Fan faces Salman Khan’s wrath

Deccan Chronicle.  | subhash k jha

Entertainment, Bollywood

The actor snatches a fan’s phone when he tried to click a picture of him as he was walking out of the airport.

Salman Khan

Salman Khan is known to get physically violent with fans. Recently he had snatched a journalist’s phone in Mumbai for clicking him while cycling. This time  he is caught in a viral video snatching the phone from a fan while exiting from the airport.

There is no evidence of whether the phone was given back to the fan or that  Salman apologized (that’s asking for too much!!) for his rash behaviour.

However, secretly, he has very little support from his fraternity.

A prominent young actor comments, “When you are in a public place you can’t stop anyone from taking your pictures. You can request the fan to not click, but whether he/she listens to you is not not in your hands.”

In the video Salman doesn’t even give the fan a chance to rectify the unwanted  attention. Without a word Salman is snatching the phone and walking on angrily.

Pushing the media around is not uncommon behaviour for this Khan. Years ago he had bodily pushed a television cameraperson. When I had asked him about this, Salman told me he was “deliberately provoked” into reacting.

However, in this case one saw no provocation.

A close friend of Salman defends  his behaviour. “Bhai doesn’t mind clicking a picture with a fan. But he has to be asked. If you click him without consent he gets upset.”