Don’t use actors to score in political wars: Salman Khan

Salman said in a political war, netas should fight it out among themselves without dragging actors into it.

Mumbai | Updated: January 12, 2014 8:41 am
Salman Khan Salman Khan, who along with other Bollywood actors has been criticised for performing at the Saifai Mahotsav in Uttar Pradesh. (PTI)

Actor  Salman Khan, who along with other Bollywood actors has been criticised for performing at the Saifai Mahotsav in Uttar Pradesh, called the controversy a move by TV channels to boost their TRPs. “The aam janta can be fooled with the clippings of my dancing at the event and images of people suffering clubbed together. Viewers don’t understand these techniques, and actors who performed there can easily be perceived as insensitive,” he said. The Mahotsav took place 300 km from the Muzaffarnagar relief camps where the riots victims are staying.

Salman Khan hinted that the matter has acquired a political colour as it was blown out of proportion. “If the head of the state (Akhilesh Yadav) is asking me to take part in a show, what am I supposed to say? And if I am going to be paid the price I command, why should I decline the offer? If I am going to Gujarat or my hometown Indore next, will that too become a big issue?” he said.
Salman said in a political war, netas should fight it out among themselves without dragging actors into it.

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    Raj Kumar
    Jan 12, 2014 at 4:58 am
    The more the people with vested interests and their media will target him, the more Aam Aadmi will happen to love him!! Note and record all media that are scapegoating you and revenge someday. We are with you. Jai Ho, People's Man....
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      bhavyaa
      Jan 14, 2014 at 6:06 am
      Salman is a complete change Man,whatever mishap he did however if you go to see in the latter day of law,he had turned out to be a good human being,Pls forgive miss deeds of his past as he is a changed good person.Consider the present, if he was as usual the past then we could criticize him.
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        Dinesh
        Jan 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm
        Salman Khan, this is the guy that ran over a street dweller and got away with it.This is the guy that hunted endangered rare deers in India, which is illegal, and got away with it. So why would we expect him to worry about the mis-treatment meted out to the people of Muzzafarnagar by the same people he was 'entertaining'. As long as he gets paid for it.
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          Purshottam Hunsigi
          Jan 14, 2014 at 9:00 am
          We are expecting human nature from a culprit who killed innocent lives on street n then the animals. As our law has allowed the politicians to become in human after coming tp power , same are the actors and actress after getting fame they act like cannibals.
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            jugal kishore
            Jan 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm
            for a penny he was immediate stripped, there is nothing more he is dancing at safai where is moral.A culprit who eat black deer meat.
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              sundha
              Jan 13, 2014 at 1:24 am
              Don't ociate too much with politicians as they are true not representatives of the mes . Only electoral arithmetic manition has been enabling them to occupy the seats of power. But Actors, getting true power from the mes, shall use their energy to the benefit of people at large and not dance to keep power-abusing politicians happy..
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