Even as sportspersons or others have shown theri reservations against Salman Khan’s choice as goodwill ambassador of the Rio Olympics 2016, Salman Khan took to Twitter to post a picture of himself along with Mary Kom. He also wrote: “Mary Kom . Boxer, MP, winner.”

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Earlier Abhinav Bindra said “Dear @BeingSalmanKhan, am sure you will use your tremendous goodwill to help Indian Olympic Sport and Olympic athletes. In their pursuit towards excellence. Congratulations on being appointed ambassador of the Indian Olympic Team. An absolute honour which comes with great responsibility.”

Bollywood star Salman Khan’s appointment as goodwill ambassador of India’s contingent for the upcoming Rio Olympics drew mixed responses today even as noted scriptwriter Salim Khan defended his son. As a debate raged over the appointment, BJP MP and yesteryear actress Hema Malini supported the decision of the Indian Olympic Association(IOA), saying Salman’s popularity is being utilised for a good cause. However, another BJP leader and Haryana Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij disapproved of the decision. Vij said “filmy hero” will not bring medals for the country.

Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar saw nothing wrong in Salman’s appointment as Indian contingent’s brand ambassador for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “Why not?”, he asked in response to a query on the matter.

Union Minister of State for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal said sentiments of sportspersons who are opposed to Salman’s appointment has been conveyed to the IOA. “People love him so much. So if he is the brand ambassador, what is the problem,” Hema told reporters when asked to comment on Salman’s appointment.

Asked about his alleged involvement in the hit-and-run case in Mumbai, she said that episode was a “section of his life…his popularity has to be utilised for a good cause.” Salim took to Twitter to support his son, who plays a wrestler in his upcoming film “Sultan”, while also taking potshots at Milkha Singh. “Salman Khan may not have competed but is an A level swimmer cyclist and weight lifter.. Sportsmen are performing because of sports lovers like us,”.

Salman’s appointment has been criticised by some top sportspersons, including wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh who have questioned IOA’s decision to go with the superstar over a sportsperson.

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

Reacting to this Salim said, “Milkhaji it is not Bollywood, it is the Indian Film Industry and that too the largest in the world.

“The same industry which resurrected you from fading away in oblivion.”

Vij said wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt should have been made the brand ambassador. In a tweet, Vij said “Yogeshwar Dutt forget Salman Khan. You are a real hero, Salman is a filmy hero. Real heroes, not filmy hero will bring medals for the country.” Recently Yogeshwar Dutt, an Olympic medalist, had said in social media that the appointment of Salman was not a good decision. Vij was of the view that IOA should have appointed some renowned Indian sportsman.

Via News Agencies

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    • OLYMPIC SE 3 MONTH PEHLE GOODWILL AMBASSADOR BNANE SE MEDAL NAHI MILTE CHINA KO DEKHO MEDAL JITNE KE LIYE PROPER PLANNING KARNI PADTI HAI POLITICS KARNE SE MEDAL NAHI AATA AUR SALIM KHAN NE JO BAAT MILKHA SINGH KE LIYE KHA USSE SPORTSPERSON DEMOTIVATE HONGE .SO GOPAL AGAT TUM THODA SA BHI SPORTS KO SAMAJHTE HO TO YE BAAT MAT BOLO KYONKI OLYMPIC KO FOLLOW KARNE SE MEDAL NAHI MILEGA AUR EK BAAT AGAR SPORTPERSON NE ACHHA PERFORM NAHI KIYA TO PHIR KAUN SALMAN KE LIYE OLYMPIC DEKHEGA KYONKI WAHAN KOI STAGE SHOW NAHI HO RHA.

      • @mukesh kumar that’s the big problem with fans they comments without knowing anything, stupid he was not appointed for gold medal he appointed to generate fund for Olympic and to spread awareness about it which is fading from last few years….Salman has huge fan following in all over the world and peoples follow him and listen him what he say….But stupid’s like you will never understand who still call Salman criminal even after he was acquitted from High Court…actually people like you are criminal who talk against the law…
        mukesh I am 100% sure that if Srk appointed as an ambassador then you will have no problem that shows the double standard of fans..

