Salman Khan has become one of the most bankable TV hosts with his successful debut in "Dus Ka Dum" but the actor says he was initially hesitant to show his real personality.
"This was my TV debut and there was negativity around me that time. I was very scared to show my original personality. I thought TV is the most powerful medium," Khan said.
The 52-year-old actor made his TV debut as the host of "Dus Ka Dum" about nine years ago
He said he turned to his father, noted writer Salim Khan, for advice.
Khan said his father advised him that this is who he is and he should show it to the world, saying that if it's accepted, good, if not, he should change himself.
Despite doing several blockbusters, Khan said he was surprised when he saw people calling him "Dus Ka Dum" in small villages.
Khan then realized the power of TV and has been advocating the same for other actors to venture into the small screen.
"But they are not keen. They think people will look down if they do TV after films," he said.
The actor was speaking at the launch of the new season of "Dus Ka Dum" last evening in Mumbai.
Khan returns as the show's host which premieres on June 4 on Sony.
Asked who he thinks can host the show apart from him, Salman Khan said, "I think Shah Rukh could very easily host the show. Also Aamir, Akshay, and Sanju (Sanjay Dutt)."
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