On Thursday, Salman Khan said that it was not right to hurt people’s sentiments and nor was it accurate to come on conclusions without seeing the film, as the 51-year-old actor talked about the ongoing Padmavati issue at the 15th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic drama film has been banned in several states and the Rajput Karni Sena and other fringe outfits also threatened the lead actor Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
“If the Supreme Court gives its verdict, or the Censor Board gives its certificate, everybody should respect it,” Khan said. While answering the question of the editor of the news portal The Print, Shekhar Gupta, the actor jokingly said that he also had an objection against the director as “I gave Bhansali two hit films and he took Shahrukh Khan in his next.” The Khan-Bhansali duo has worked in several films like Khamoshi, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and Saawariya. The 51-year-old answered the questions on the ongoing controversy of Padmavati quite cleverly and diplomatically.
Salman also added that he had never heard about the incidents of casting couch in the Hindi Film industry. “Nobody has ever come forward and confessed about it. Nobody has said it in as many words… If some lady and man will come to me with casting couch complaints then I will take them to the cleaners,” Khan said. When he was asked that how he copes with failures in life, Salman replied that “Now I am used to it. The most unlucky you are in love, the luckiest you are.