      • @mukesh do u knw wht r u saying about salim khan and salman khan…??salim khan ne to bohot atche se response dia he mikha singh ko….mikhaji bola he socho kitna samman dia he….aur tum ak baar dimag ko ghumayo aur soso mikha singh famous hone ki wajah….sirf b’wood hi he na?….bhag mikha bhag movie ne mikha singh ko famous kia tha…..

        • TAB TO TUM SALMAN KE ITNE FAN HO TUMHARE UPER BHI FILM BAN JAYEGI AUR TUM FAMOUS HO JAYOGE BEWKOOF KAHINKE MILKHA SINGH JEE NA KMAL KIYA THA TABHI INHONE FILM BNAYI O BHI PAISE KMANE KE LIYE .

  1. Sab jal rahe he….hahaha….agar salman ko ambassador nahi banaya hota aur tendulkar ko bana dia hota to kya hota??tendulkar kya india ke liye medel le ati??some great persons like mikha singh,yogesswar dutt etc. are talking some some nonsense word…..iska matlab he ki un logo ko ambassador banana cahiye…..

  2. Azzzz TUM SARE SALMAN FAN BADE HI BEWKOOF HO JO YOGESHWER DUTT JISKE WAJAH SE NATIONAL ANTHEM BGA BHARAT KA OLYMPIC MAIN USSE NONSENSE KEH RAHE HO.TUMHE OLYMPIC KE BARE MAIN KUCHH PTTA BHI HAI 3 BAAR BHARAT BINA PADAK KE WAPAS LOTA AUR PHIR LEANDER PAES NE INDIA KE LIYE BRONZE JEETA USSKE BAAD HER OLYMPIC MAIN BHARAT PADAK JITTA HAI .AUR JHAN TAK TUMNE TENDULKAR KA NAAM LIYA HAI TENDULKAR KO PURI DUNIYA JANTI HAI AUR EK SPORTSPERSON HI DUSRE SPORTSPERSON KO MOTIVATE KAR SAKTA HAI ISLIE TENDULKAR KO BNANE SE MEDAL ZAROOR MILTA.KYONKI SPORTS KOI BHI HO USSKE LIYE JO MENTAL TOUGHNESS CHAHIE WO SPORTSPERSON SE BEHTER KOI NAHI SMAJH SAKTA.REAL AUR REEL LIFE MAIN DIFFRENCE HOTA HAI AUR HAAN TENDULKAR KE PER KE JUTI KE BRABER BHI BOLLYWOOD KA KOI STAR NAHI HAI SO DONT COMPARE STAR WITH CRICKETER OR ANY SPORTSPERSON.

    • @mukesh kumar nobody is saying nonsense to Yogeshwer Dutt, we all appreciate for what he did, but here we are not talking about that, tell me honestly how many Indians knows Yogershwer D not more than 10-20% but each and every Indians knows who is Salman Khan and that’s the point. The reason to appoint Salman is to spread awareness about Olympics and not bring medals…

  3. Salman wo he jo age jakar agar jaddi nahi sali to dhakka vi de sakta he…..uska body physique hi kafi he sabko majboot banane ke liye…..

  4. Mukesh….tum srk ki fan ka soch rahe ho ki tum logo se samajdar koi v neki he,hahaha….apne aap ko bebukuf ki address de rahe ho….mene yogesswar dutt ko nonsense nehi bola…me to bohot respect karta hu usko…mene to uske words ko nonsense bola….aur tendulkar ki bat jo boli na,tendulkar kya motivate karega…kuch nehi kar payega olymics me….wo cricket ka guru he….samjo kuch akal he to….olympic me medel hasil karna he to sirf apne aap ko majboot banana hoga….aur salman khan ki body physique bohot kam ayega…..sabko majboot banane ke liye…..

