Published On: Wed, Apr 27th, 2016

Aishwarya is beside Salman



The appointment of the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as a benevolence ambassador of the Indian body for the Rio Olympics wasn’t pleasant for everyone.

Whereas numerous Olympians like Milkha Singh are against the verdict but Bollywood Company stood confidently beside the Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

Fascinatingly, Salman’s ex-love Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was also supporting the verdict.

The ex-miss world was present at the launch of L’Oreal’s Cannes 2016 collection and it was inquired about the ongoing controversy and her reply was in the favor of her Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam co-actor.


Aishwarya stated that “Anybody who is doing good to represent the country and anyone who is working or speaking or standing up for the betterment of whatever vocation we have in our country is its sports, art or music needs to be recognized,”

Recently Salman stated that his presence as an ambassador of Rio Olympics will elevate the profile of the Indian contingent at the Olympics.

He stated in an interview that “The Olympics are not that well covered and watched in India like in other countries. So, when somebody comes to support the players, it makes them feel good and work harder. They become more inspired and dedicated. Having someone like me helps in creating a buzz about the Olympics,”

Bollywood actors like Kirron Kher and Sooraj Pancholi, who attended the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards occasion in Mumbai, also supported Salman.

Kirron’s statement was as “It is a very good decision. I am very proud of Salman Khan. All people who are trying to say that only a sportsman should be appointed as an ambassador, I would like to differ from them,”

The veteran also added, “No need to think that only a sportsman can represent the country. Any eminent personality who inspires us can be a brand ambassador. I welcome the decision.”

She continued as, “I would request the sports fraternity to be more magnanimous. Be a good-hearted person and give Salman his due respect. We actors are also hard workers and give our best,”

Salman’s favorite Soorja stated, “I think that’s a good decision because he is a much-known face. He is doing a film on wrestling Sultan, so maybe because of that (he was selected).”

The reply of the veteran filmmaker Karan Johar at the wrap-up party of his production Baar Baar Dekho, was as, “I love Salman Khan. Whatever he does, he is the best for it.”

Young emerging star Sidharth Malhotra stated, “I don’t know much about the controversy. As far as the Olympics are concerned, people who made the decision might have made the right decision. He is a man who is known for his fitness. The authorities who selected him, I am sure they thought of something.”

Katrina Kaif, another love of Salman stated, “A controversy with Salman, is it a new thing?”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.