Bollywood actor Salman Khan sparked a new controversy on Wednesday afternoon when he stepped into the India-Pakistan debate by saying that we should ‘think about soldiers first’, reported ANI. Salman whose character in the upcoming movie, Tubelight goes through the turmoil of emotions that one goes through after being separated from a loved one as a result of the war, poured his heart out for the Army jawans during a promotional event. “In war, the armies of both sides lose their lives. The families are without their sons or their fathers. They have to live their whole lives without them,” Salman said during the event. Meanwhile, Salman’s father and writer Salim Khan also backed actor’s statement by saying war is not a sensible move, reported CNN-News 18.
Taking the side of Army officers, Salman said if people who order are sent to fight on the border, then their legs will start shaking. “Those people who order war, they should be given guns and made to fight. Within a day all conflicts will get over as their legs will start shaking,” he added. Salman’s next film, Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan is set against the background of 1962 Indo-China war and tells the story of two brothers who are separated by the war, when one of them joins the Indian Army to fight the Chinese and gets captured by their Army. The movie is set to release on June 23, worldwide. Apart from Salman Khan, the movie also stars Sohail Khan, Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and late Om Puri in important roles.
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Meanwhile, Alimuddin Khan responded by saying that Salman Khan’s statement should not be taken seriously as there is no one in Pakistan to talk with. Salman was in the news on Tuesday night when he took an auto rickshaw on his way to home from Mehboob Studios. He was accompanied by filmmaker Ramesh Taurani. However, this isn’t the first time that the Dabangg star has opted for the favourite ride of the locals. He is currently busy promoting Tubelight.