  5. AZZ Z TUMNE SABIT KAR DIYA KI TUM BEWKOOF HO YOGESHWER DUTT KE WORD KO NONSENSE KEHNA KYA YOGESHWER DUTT KO NONSENSE KEHNA NAHI HAI KYA YOGESHWAR DUTT AUR USSKE WORDS EK DUSRE SE ALAG HAIN KYA UNEDUCATED SALMAN FAN AUR JO SALMAN KI BODY KI BAAT KER RHA HAI NA TU DIKHANEWALI BODY AUR KAAM AANEWALI BODY MAIN BAHUT DIFFRENCE HOTA HAI AZHAR SE SANGEETA KE LIYE PIT CHUKA HAI TERA SALMAN ISLIE CRICKETER SE TULNA MAT KER SACHIN KAEK GHUSSA NAHI SAMHAL PAYEGA SALMAN SAMJHAE FOOLISH SALMAN FAN.TUM TO AISE BAAT KER RAHE HO JAISE KI BACHHE HO.

    • Azahar ka hall kesa he bhai mukesh uncle…..tum log jada khayal rakhte ho azahar ka sayed…..cricket se gayab……

      • MAIN AZHAR KI TARIFF NAHI KER RHA THA TUMHE SAMJHA RHA THA KI EK SPORTSPERSON KI PHISIQUE AUR HERO KI PHISIQUE MAIN KYA DIFFRENCE HOTA HAI AUR HAAN AZHAR SALMAN KI TRAH KABHI JAIL NAHI GYA.

        • Are mukesh uncle tum kya jail ke bare me bata rahe ho…..salman koi galat kam nehi kia jiski wajah se sarminda hona pare….galat kam to azahar ne kia tha pure india ke sath…..

  6. Are bhai….mukesh….tum kya tendulkar tendulkar laga rakhe ho….tendulkar kya olympic me jakar Mary kom ko boxing sikhayega….hahaha…lallu fan of srk…..koi kuch nehi kar sakta he….SALMAN ko ambassador banaya he taki olympic ko famous kar sake india me…..loll…samjo kuch…..salman is d most famous person in india…..

  7. AZZZ TENDULKAR IS THE MOST POPULAR PERSON IN THE WORLD AUSTRALIA KE KISI HERO KO HUM NAHI JANTE PER AUSTRALIA KE CRICKETER KO JANTE HAI ISLIE TUM JAISA FOOLISH HI KOI HOGA JO KHEGA KI SACHIN SE POPULAR KOI CELEBRITIES INDIA MAIN HAI.

  8. Are mukesh uncle…tendulkar se v jada pupular he salman…..aur tum kya astralian hero ka naam batayega…..1st astralian movie dekha karo…phir jan jayoge hero ka naam……

    • SAM 360 TUJHE BTANE KI ZAROORAT NAHI HAI O TO MEDAL LA CHUKA HAI PER KOI HERO OSCAR NAHI LA PAYA ISSIKO KEHTE HAIN AAPNA KAAM AATA NAHI DUSRE KO CHALE GYAN DENE.

      • Tum to oscar ko vi nahi soda mukesh…..awards ke bare me srk jada sochte he,salman nehi…aur srk ko oscar mila kya….wohi sikhane ki baat jo boli,tum jalan ho rahe ho kya salman se….baar baar aak hi topic ko dohra rahe ho.

  9. I agree Bollywood arena team that my comment is a little bit abusive then plz tell me why you allow Srk fans comments when they call Salman criminal is that not abusive??

    • SALMAN FAN SARI DUNIYA JANTI HAI KI SALMAN PER MURDER CASE CHAL RHE HAIN MAN AUR ANIMAL 2 KE AUR ABHI CASE KA DECISION NAHI HUA ISLIE AAP USSE INNOCENT NAHI KEH SAKTE.AUR PLZ BOLLYRENA ISS COMMENT KO DELETE MAT KARNA KYONKI YE ABUSIVE COMMENT NAHI HAI YE TRUTH HAI JO HAAR AADMI KO JANNA CHAHIE.

      • @mukesh tum vi na…ak se dusre,dusre se aur ak topic change kar rahe ho….modi se lekar oscar,oscar se lekar murder….mujhe to sak he,kahi tu to inn case me samil nehi ho na…..

