Salman Khan isn’t known to be someone who believes in political correctness. While he may be making mass appeal movies, his actions are always certain, and almost always controversial. He made a groundbreaking film that promotes peace between India and Pakistan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and now he’s overtly said that he’s an advocate for this peace.
In a recent interview, Salman was very open about his opinions on war, conflict and what it really takes to achieve peace
“I think those who order it (war) should be put at the front, and be given guns and told to fight. It will be over in a day. Their legs will start trembling, their hands will start shaking and they will be back to the discussion table,” he said.
Salman clearly believes that dialogue is the only solution to solving political conflict
Everyone who mongers war needs to be ready to fight themselves, and put their lives at risk, too. If not that, then they should quietly sit down at a table and sort matters with diplomacy. The brothers’ father, veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan, also supported his sons, saying that these are the words of all historians who have seen their share of bloodbaths and wars. War is never the solution.
Clearly, this didn’t go down very well with anti-Pakistan, far-right, regional political party in India the Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena, led by Bal Thackeray’s son, Uddhav Thackeray, was of the opinion that Salman was crossing his boundaries while making statements and that he needs to learn to not cross his boundaries. Whether it was the ban on Pakistani artists working in India or the deportation of Pakistanis from India, after the alleged Uri attacks, Shiv Sena has always been at the forefront of anti-Pakistan sentiment.
Some nationalists were riled up with Salman’s message of peace
Or not, depending on how you expect people to really be always triggered or looking for peace.
Salman Khan is a joke! Indians want a war, let's have a full scale nuclear war, I don't care if India is hit. Let's nuke Kabha as well!
— Outlook ?????? (@brownmancomment) June 16, 2017
Why Media is giving undue importance to the statements of superstar Salman Khan in connection with war with Pakistan and other issues?
— Subhash Mahadik (@MahaSubhash) June 16, 2017
#SalmanKhan You have no right to comment on war.Do your acting stupid.
— Sachin Garje (@SachinGarje8) June 15, 2017
While the majority showed how much they agreed with him
Salman Khan has rightly pointed. Those who wanted war should be at the front # & not at their comfort zone.
— Medongulie Zatsu (@MedongulieZatsu) June 15, 2017
First time I Support to Salman Khan. I Support any person who talk about peace not war.
— #GodIsOne (@mrhindian) June 15, 2017
i agree with Salman Khan. whats wrong with u war mongers. like u gonna fight on border. Soldiers also have families.
— शैलज़ा?? (@IthinkAlotttt) June 15, 2017
Amidst all the controversy, this guy pointed out the facts
@zafarsareshwala Salman Khan speaks about his movie n war in it but media sells it as 'Salman Khan speaks on Indo-Pak situation'
— Deepak Shida (@DeepakSida2727) June 15, 2017