Salman Khan entered into Bollywood in 1988 with 'Biwi Ho Toh Aisi' in a small role as Rekha's spoilt brother-in-law.
In 1989 Salman became immortal with the success of 'Maine Pyaar Kiya'.
His handsome-charming-romantic hero image continued to churn out one hit after another like 'Love', 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' and 'Hum Dil Chuke Sanam'.
In 2009, he did an action flick 'Wanted', from then on he became the most wanted hero of Bollywood.
'Wanted' was the first in the series of hits that hit the screen - 'Dabangg', 'Ready', Bodyguard' and 'Ek Tha Tiger' followed soon and established his stardom.
Now the action hero wants to take a break.
Action films take a toll, says Salman Khan, who is recovering from a facial nerve disorder, and adds disarmingly that a Tiger can't make excuses like "I am not well" , a reference of course to his action film 'Ek Tha Tiger'.
Salman's hard work seems to be paying rich dividends as his espionage romp 'Ek Tha Tiger' raked in Rs. 33 crore on its opening day.
Now Salman wants to go back to his romantic hero image.
"I am doing a romantic film soon. Action is very tough... One has to get up at odd hours, like early morning, to do action films, work till late night, do action in worst conditions like in hot weather, fighting on rooftops and dirty places. It is difficult," he said.
In Salman's view, with the increasing number of theatres and the rise in ticket prices, Rs.100 crore could soon be equivalent to Rs.10 crore, reports FirstPost.
"The exact collection starts from single screens and multiplexes in cities and small towns. With ticket prices and number of theatres also increasing, the films are likely to do a huge amount of business. Soon, this Rs. 100 crore will be like Rs. 10 crore," Salman said.