Salman, Shahrukh react to Preity Zinta's molestation case
Both Bollywood and the IPL were shaken when actor and Kings XI Punjab co-owner Preity Zinta filed a police complaint against former boyfriend, present business partner and Punjab team co-owner Ness Wadia. In the complaint, she accused Ness of abusing, molesting and threatening her inside Wankhede stadium during the May 30th match between Chennai Super Kings and her team Kings XI Punjab.
The news grabbed the headlines and its every development is being reported in detail by media. Being a Bollywood star, Zinta’s case is sure to have some impact on people from the industry. Recently two of Preity’s most high profile industry friends/colleagues were asked about the incident- Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan. While both were evasive, staying true to their personality and rivalry, the two Khans reacted differently.
On Sunday, Salman was present at the Gaiety cinema in Mumbai’s Bandra area to release the trailer of his next film ‘Kick’. There a journalist asked him about Zinta’s complaint but Salman evaded the question. He said, "Aap galat jagah par ho!" and then further addressed the journalist and said "Only you are interested in knowing about this issue." Shahrukh Khan on the other hand, was at an event celebrating father’s day. Unlike Salman he acknowledged the question but did not say much. SRK said, "It's a personal issue. It's an issue she has brought up and I assume it will be dealt legally. As a friend of hers, I will just talk to her." While Salman and Shahrukh are not on talking terms with each other, they have several common friends in the industry and Preity zinta is one of those friends. Zinta made her film debut with SRK in ‘Dil Se’ and she has also worked in multiple films with Salman. Salman has enough legal problems of his own so it is natural that he will not be inclined to talk about anyone else’s problem.
Preity and Ness started dating in 2005 and they were together for four years till 2009. Even after their personal relationship ended, she and Ness remained business partners for the sake of their IPL franchise. This incident seems like out of the blue but according to insiders, tension was brewing between the two. Some sources close to Ness are saying that the reason of this face off is Ness’s recent closeness with another lady. Ness has totally denied the allegations while Preity said, "My intention isn't to harm anyone but only to protect myself."