Salman Khan brings Ganpati idol home


We all know that Salman Khan’s family has equal respect for every religion and celebrate every festival with equal devotion. The way they celebrate Eid in the same way and with equal devotion they celebrate Diwali, Navaratri and Christmas and every year brings Ganpati idol home and worship with serene heart. For the past 11 years, Salim Khan’s family has been celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. This was a tradition started by Salman’s younger sister Arpita Khan and all the family members joined her in the celebration.

Salman’s father Salim Khan (Muslim), his mother now Salma (earlier Sushila Charak, a Hindu) and step mother Helen, a Catholic. But the family never looked down any relation and carries the equal respect for all.

Like every year, the Khans family brought Ganpati idol at their Galaxy apartments in Bandra, Mumbai. Talking to a daily, Salma Khan said, “She (Arpita) was very keen and took it upon herself to organise every detail of the festival. As she promised, she has been organising it single-handedly every year since then.”

Going down the memory lane, Salma said, “In the evenings, I would dress up the kids and go to my mother’s house so the children could celebrate with our neighbours there.”

Sallu’s two sisters Arpita and Alvira used to go barefoot to the Siddhivinayak temple to pay their homage.

Salman Khan has taken few days off from shooting to celebrate Ganpati with his family.

Talking about his respect for all religions, Salman said, “I feel blessed to be born and brought up in a house that respects every religion.”


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