Salman Khan says even ‘minus ratings’ won’t affect him as Bajrangi Bhaijaan opens to mixed reviews


The most awaited movie of this year, Bajrangi Bhaijaan got released today in India and is receiving mixed reviews from the audience and the critics. The film was released in UAE on 16th July and. as expected, received quite a good response there too.

“The interest has been extremely positive. All shows over the Eid weekend are close to being sold out. We are releasing the film across all our 10 cinemas in standard, MAX, – our big screen concept, and VOX Gold – our luxury cinema concept,” Gulf News quoted a multiplex theater’s spokesperson.


Meanwhile, Salman Khan has said that the bad reviews by film critics didn’t bother him much. Talking to an FM radio, Salman said that even if the critics gave him “minus ratings”, it won’t affect him much as he trusted his fans.

Salman added, “Critics are entitled to give their personal views but they should refrain from belittling the hard work of a film’s team. One can say that he didn’t like the movie instead of giving it a bad review,” expressed Salman.


Film trade analyst, Komal Nahta said that Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s opening response has been phenomenal.

He tweeted:

Aamir Khan, who shares a good friendship with Salman Khan ever since they acted together in  Andaz Apna Apna,  excitedly posted that he “can’t wait to watch Bajrangi Bhaijaan” on his Twitter account.

Rest of the Bollywood fraternity too has given their stamp of approval to Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaaan.

Karan Johar tweeted, “@kabirkhankk directs #B@jrangiBhaijaan with depth…sensitivity and supreme entert@inment…the little girl stays in ur heart long after…”

Salman Khan’s Dabangg co-actress Sonakshi Sinha ‘s tweet said, “Watched #B@jrangiBhaijaan last night n its s@fe to say its @BeingS@lmanKhan’s best movie..Like ever. Well done @kabirkh@ankk,outstanding!”

Directed by Kabir Khan, this Eid special movie features Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Harshaali Malhotra in lead roles.

The movie is about a young speech-impaired girl who crosses the border and reaches India with no idea how to head back home. It is a humanitarian plot where a Hindu man helps a Muslim Pakistani girl unite with her family.