Actor Salman Khan has come out in support of Saif Ali Khan. Salman, who is back in Mumbai after wrapping up the shoot for his upcoming film, Ek Tha Tiger, in Cuba, told reporters that the media should have taken Saif’s version before airing the news on television.
Saif, 41, who was involved in a scuffle with South Africa-based Indian businessman Iqbal Sharma on Wednesday night, has been in news ever since Sharma filed a police complaint against him. Defending Saif, Salman, 46, said: “The press didn’t even bother to ask Saif if he was whacked or not. If you’ve gone to a restaurant, you’re not there to manao matam (mourn). You are there to have dinner and drinks. Iqbal might be right, but my point is that media should find out the entire thing, and then air it on TV,” said Salman, who has been involved in a hit and run case and scuffles in the past. “Actors are always blamed,” he added.
Meanwhile Salman’s sister-in -law, Malaika Arora Khan, who was with Saif and other friends when the incident happened, said, “We were a lot of women there (sister Amrita Arora was also present), so we were worried. I’m just glad that everyone finally reached home safely.” Happy that Saif got a chance to give his side of the story, Malaika added: “We want people to know that it wasn’t a one-sided brawl.” On being asked whether the incident was a publicity stunt, she said, “It’s ridiculous to think this could be a publicity stunt.”