Visiting Bollywood star Salman Khan yesterday said President Mahinda Rajapaksa was an amazing man but his visit was not political. Speaking to the Daily Mirror the Indian actor however said he was not aware about the attack on Sri Lankan movie stars and artistes and added that he was ‘coming from Mumbai’.
“I’m quite unaware of the attack on the artistes because I come from Mumbai and I have not been following what is happening here,” he said in response to the attack on Sri Lankan stars in Kurunegala yesterday.
“I came here for the IIFA five years ago and I became very close with Namal and his family. Later I came here to do a movie ‘Red’. Since it is Christmas and New Year I took a day off to come and visit your flood affected areas and see the victims. Through my charity I want to help people and spread awareness among them. Also through this camp we will be doing cataract operations and will be giving more medical assistance to the people”.
“This is what we do and it is nothing political. The President is an amazing man and he is one of the most humble people that I have met. Four years ago when I came here, it took me one and half hours to go to the hotel that I was staying. But today, it took me only twenty minutes to reach here”.
It appears a lot peaceful today unlike those days where there was a lot of turmoil. There is a drastic change. I think the president is a man of compassion, a man of will.
“Finally I would like to ask all people of Sri Lanka to be happy and that I will once again come for another movie and God Bless all of you.” (Kamanthi Wickramasinghe) – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/59985/mr-is-an-amazing-man-salman-khan#sthash.ggKFYVev.dpuf