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Recently, Salman Khan faced lot of criticism when he was appointed as one of India’s Goodwill Ambas...

After Aishwarya, Abhishek Reacts to Salman's Rio Olympics Controversy!

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Recently, Salman Khan faced lot of criticism when he was appointed as one of India’s Goodwill Ambassador for the upcoming Rio Olympics. While some applauded the actor’s appointment, there were many who condemned it.

When actor Abhishek Bachchan, who owns two sports teams - one in Football league and one in a Kabaddi league, was asked to react on this issue, he told a leading daily, “I think if anybody wants to do some good and lend their support that’s going to help the country, there is nothing wrong with it. I work with kabaddi and football teams, and I feel very passionately about it, so honestly, I feel we need more people to support sports in our country. I grew up watching movies on sports, too, and I think it had immense influence in my life.”

He adds, “Unfortunately, we haven’t made many sports films in India. You can’t make a sports documentary; it has to be a human story within that. The triumph of the human spirit (like in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’) is a story that is always going to hit home and that’s the one thing you’re going to remember. This whole genre is waiting to be explored in our country and I would love do it.”

Incidentally, few months back, Aishwarya too had responded to the controversy and said, “I have to say that anyone who is doing good to represent the country or working or speaking or standing up for the betterment of whatever vocation we have in the country - be it arts, music or sports, that is wonderful and that needs to be recognised.”

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