TOI reports claim that Rafeeq, who is a bouncer claimed that Salman was very impressed with his beefy muscles and wanted him to fight with his favourite bodyguard Shera. "Salman bhai saw me standing with the other bouncers, walked up to me and said, 'Biceps acha hain tera, arm wrestling karta kya?' And before I could react, he called his favorite bodyguard Shera and asked him to arm wrestle me," Rafeeq said.
Rafeeq, who has massive 19-inch biceps, claims that he himself is Salman's fan. He said that Salman inspired him by saying, “Agar tu mera fan hain, toh Shera ko hara ke dikha. Prove to him ki tere muscles mein hawa nahi bhari hui hain." Rafeeq claimed that he had to defeat and beat up Shera because of Sallu.
But that wasn't the end of it since he claims that he had also beaten up Salman Khan. “He took his bracelet off, and I took out mine (Rafeeq wears a bracelet that looks identical to the one Salman sports). Soon, I was able to defeat bhai. He was in a very happy mood; he hugged me tight and said I am a strong man. But if you ask me, I think bhai let me win on purpose just to make me happy," Rafeeq said.