Salman hits question back on Rio Controversy
Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt showed anger when Salman Khan was announced as Indian contingent’s Goodwilll Ambassador for Rio Games by Indian Olympic Association (IOA). Yogeshwar Dutt also tweeted that “Olympic is not the place for promotion of movie”. After appointment Salman replied to the anger showed by Yogeshwar Dutt in the press conference that If i would not goodwill Ambassador then “Who should be made the goodwill Ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, AR Rahman or Abhinav Bindra?” and also stated that his motive is not to promote the movie but to get publicity to the Rio Games. He also hits questions that “What is more important Olympic or Country”. He says,country is more important for him.
Salman Khan stated to Hindustan times “The media should have done the same thing (criticised the other goodwill ambassadors) when Sachin and Rahman were roped in. Why didn’t that happen? Why did the media not give them the same kind of coverage they gave me? In their case, too, while one isn’t a sportsperson, the other one has only played one sport”.
“Does Rahman need a state-level certificate or a national-level medal to be called a sportsperson? In fact, are all kids, who have tried out certain sports but haven’t won a medal, not sportspersons? Aren’t all the kids or other persons, who like and follow a particular sports sportspersons? If they are, then why just pick on me?”
Salman further added “Some people say, “He has court cases [against him].” So, you have issues with one person, who has court cases, becoming the Olympics goodwill ambassador. But there are so many big politicians who have court cases [against them]. So, desh zyaada important hai ya Olympics (is Olympics more important than the country)? Mere liye toh desh (for me, the country) is most important . So, I am ready to leave it (the ambassadorship), if you (the politicians) also leave [your posts]. There are so many people, who have [cases of] scams, corruption and even rapes, but they are still there (on important posts)”.
Some People have issues with me only because i am having court cases. He also announced that will leave the post of goodwill Ambassadors if some of the big politicians will leave the post.