Aishwarya defends Salman Khan: Good work should be recognised

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 27, 2016 10:04 IST
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has backed Salman Khan’s appointment as India’s goodwill ambassador to Rio Olympics. (Agencies)

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan might not have expected who would come to his support in the latest controversy on his appointment as the goodwill ambassador of India’s contingent to the upcoming Rio Olympics. His ex-girlfriend and actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has backed Khan saying that he should be ‘recognised’.

Salman’s selection had stirred up a controversy as many feel that it should have gone to a sports icon even as some sports personalities, actors and politicians support Indian Olympics Association’s decision to appoint the popular movie star. Earlier, his ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif had also supported Salman while saying it is nothing new for the actor to be embroiled in controversies.

Indian boxer Mary Kom, right, looks away shyly as Bollywood actor Salman Khan speaks about her at an event to announce Khan as the goodwill ambassador for Rio Olympics 2016 in New Delhi on Saturday. (AP)

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When asked about her views on the controversy, Aishwarya said, “I have to say that anyone, who is doing good to represent the country or working or speaking or standing for the betterment of art, music or sports, is wonderful and the person needs to be recognised.”

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