Mumbai: There's 'double' fun coming from superstar Salman Khan. After promising "double trouble" for contestants of reality show Bigg Boss 9, he said that his fans can expect to see him in "double size" in upcoming film Sultan.
"Audiences will see me in double size. My training for Sultan has started; so I need to get bigger and fitter for the role," Salman, 49, told IANS. (Also Read: Salman Khan Begins Training For Sultan. When the Tough Get Going...)
He still puts hours into his workout regime and fitness routine. Still, the Dabangg star is putting all his energy to get in form for the role as a wrestler in Ali Abbas Zafar's Sultan, which is reportedly packed with high-octane action.
While Sultan will hit the screens on Eid 2016, Salman will also offer his fans a Diwali blast this year with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. He's teaming up with Sooraj Barjatya after 16 years, and returns as Prem - an onscreen name he has taken on several times in the past. (Also Read - Prem Ratan Dhan Payo First Look: Salman, Sonam Look Lovely)
But the actor, whose Bajrangi Bhaijaan turned out to be a blockbuster, is not pinning any hopes on any of his future projects. "If it has to work it will work and if it doesn't have to work, it will not. Our job is to do our best, our job is to work, publicise it as much as we can, and hope fans really enjoy the film. After that, it is up to the fans that they go and watch it if like it or not," he said.
For now, Salman is all set to host Bigg Boss 9, which will premiere on Colors channel on October 11.
Unlike Amitabh Bachchan, Salman is yet to be seen in a small screen drama series. Of this, Salman said: "It's always the monetary thing. If those TV shows start paying as much as you are getting in films, then I think people will start doing TV like they are doing films. And since the TV industry is almost 10 times bigger than the film industry, I don't see why that doesn't happen."
But Salman added: "It's going to change, at least I hope it does."
Meanwhile, Salman is reportedly not privy to Bigg Boss' best kept secrets - the contestants list. Every year around the time of the show's launch, anticipation surrounding the line-up of contestants rises to a new level. The guessing game has been on this time too and names like Radhe Maa, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Ankit Gera, Neha Marda and Roopal Tyagi have come up.
Salman said, "The surprising thing is that I also get to know that they are entering the house on the spot only".
Bigg Boss, an Indian version of Big Brother, features celebrity contestants locked up in a purpose built house under camera surveillance for about three months.