Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan said that he likes attending award functions but wants to stay out of the competition.
Salman, 50, who was nominated for his film Bajrangi Bhaijaan, said that awards are not important for him.
"I feel very happy when others get awards but they don't matter much in my life. I like award functions as the whole industry comes together. We are all busy. So, at award functions, we get to meet our friends and it feels nice," said Salman.
"Delete me from the competition. We are here since long. We have been nominated. I can come and perform and attend award shows. But I think, the younger generation should be given a chance to win awards," he said.
Salman's films Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which released last year, performed well at the box office. However, the actor wanted the latter to do better at the box office.
"Sooraj Barjatya (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo director) should have got more happiness from Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. I think it should have done better than Bajrangi Bhaijaan as Sooraj worked really hard. It was a beautiful story of a brother and sister," said Salman.
Salman is currently shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar's Sultan.
"We are progressing well. It is a very difficult film," said Salman.(Also Read: Aamir Khan's Great Expectations From Salman's Sultan)
Sultan, co-starring Anushka Sharma, will release on Eid.