  10. Bollywood Arena team you find abusive when I call mad dog to those whom no one knows (I know it’s wrong what I comment) but it’s ok with you when srk fans calls Salman criminal who is such a big celebrity and well known person in all over world..

      • Thanks Bollywood Arena Team for taking such steps, and again I am sorry for my abusive comment, but please follow this same rule in future, and plz make sure that no one use abusive words for Salman like criminal, non-actor etc, and I promise that I won’t use abusive words against any actor or his fans…

  11. @mukesh uncle Mary Kom ko hi dekh lo na kitna khush he Salman ke saath….yesa lagta he ki salman ne under ki Mary kom ko jaga dia….kuch sikho…loll…salman dil me ata he samaj me nehi….aur tum srk ki fan to kabhi nehi samaj paogi…..

    • AZZZ MUJHE PTTA HAI MARY KOM KYON KHOOS HAIN AUR KUCHH SPORTSPERSON BHI KYON SUPPORT KAR RHE HAIN KYONKI MODI KA HAATH HAI AUR MARY KOM KO TO GOVT NE RAJYASABHA MAIN BHEJA PHIR O KAISE VIRODH MAIN BOL SAKTI HAIN.

      • Tum to bohot atche se natok kar rahe ho….yese bol rahe ho ki modi akar khud tumhe bol gaya ki mera bohot bada hath he Rio olympic me…..stop talking nonsense words……

        • BHAI AZZZ TUJHE KYA HO GYA HAI BHAI PURI INDIA MAIN SACHIN AUR SALMAN MAIN VOTING KRAOGE TO 10% VOTE BHI SALMAN KO NAHI MILEGA SAMJHE.SACHIN DESH KE LIYE KHELA AUR SALMAN AAPNE LIYE PAISA KMAYA

  12. @mukesh tum kya anab sanab bak rahe ho…..tum to yese bol rahe ho ki tumhe bohot jankari he sab ke bare me….salman is the more popular than sachin in india…..nd voting ke bare me socho vi mat,tumhare kam dhanda nehi he matlab….dusro ka vi nehi hoga kya,jo ki vote dene sala ayega…..stop unnacessary topic….kuch naya try karo.

  13. @mukesh,tumhare paas kam dhanda nehi he matlab kisike paas vi kam dhanda nehi hoga kya…jo ki tu kehne se sab salman aur sachin ko vote dene lag jayegi…..aur % ki baat bolna vi mat….tum he kuch ne malum…….pure india me kitne log rehte he andaja vi he tumhe…..stop talking unusefull topic.

    • AZZZ TUMHE KUCHH PTTA NAHI HAI AUR YE TUM BHI SAMAJH RAHE HO KI SACHIN KE SAMNE KOI BOLLYWOOD ACTOR NAHI TIK SAKTA YAHI KARAN HAI KI SACHIN KO 40 KI AGE MAIN HI BHARAT RATNA MILL GYA PER TUMHARE JAISE KUCHH BEKAR LOG HAIN JO AAPNI BAAT SAHI KARNE KE LIYE SACHIN SE COMPARE KAR RHE HAIN.

  14. AZZZ TUMHARE PASS BAHUT KAAM HAI TO PHIR MERI BAAT PER COMMENT KYON KAR RHA AUR SACHIN KE SAAMNE KOI BOLLYWOOD ACTOR NAHI HAI SAMJHE.

  15. Are mukesh tum cricket se b’wood ko kyun compare kar rahe ho…..tum ne to sab ko aak topic me jor dia….leave it loll.

  16. AZZZ TUMNE COMPARE KI START KI AB JAB KOI JWAB NAHI SUJH RHA HAI TO APNI BAAT SE PLAT RAHE HO .KYONKI TUM JANTE HO KI SACHIN BHAGWAN HAI AUR SALMAN PER MURDER CASE CHAL RHA HAI ISLIE BEHTER HAI TUMLOG SACHIN SE COMPARE MAT KARO

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