If someone has not seen Kashmir, he or she has seen nothing at all, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan said.
Speaking to media persons in this north Kashmir tourist resort
after completing his shooting schedule for Bajrangi
Bhaijaan, Salman said Switzerland has nothing better to offer
by way of outdoor locales in comparison to Kashmir.
"If you haven't seen Kashmir, you have seen nothing."
"This is my second trip to Kashmir this year. I have spent 40
days here. We will now be leaving the Valley after the successful
shoot of our movie. We shot in Pahalgam and Sonamarg."
The Bollywood star said the people of Kashmir were "extremely
gentle, beautiful, simple and well-mannered".
"I request others to come here. I had intended to come and shoot
for 'Dabangg', but that did not happen," Salman said.
The star said he wanted cinema theatres to re-open in the
"Everyone watches movies here. Cinema theatres should be
re-opened here. We would love to premiere a film here if theatres
are re-opened," he said.
Salman thanked everybody who had wished him well during the
trial in the hit and run case, in which he has got relief from the
high court that suspended the trial court's sentence.
Salman dodged a question on the Kashmir issue, saying "Ask that
to your chief minister and the prime minister. I have come here to
see tourism flourish in Kashmir."
Asked if he was prepared to act as brand ambassador for Kashmir,
he said, "I would rather act as brand ambassador for the entire
Salman also disclosed that his family has a Kashmir
"My maternal grandfather Baldev Singh Charak was from Jammu," he
He said that in real life, he wants to acquire a few of the good
points his reel characters depict.
"Every film I do, I try to follow those characters in my
personal life," he said.
Salman said that like most of his movies, Bajrangi
Bhaijaan was also going to seen an Eid release.
Director Kabir Khan, who sat alongside Salman Khan during the
media interaction, said a teaser of Bajrangi Bhaijaan
would soon be unveiled.
"It is a larger than life portrayal of the political backdrop of
"There is no negative portrayal of Kashmir in the film. It deals with the negative politics all of us are victims of," Kabir said.