Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, who is mostly remembered as his own self rather than his onscreen persona, is returning in his most-loved character “Prem” in Sooraj Barjatiya’s “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” and credits the director for the change.
“When you will watch me as Prem on the screen, you would definitely think me as Prem, not as Salman. No one could change Salman to Prem better than Sooraj… what he did with my character is amazing,” Salman said at the grand trailer launch of the film here on Thursday.
As per Salman, Barjatiya is the one of the best directors and human being. “There is no better director or human being than Sooraj. We didn’t do everything together but the love and fondness I have for Sooraj, I never have had for any other director,” he admitted.
Salman has a new muse, Sonam Kapoor, which marks their first onscreen presence. “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, which is eagerly awaited, represent Salman and Barjatya’s reunion after 16 years.
On Barjatya’s indepth knowledge of family drama, he said: “Everybody recommends me with whom I should work or not. But I am extremely happy to work with Sooraj. I believe after watching the movie, this film will leave an impact of becoming a better person in life. Sooraj is the best person to understand the culture of Indian family as he grown up in a big family.”
The trailer signifies the importance of a family, with Salman saying: “Har family main problem hoti hai, lekin woh khushnaseeb hain, jinki family hoti hai”.
Along with Salman and Sonam, there are glimpses of Anupam Kher, Swara Bhaskar, Deepak Dobriyal along with Neil Nitin Mukesh who plays a baddie in the film.
The film is slated to hit theatre on November 12, a day after Diwali.