Salman Khan slams media again
Salman Khan along with other stars like Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and Varun Dhawan among others performed on the finale of the 14 day long ‘Saifai Mahotsav’ in Utter Pradesh. The stars drew wrath from media and social activists and they were tagged as insensitive for playing a blind eye to Muzzafarnagar riot victims who were in relief camps.
After a long silence, Salman Khan opened up. Excerpts from his interview…
Before taking this interview, Salman also gave a long explanation on FB. He was asked why he thought of giving an explanation. Salman said, “I will tell you why! The media needs to make entertainment capsules with stars in it. And if you have names like Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt you'll can make good one hour shows in which you'll will have four breaks.”
He was asked if he really thought that their performance was a business. Salman getting angry said, “What is it? Don't you want a show on your channel with stars in it? Come on man this was blown out of proportion! We were invited for a show like we are invited in other places. We just went for that one event, we have got to do nothing with any political party. It's unfair to show shots of Madhuri Dixit dancing along with some poor kids suffering. If I perform in Andheri sports complex then why don't you show the poverty outside and around Mumbai? Why only Uttar Pradesh?”
Salman clarified that actors who performed at Saifai donated their money on charity. He said, “No! You'll have been unfair this time! I was heading this group and let me tell you every actor who performed donated for charity at Saifai. So if I make money and give it for charity you'll should be happy!”
Salman further said that actors went to the show with noble intention. He said, “I can speak for the actors and no actor was there to hurt anyone. We were only there because someone invited us. We did our job and came back that's it!”
Salman was informed that Mahesh Bhatt apologized for Alia’s performance at Saifai. Salman was shocked. He said, “I can't believe it. Why would Bhatt saab do that?" He has been so brave all his life so now why did he say this? I want to tell Bhatt saab that he should be proud of Alia. She is such a hard working girl. It was her first show, she worked so hard during her rehearsals and was so looking forward to performing in front of lakhs of people. Why should Bhatt saab apologies? He shouldn't have!”