Salman ruffles many feathers at IIFA
Bollywood's brat Salman Khan who's in centrestage of controversies at the eleventh edition of IIFA awards, has upset not only Tamil Film Producers' Council but also his colleagues in the film industry. Special: IIFAentertainment Updated: Jun 04, 2010 16:45 IST
First he slammed 'brand ambassador' Amitabh Bachchan for his absence from IIFA. He said, "Everyone belonging to the film industry should have attended IIFA. They could have come together to extend their help to Sri Lankans."
While others like his brother Sohail Khan and actor Neil Nitin Mukesh said politically correct things, Salman decided to call a spade a spade.
The Vice President of Tamil Film Producers' Council, Anbalaya Prabhakaran is also not happy with Salman Khan's presence in IIFA fest despite their warning. He asserts that Salman Khan should be banned. He was quoted as saying by Headlines Today, "It's a graveyard, and he wants to go there and dance".
It may be recalled that three days before the International Indian Film Academy Awards was slated to kick off in Colombo, a statement was issued by the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce which said that the Southern stars and filmmakers would boycott all the Bollywood stars who'd attend the event.
“We are not opposing the awards ceremony but are against the event being organised in Sri Lanka, in an apparent reference to the alleged killing of civilian Tamils at the height of the conflict between Sri Lankan army and LTTE last year,” said the statement.
Salman Khan who's known for his devil-may-care attitude has clearly upset many people in the process including Vivek Oberoi who was keen on a patch-up with the star.
First Published: Jun 04, 2010 16:29 IST