I like rewards more than awards: Salman Khan

Bollywood actor Salman Khan has never been a favourite at award shows but the superstar has no complains as he said he prefers performing at such ceremonies over receiving an honour.

“I have never won an award. I have got some supporting actor award. I like rewards more than awards,” Salman told at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards press conference.

The actor recalled a time when a magazine editor had called him to attend an award show as he was nominated for “Maine Pyar Kiya”.

“I was nominated alongside Jackie Shroff and others. The moment my name was announced, I stood up to receive the award but it went to Jackie. I don’t go and receive awards, I just go and perform.”

The actor joked that even though he was not the best dancer, organisers are always ready to pay him a fat cheque.

“Even after such bad performances, they (organisers) are paying me for it. I am more than happy doing it. It’s like I am getting money for standing there,” he said.

The “Dabangg” actor, who is set to perform at IIFA 2017, said it will turn out to be an incredible and fabulous experience this time.

“Thank you for all the love and support. And if I can get my act correct, which I always get after the concert, I promise IIFA will be fabulous and incredible. It will be the best IIFA ever.”

Salman also took the opportunity to wish his former girlfriend, actress Katrina Kaif, who was also present during the event. The actress will celebrate her 34th birthday on July 16.

“I don’t remember the dates (of the IIFA award show) the only date I remember is July 16 and that is Katrina Kaif’s birthday. Let us sing for her right now… ‘Happy birthday to Katrina’. The best thing is to wish someone like this,” Salman said as he hugged Katrina.

Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and cricketer-singer Dwayne Bravo were also in attendance at the press meet.

(Agencies)