By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
While the year 2020 was doomed by Coronavirus, the year 2021 has ignited our spirits as slowly and steadily the movies have started releasing in theatres. However, there's no doubt that everyone was eagerly waiting for Bollywood superstar, Salman Khan's recently-released film, Antim: The Final Truth, as he is once again portraying the character of a fierce Sikh cop in the movie.
Now, after all the wait and countdowns, Antim: The Final Truth was released in theatres on November 26, 2021, and has received mixed reactions so far. For the unversed, the film features Salman's brother-in-law and actor, Aayush Sharma, in a negative role, and the two look macho and tough as they are indulged in an intense brawl throughout the film.
In an interview with ETimes, Salman Khan was asked to name one cop character that is his favourite out of all the cop characters he has played so far in his career. From Chulbul Pandey in Dabangg, Radhe in Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, Rajveer Shekhawat in Wanted, Arjun Ranawat in Garv, Suraj Prakash in Auzaar, to Devi Laal Singh in Kick, and now as Rajveer Singh in the recently released Antim. However, dismissing all his cop characters, Salman gave a rather surprising answer, as he revealed that his favourite cop is his late grandfather, Abdul Rashid Khan.
Leaving everyone surprised, Salman Khan revealed that his late grandfather, Abdul Rashid Khan was the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The actor also opened up about his grandfather's demise and revealed that his grandfather had passed away when his father, Salim Khan, was nine years old. The Antim actor said:
"They're all great cop dramas. In Kick, my character becomes the cop later on. So, I can't compare. I've not seen my favourite cop yet. My grandfather Abdul Rashid is my favourite cop. He passed away when my father was 9. He was a DIG Police in Indore, Madhya Pradesh."
Going further in the interview, Salman Khan also opened up about his experience of working with his brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma in the film, Antim: The Final Truth. Answering this, the actor stated that Aayush had put all his anger and frustration of not getting any work in all these years on this film. Heaping immense praise on him, Salman clearly stated that his brother-in-law has given an impressive performance in this film. He said:
"No, he worked very hard. Whatever anger he had within him about not getting work for so long after his debut, he has put out in this movie through his character, which I feel is the best way to take one's anger out. The intention was that Aayush should be appreciated and he has been appreciated. It was good fun to make him work more on the sets by telling him to do retakes, when he would perform in front of me. And the impact has been quite good."
According to reports, Salman Khan's Antim: The Final Truth had collected Rs. 9.45 crores in its four-day opening weekend.