MUMBAI: It appears that Salman Khan is not experiencing any achchhe din. His last movie Prem Ratan Dhan Payo flopped and his recent remarks about ‘feeling like a raped woman’ drew criticism from everyone. He has got notices from women commissions and a case also has been filed against him.
Before these controversies hit him, his image had already taken a beating due to the hit-and-run case coming back to haunt him. Furthermore, his assumed proximity to BJP leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been losing public support after becoming PM, has also caused him to lose some fan following and goodwill among the masses.
In such a scenario, Salman Khan desperately needs an image makeover and public support as barely a week remains before his movie Sultan hits the theaters.
Sources say that Salman has now turned his hope towards Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) founder and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose public support has been rising exponentially in recent past.
People appreciated publicly by Kejriwal have performed well in public life and their tasks have been successful. Similarly, movies that Kejriwal have tweeted about have become hits on box-office, latest being Udta Punjab, whose success has been traced to Kejriwal’s tweets by trade analysts.
Realizing that Arvind Kejriwal is the key to public support and success, sources reveal to Junta Ka Reporter that Salman Khan is desperately sending feelers to Arvind Kejriwal to get the Delhi Chief Minister to tweet appreciatively on Sultan.
Arvind Kejriwal is known not to be vindictive and thus Salman is hoping that Kejriwal will pardon his proximity to Modi and help him in troubled times. According to sources, Salman has promised to mend his ways and work for people’s goodwill that will please Arvind Kejriwal.
Sources say that Salman has called up Vishal Dadlani – an honest musician who is a vocal supporter of AAP and is close to Arvind Kejriwal – at least a dozen times in the last three days, pleading with him to request Arvind Kejriwal to tweet about Sultan. Dadlani has not promised anything but said that he will try his best.
So will Arvind Kejriwal forgive Salman and help him overcome these troubled times? We will know on Eid.