When Salman Khan controlled crowds
Salman Khan caused crowd frenzy when he was in Dubai a couple of days ago to launch Being Human stores. Seeing the stampede-like situation, Salman climbed onto the stage and attempted to control the crowds himself.entertainment Updated: Jun 21, 2012 00:40 IST
He is known to cause crowd frenzies unlike anything seen before. But even Salman Khan can’t control a few things — berserk fans, for instance. And the superstar witnessed just that a couple of days ago in Dubai.
There to launch Being Human (his charity organisation) stores, Salman was supposed to visit a few local malls. “Hundreds of people turned up and they were out of control. In that melee, several women and kids standing next to the barricades fell down and were almost trampled upon,” says an onlooker.
Apparently, the actor was worried because women were being pushed and kids were crying due to the unruly crowd. Seeing the stampede-like situation, Salman climbed onto the stage and attempted to control the crowds himself.
“Bhai told them that women and kids were being pushed around. And his efforts paid off because the crowds calmed down a bit later. But still, because of the fan frenzy, the event had to be wrapped up a little ahead of its schedule,” adds the onlooker.
When contacted, Salman’s bodyguard Shera, who was with the star in Dubai, confirms the incident. “The crowds were huge. I personally saved one lady who was being pushed around badly and was about to fall,” says Shera. “Bhai was worried about the women and kids. So he did whatever he could to safeguard them from the large number of fans.”
First Published: Jun 20, 2012 18:05 IST