Salman Khan was named the goodwill ambassador for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro recently, but this decision faced many negative reactions. Now, Salman Khan has finally decided to break his silence on this matter! Read what the actor said.
In an interview to HT, Salman Khan argued, "The media should have done the same when Sachin and Rahman were roped in. Why didn't that happen? Why didn't the media give them the same coverage that they gave me? In their case too, while one isn't a sportsperson, the other has only played one sport. Does Rahman need a state level certificate or a national-level medal to be called a sportsperson.''
The superstar further added, ''In fact, all the kids who have tried out certain sports and haven't won a medal, aren't sportspersons? All the kids who follow a sportsperson aren't sportspersons? So why just pick me?''
When asked about his criminal cases, he said, "So you have issues with one person who has court cases becoming the Olympics goodwill ambassador. But there are so many politicians who have court cases against them? Desh zyaada important hai ya olympics? Mere liye toh deksh is most important.''
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''So I am ready to leave my post as the ambassador if the politicians also leave. There are so many people who have scams, corruption and rapes but they are still there?'' he added.