In an exclusive interview to NDTV, actor Salman Khan for the first time gives his version of events on what happened in the infamous Jodhpur Black Buck Hunting case.
The actor says he and other actors like Saif Ali Khan actually helped a deer cub. Salman Khan also spoke on how he felt the whole 26/11 attacks were blown out of proportion, because the attacks involved the 'rich and famous'.
Salman also denied he had ever raised his hand against Aishwarya Rai during their relationship.
Excerpts from the interview are enclosed below:
On Jodhpur Black Buck Hunting case-
You are the only one still in that case. What happened?
Salman Khan- You know there were times when I think this is from where it has come from. One day after pack up we were driving by…there were all of us…there was Saif, Tabu and Sonali and we saw a deer cub. It was stuck in the bush.
The whole herd was there so I stopped the car and it was petrified. I took him out from there and gave him some water. You know he was there sitting with us.
He was scared.... he ate a biscuit and went back. So that is something that happened… so I think from there this whole thing came.
On 26/ 11-
Why didn’t you speak out after 26/11? We saw a whole series of actors coming out and speaking at that point. Even after the Gujarat riots Aamir Khan came out.
Salman Khan-I wasn't here. I was in Greece and I came back 15 days after that.
Do you think your speaking was relevant? You should have spoken?
Salman Khan- 26/11 because it was Taj and Oberoi was under threat. What about all those trains and buses that have been blown up. Tab toh kissi ne kuchch bola nahi…
None stood up at that point of time and I have been talking from that time. Suddenly the rich and famous got up because they were threatened.
Normal person bola yaar it’s very sad but yahan everybody stood up and made very bold statements.
You were actually accused of violence. I mean that was a big story in all the film magazines at that time. Have you ever raised your hand against any woman?
Salman Khan: Obviously in a fight, I am going to be angry. I am going to go for whack and I want to give it my best shot. I don't think that she would have survived it.
So no it’s not true and I don't know for what reason that was said, but let it go.