‘Younger generation has to work hard for stardom, we won't hand it to them’
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has stated that the era of stars will never come to an end in the film industry.
During a media interaction, the "Dabangg" star was asked if the era of stardom will come to an end, in wake of a new debate over the emergence of OTT.
Salman Khan answered that the new generation of actors will have to work hard as they won't be "handed over" the title on a platter.
"Since four generations I've been hearing, 'This is the last generation of stars.' "But we won't leave it for the younger generation to take it easy, we won't hand it over to them," mentions the star.
The actor, who enjoys a loyal fan base, said stardom is a result of the right "package" which involves not only film choices but also one's personality.
Salman said new actors will also have things working for them as the stardom that he enjoys won't ever be restricted to him.
"Era of superstars will never fade. We will go, someone else will come up. I don't think the era of stars will go, it'll always be there. But it depends on a lot of things," Salman Khan told Indian media.
The actor added that stardom will also depend on the selection of movies now.
"We will go, somebody else will come up. I don't think that era of stars will go. It will never go. It will always be there. It now depends on a lot of things, selection of movies, what you are in real life, and more. It's a whole package of things. This younger generation will have their superstardom," added Salman Khan.
Salman, along with his contemporaries like Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn, has remained one of the biggest stars since the '90s and continues to dominate the box office.