Since the India’s ambassador for Rio Olympics was announced, the news are trending with the mixed opinion. Some say the person chosen as ambassador is perfect and some says it is good since he is non-athlete.
Even as opinion among sportspersons about Salman Khan’s appropriateness as India’s ambassador for the Rio Olympics remains divided, celebrities from the film industry — like actress-politician Kirron Kher and filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya — have defended the Indian Olympic Association’s decision.
“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,” Kirron said at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards event.
Barjatya, who has delivered numerous hits like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo with Salman, was also present at the event. He said: “It’s a matter of great happiness because there is no one more just and appreciative like him. He has always been a sports lover, he plays good cricket, football and is a good cyclist. I know him closely so, I’m very happy for him.”
When filmmaker Karan Johar was asked about the controversy at the wrap-up party of his production Baar Baar Dekho, he said: “I love Salman Khan. Whatever he does, he is the best for it.”
Sidharth Malhotra said: “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.”
While Milkha Singh said that he has nothing personal against Salman, he would have preferred if a fellow sportsman was picked instead.
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