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Film star Salman Khan prefers to follow in the footsteps of his father rather than take the plunge into politics. “As of now,it’s too dirty to be a part of it,” says the star as he waits to fly to Unnao to campaign for Congress.

Written by Mohd Arshi Rafique |
March 30, 2009 3:18:41 am

Salman Khan prefers scriptwriting to joining politics

Film star Salman Khan prefers to follow in the footsteps of his father rather than take the plunge into politics. “As of now,it’s too dirty to be a part of it,” says the star as he waits to fly to Unnao to campaign for Congress. “I am campaigning for a friend,” he justifies,referring to Annu Tandon,Congress candidate from the Unnao Lok Sabha constituency. “I have known Annu and her family for years,hence,would love to perform for them,” he says,evading comment on friend Sanjay Dutt’s decision to contest from Lucknow on a Samajwadi Party ticket.

“I would contest only when I think the time is right. Instead of fighting elections,I prefer to write film scripts,” says the son of renowned scriptwriter Salim Khan. “I have just finished scripting ‘Veer’ and the film is on the floors,” he says,discussing what’s keeping him busy these days.

“I am here to perform at a ‘Holi Milan Samaroh’ in as many as five villages of Unnao,” he says,before he shares something personal: “I am in the process of writing a book on body building.”

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“People give me the credit of popularising body building and I want to reap the benefit of it,” says one of the fittest actors in the Indian film industry with a well-toned body. “Mediapersons and fans often quiz me on how to stay fit,so I thought why not pen a book on the subject,” says Salman who is known to have given tips on developing a fit body to many young stars in the film industry,including Hrithik Roshan.

Ask him more on the content of the book and he says: “Anyone can become Salman Khan after reading it.” He would be tracing his journey from his skinny days prior to his debut film Maine Pyar Kiya down to the toned body one saw in so many blockbusters that followed.

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