Father Defends Salman, Says He’s a Cyclist, Weightlifter & Swimmer

Father Salim Khan defended Salman Khan’s Rio appointment and took potshots at legendary sprinter Milkha Singh.

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File photo of Salim Khan. (Photo: IANS)

Scriptwriter Salim Khan on Monday defended his actor-son Salman Khan’s appointment as goodwill ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent.

Salim took to Twitter to support his son, who plays a wrestler in his upcoming film “Sultan”.

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and Milkha Singh raised eyebrows over the India Olympic Association’s (IOA) decision to go with the 50-year-old Bollywood superstar over a sportsperson.

Proud father Salim decided to take potshots at the legendary sprinter.

Milkha, whose life was turned into a blockbuster film “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, earlier said that sports personalities like PT Usha should have been considered by IOA instead of importing “a person from Bollywood.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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