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Rio 2016: Salim Khan defends son Salman, takes potshots at Milkha Singh

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Mumbai: Scriptwriter Salim Khan on Monday defended his actor-son Salman Khan's appointment as goodwill ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent, which has been criticised by some noted sports personalties of the country.

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh had raised eyebrows over India Olympic Association's (IOA) decision to go with the 50-year-old Bollywood superstar over a sportsperson.

Salim on Monday took to Twitter to support his son, who plays a wrestler in his upcoming film "Sultan", while also taking potshots at Milkha Singh.

Salim Khan wrote:

Milkha, whose life was turned into a blockbuster film "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", had said that sports personalities like PT Usha should have been considered by IOA instead of importing "a person from Bollywood."

Reacting to this Salim said, "Milkhaji, it is not Bollywood, it is the Indian Film Industry and that too the largest in the world. "The same industry which resurrected you from fading away in oblivion."

First Published On : Apr 25, 2016 19:01 IST

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