Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who had recently addressed a press conference in Srinagar before wrapping up the shoot of his upcoming film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, said he met the press to promote Kashmir and not promote his upcoming film.
Salman Khan recently returned to Mumbai after wrapping up a 40-day long schedule of Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Kashmir. He had also shot for the film at the famous Zoji la pass.
Salman Khan tweeted that Kashmir was ‘truly beautiful.’
The press con was not to promote Bajrangi Bhaijaan but to rightfully promote Kashmir tourism & it is truly Beautiful pic.twitter.com/2FXaPbWoog
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 19, 2015
Separatist Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Asiya Indrabi had also hit out at Salman Khan, saying he was acting as an agent of “cultural aggression” in Jammu and Kashmir by batting for increased tourism and opening of cinema halls in the valley.
The radical women’s outfit leader also hit out at Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, accusing him of promoting obscenity and vulgarity in the name of tourism promotion.
“He (Salman) is acting as an agent of cultural aggression,” Indrabi had said.
The DeM, along with now-defunct militant outfit ‘Allah Tigers’, had forced closure of cinema halls and most of the liquor shops in the valley in 1989 by targeting them.
Salman, who completed shooting for ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’ today, had on Sunday batted for reopening of cinema halls in Kashmir. “Everyone watches movies here. Cinema theatres should be re-opened here. We would love to premiere a film here if theatres are re-opened,” he had said.
(With PTI inputs)