Salman Khan’s father, acclaimed screenwriter Salim Khan, has often clarified false news reports and given justifications on the superstar’s behalf – be it addressing fans on social media regarding Salman’s tweets or coming to his aid during controversies.
Recently, HT Café got in touch with Khan for confirmation about a report that suggested that Salman and the rest of the family are moving out of their well-known home, Bandra’s Galaxy Apartments. Reports claimed that the family was shifting to another building called Little Star, also in Bandra. The news also said that Salman’s rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur would be living with them.
When contacted for a comment, an exasperated Khan says, “This news is so foolish. It has come to the point that when journalists can’t find news, they create it. This is absolutely untrue. The person who has generated this story knows nothing about journalism or our family. We are going to continue living in Galaxy apartments. Salman won’t be moving out either.”
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The veteran goes on to question the ethics of journalism today. “What has happened to the media?” he asks, adding, “There was a time when people had faith in journalism. Reports were published after a journalist asked and got confirmation from the concerned person. Nowadays, it’s all about printing the news [for the sake of it]. That’s because the rest of the money comes in from ads, right?”