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HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

Media ban on Salman Khan: Aamir Khan offers to turn mediator

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, July 22, 2014
First Published: 14:14 IST(22/7/2014) | Last Updated: 14:19 IST(22/7/2014)

On Sunday, July 20, Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira organised a celebrity charity match in the city, which saw participation by several big film stars and television actors. While Salman Khan, too, made an appearance at the event, it was surprising to see that none of the photographers present at the venue — except an in-house lensman from his upcoming movie’s team — clicked photos of the actor, thus, standing by their decision to boycott the actor.

Aamir, upon gauging the situation, decided to have a chat with the mediapersons. He walked up to the photographers to get a lowdown on the incident.

“It was a sweet gesture on Aamir’s part to intervene and try to settle the problem,” says a source present at the venue. After listening to their part of the story, Aamir asked them if they would like him to talk to Salman and sort out the issue. However, the photographers politely declined the offer.

“They told him that the issue was being addressed by their association and that it would decide the next step. Until then, the lensmen have decided to abide by their decision to not photograph Salman at any public event,” informs the insider.

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