With Salman under fire for supporting Pakistani artistes, it's dad Salim Khan to the rescue - Firstpost
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With Salman under fire for supporting Pakistani artistes, it's dad Salim Khan to the rescue


Mumbai: Scriptwriter Salim Khan has taken a jibe at those who have criticised his actor son Salman Khan and director Karan Johar for opposing the demand for a ban on Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood.

While Salman had recently said that Pakistani actors who come to India are artistes and not terrorists, Karan had said banning these artistes was not a solution to terrorism.

Both have received backlash from various sections, particularly Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

The veteran actor vented his anger on Twitter in a series of sarcastic tweets.

Meanwhile, Bhatt, who had earlier posted a letter on his Twitter handle, saying "kill terrorists, not talks", on Monday said that he would urge the Pakistani actors to condemn the terror strike in Uri.

"I appeal to Pak stars to join India and condemn terror attacks where our people have bled and lost lives. With folded hands and bent knees, I urge Fawad and all actors to condemn terror when it happens on our soil," Bhatt said.

Salim Khan has always stood by his son and defended him in all his controversies from his rape comment to his views on Yakub Memon's hanging. This makes us ask a question that a popular Bollywood actress recently posed, about another actor in a completely different context.

Salman is a 50-year-old man. Why does his father have to come rescue him from all these controversies?

With inputs from PTI

First Published On : Oct 4, 2016 18:40 IST

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