The media in the country made a lot of furore when Salman Khan visited Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and participated in the kite flying festival of Gujarat with him on last Makar Sankranthi Day. A lot of people speculated that it was Modi's idea to bring in Salman Khan to say something good about him and thus tap Salman's fan base for him in the upcoming election. But Salman clarifies that the truth is far away from it.
It is Salman who voluntarily went to Gujarat, to promote his upcoming action flick Jai Ho. There were a lot of reasons for the visit and Dabangg Khan explains each one of it in detail in a recent interview with NDTV senior editor Burkha Dutt. He clarified that he went to Gujarat only to promote his film Jai Ho. He says, " we went there to promote Jai Ho. Gujarat is a big market and we need to tap that market.It was a part of our promotion strategies."
He also said that the film's heroine, Daisy Shah, whom he introduced to Bollywood through this film, is a Gujarathi, too. He opined that Jai Ho is a common man's film and the ticket prices have to be at an affordable cost. He further clarified, "We wanted to make our film Jai Ho tax free because the rates in the theatres are really high. Jai Ho is a film that deserves to be tax free and it is in the hands of Modi, the chief minister. That's why I went there".
As the story of Jai Ho is about the common man's uprising against corruption and injustice, he feels that everybody should be able to watch the movie in an affordable rate, which is a glorious step no Bollywood superstar took before in the history.
Salman, apparently, is the first superstar who tried to get his film reach to public in an affordable rate.