor the rickshaw driver mention it, but it’s said that when Ram’s child was diagonised with a brain tumor, Salman’s Being Human charity foundation took care of the child’s treatment and brought the little one back from the brink. Ever since Ram thinks of Salman not as Robinhood, but as the avatar of the Almighty himself.
And everytime a Salman film comes up for release, Ram decks up his autorickshaw with the theme of the film in mind. The man who is indebted to Salman says, “I had decorated my rickshaw with the Wanted and Veer themes also. However, at that time the impact wasn’t so good. But in the case of Dabangg, I have been excited from day one. When I heard the title itself I just knew that this film would become a huge hit. And this time I took more interest with the decor on the rickshaw.”