Salman Khan is not one of the best actors in Bollywood. He is not young, a moderate dancer and doesn't believe in experimenting with varied roles. He sticks to formula films mostly. And yet, each time, his big budget films earn big bucks at the Box Office.
You can imagine his fan base from the fact that his simple "Hello" on Twitter gets retwitted thousands of time.
Not surprising that Salman's latest film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' is eagerly awaited across India, Pakistan and UAE.
Salman is also relieved that the movie which is about a man discovering love during a journey from India to Pakistan was cleared for release by Pakistani authorities.
This is a marked shift from similar films such as 'Baby', 'Ek Tha Tiger' and 'Agent Vinod' which were banned in Pakistan.
Fakhr-e-Alam, Chairman of Pakistan Censor board said that he has previewed and certified 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and said, "...for the record it is not a negative or anti-Pakistan film.
"In fact 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' is the most positive film for Pakistan that Bollywood has produced in a long time. Totally unexpected," he continued.
Salman was overwhelmed and thanked the Pakistani censor board, "Thank u Pakistan sensor board for your generosity."
Censor board in Islamabad and Karachi has cleared for an Eid release after several cuts.
A petition was filed in Islamabad against the release of 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' but was dismissed by Islamabad High Court.
The petition contended that the movie is filled with venom against Pakistan.
But the court observed that the petitioner did not attach relevant documents along with the petition.
Court also declared that the petition was not maintainable as the petitioner had no locus standi (right to speak) in the matter.