Business tycoon Mukesh Ambani and his wife Neeta organised a gala event last week to honour Sachin Tendulkar for scoring his 100th ton and invited several Bollywood stars, cricketers and politicians.
From Aamir Khan to Salman to Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai – all big names from the film industry were present, but SRK was conspicuous by his absence.
At the party, praising Sachin, Salman said: “I hope record ye toot jaye…koi na koi isse tod de…main Aamir ka record bahut der se todney ki koshish kar raha hoon…toot hi nahin raha hai…
“Sachin ke record todna mushkil hi nahin namumkin hai…aur ye Don nahin main bol raha hoon. Aur bol bhi sakta hoon kyonki mera father (Salim Khan) ne likhi hai ye picture. Rights toh unhi ke paas ahin. Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan) ne ki thi ye picture.”
Reacting to this, Shah Rukh told reporters Monday: “I get numb by the kind of stories I keep hearing about myself. I try not to take them seriously or comment about them.”
SRK was speaking at the unveiling of customer campaign for season five of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Asked about this, Salman explained that his father wrote that line for Amitabh Bachchan and that he has every right to use it.
“Yes, I made the right comments. My father did not take any objection on that,” he told reporters Monday while announcing his association with yatra.com.