Bhaag Bhaijaan Bhaag. (Illustration: Avinash/The Quint)
Bhaag Bhaijaan Bhaag: Milkha Hawkish on Salman’s Olympics Role
Milkha Singh doesn’t approve of Salman Khan as India’s Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Olympics 2016.
While Salman Khan takes on a sporty avatar, veteran sportsperson Milkha Singh gets upset about it. The Quint has a quirky take.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s appointment as the Indian Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador kicked up a storm with sprint legend Milkha Singh questioning the move.
Milkha, who won gold in 1958 and 1962 Asian Games, said the fact that no Indian sportsperson had been picked as ambassador saddened him.
“I want to make it clear that I am not against Salman Khan, but the decision of the IOA is wrong and the government should intervene in the matter. This is for the first time I am seeing a Bollywood hero being made goodwill ambassador for Olympics. I want to ask has Bollywood ever made any sportsperson an ambassador for any of their mega event?” he said.
“I want that the decision to name Salman Khan as ambassador should be revised,” he added.
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