Salman Khan, who is back here after the shooting of "Ek Tha Tiger" in Cuba, Friday came out in support of his fellow actor Saif Ali Khan, saying that media should have waited for his version and dug out the facts before running what was carried on television.
"Even the press yesterday was all for the other guy. They didn't even bother to ask what happened to Saif. Did Saif got wacked first or not? We should have waited for Saif to come out and say what he had to say," Salman told reporters after he was aksed to comment on the incident.
"We are actors and we have been in the industry for the longest time. Saif has been in the industry for 18 years. We knew the guy," added the actor.
Salman is the face of the History channel and was attending the unveiling of TV 18's Big initiative.
Saif was involved in a scuffle early Wednesday at Wasabi, the Japanese restaurant at Taj Mahal Palace with South Africa-based Indian businessman Iqbal Sharma. The latter alleged that Saif abused and assaulted him and his father-in-law and filed a complained at the Colaba police station, the actor said he was provoked to do so.
Following Sharma's complain the 41-year-old actor was arrested Wednesday evening with two others -- Shakeel Ladak and Bilal Amrohi.
Police detained the trio at the Marine Drive police station and later brought them to the Colaba police station. The interrogation of the trio lasted an hour. Later, the actor and his two friends were freed on personal bonds of Rs.3,000 each.
According to Sharma, Saif called him an "idiot" for complaining about the actor's loud conduct at the restaurant. He said he and his family had requested the restaurant manager to ask Saif and his friends, which included Kareena Kapoor, Amrita Arora and Malaika Arora Khan, to keep their voices down.
Salman said: "If you have gone into a restaurant, you are not there to manao matam (mourn). You are there to have dinner and drinks. My family was there, everybody was there. I am sure he (Sharma) might be right, but my point is that find out the entire thing and then come on TV."
When CNN-IBN editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai asked Salman if recently he created any historical moment by bashing up someone in a restaurant, Salman replied: "Other people are making history it seems."
The actor, who himself has been involved in hit and run case, and scuffles, says the blame always comes on actors.
Salman said: "Always the actors have been blamed, why so? It has always been us," he said.
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Yes because they are also human beings and the cheap dirty Indian media wont let them stay at peace so this is bound to happen...Leave them alone...And also one fan group's will point finger at the other actor when they don't like that particular actor and vice- versa..please don't jump to conclusion with out seeing it your self(which sometime may very well be wrong also) and don't believe what media says about the actors they will show only the masala just to get the trp's or make money using that news...and when its your fav star who is in this kind of news the fans completely deny as if they were present during that situation...
Edited on:26 February 2012 at 7:23am
i agree with salman
its very usual that media completely goes against the one who is being accused or something without knowing or considering everything
Is it this article, or is Salman Khan's sense of tenses so off?!
Yes the media jumps at news - but someone must make news for them to jump at! The Khans seem to be making it their personal business to get back the limelight by hook or by crook. Personally, this incident is too perfectly timed before Saif's Agent Vinod to ignore all the publicity he's getting in a flash... Innocence is not really a virtue of the glam-shams!
Edited on:25 February 2012 at 11:45am
Salman supporting Saif? Is that supposed to come as a surprise? Salman is very well experienced in clashes with members of the public, particularly when it comes to physical fights so naturally he'll support Saif lol
The media can be biased but let's not blame the media every single time you get portrayed in a negative light.
he does hav a point...media jus jumps at the 1st piece of news tht reaches thm without considering 2 c the other side of the coin...
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