‘Tiger’ Salman Khan was referred to as the’mahanayak’ of Hindi film by Anil Kapoor at the opening ceremony of the 29th Kolkata International Film Festival in 2023.
At Kolkata’s Netaji Indoor Stadium on Tuesday, the 29th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) got underway to much excitement. Several dignitaries and Bollywood celebrities attended the inaugural ceremony, including Mahesh Bhatt, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Sonakshi Sinha, Sourav Ganguly, and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Salman Khan, the star of Tiger 3, was praised by Anil Kapoor during his speech, who referred to him as the “mahanayak of Hindi cinema.”
‘Tiger’ Salman Khan’s thunderous declaration from Anil Kapoor
One of the several videos from KIFF 2023 that are going viral on the internet features Anil Kapoor praising Salman Khan, who plays Tiger 3 in the movie, calling him the “Mahanayak from Hindi Cinema.”
“Nakli tiger aayenge or jaayenge aur asli Tiger ek hi hai, vo Tiger Zinda hai aur Tiger Zinda rahega, our Mahanayak From Hindi Cinema-Salman Khan” (Fake Tigers will come and go, and the real one is alive and will always be our superstar from Hindi cinema) is what the actor Animal can be heard saying in the viral video.
Reaction of the fans
Fans couldn’t stop reacting to the viral video, which drew sincere reactions from them as well. “Expressly true Mera bhai,” one fan remarked, while another said, “bhai kya dikh rahe hai chummaa.” The comment “Jhakkas loves Salman so much” was made by a third fan.
Salman Khan’s clever reply to admirers who are picky about him
Salman Khan is seen in another of the inside footage standing at the podium while his adoring supporters in the hallway go crazy. They are shown yelling and shouting for him. “Yun hi chillate rehna aap log, aur mujhe bolne ka mauka nahin dena” (Keep shouting like this and don’t let me have a chance to speak) is what the actor witty replies after absorbing the energy for a moment.
On the work front, Anil Kapoor and Salman Khan
Presently, Anil Kapoor is relishing the enormous success of his previous film, Animal, which was helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and starred Rashmika Mandanna and Ranbir Kapoor.
However, Salman Khan last appeared with Katrina Kaif and Emraan Hashmi in Tiger 3. Furthermore, a few days ago, Pinkvilla exclusively revealed to you that Salman Khan, with support from Karan Johar, will begin filming the Vishnuvardhan film The Bull in February 2024.