Peoples recognition is the best award for me: Salman

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Mumbai: In his career of 23 years, Dabangg got Salman Khan his first Best Actor award but the superstar is not bothered about trophies as it is the audience`s reaction that matters to him the most.

"I don`t want any awards. I have told all the producers not to put my name in the Best Actor nomination list. I don`t want to be a nominee. I get my recognition and appreciation when the theatres are full… when people whistle and clap," Salman said.

The 45-year-old star received the Best Actor award for Dabangg at the Chevrolet Apsara Awards 2011 and at the 17th Star Screen Awards.

"It`s the love from the masses that matters to me. When the film goes from single theatres to multiplexes it is an award for me. I would rather believe in these rewards than such awards," Salman said.

The actor was nominated in the Best Actor category for several films like Karan Arjun, Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Tere Naam, but bagged only the Best Supporting Actor award for Karan Johar`s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

"There was a time when everyone else`s films were working and my films were getting bombed left, right and centre. I had to do films as I liked the script… but then I couldn`t put my foot down on edit or re-shoot some scenes. But today I have realised as audience spend money on films, so it`s my responsibility to ensure they are entertained," said Salman.

"Even if I don`t get my salary or remuneration from now on, I am going to be fine with it. In any case, everything I earn goes to my charitable trust `Being Human`. What I am worried about is when my film releases audiences should be happy and satisfied," he added.

Salman clarified why two songs – Character Dheela along with Zarine Khan and Dhinka Chika of his upcoming film Ready were shot again.

"Two songs have been re-shot because I wasn`t happy with what was shot in Bangkok. I heard the audio… saw the visuals and thought they didn`t match up. There`s no strategy. I just wanted the song to be better," Salman said.

Directed by Anees Bazmee, Ready is a remake of 2008 Telugu film by the same name. The movie starring Salman and Asin in lead roles is slated to release on June 3.

"I am all excited about `Ready`. I just hope we stand up to the expectations," Salman said.

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