"Your attitude and behaviour is most deplorable."
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has landed himself in hot water once again after he was caught snatching a mobile phone from a fan who tried to take a selfie with the star.
The incident took place on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Goa airport in Dabolim while Salman was walking through the departure gate with his entourage.
In the video, the fan, who is an Airport Authority of India (AAI) official, raises his phone in the air to take a picture.
An infuriated Salman Khan snatches the phone and continues to walk out of the departure gate towards an awaiting car.
Upon sharing the video on social media, it instantly went viral. This type of reckless behaviour from Salman Khan has previously been witnessed by his fans and media.
His anger tends to get the better of him and the actor, who is quite sceptical of his privacy, results to lashing out at his fans who urge him for pictures.
— Supriya Bhardwaj (@Supriya23bh) January 28, 2020
As a result of his actions, there has been a divide on social media. A section of his fans has come out in support of the star saying it is not right to take pictures without his permission.
However, many have condemned the actions of the 54-year-old actor as being arrogant and unacceptable.
One user took to Twitter to condemn Salman’s actions. The user commented saying:
“So what if he took a selfie omg (oh my god) then don’t come out of your house this attitude and misbehaving they idolise u ppl and this is your shit attitude.”
On the other hand, another user came out in support of Salman saying:
“Why is @BeingSalmanKhan #SalmanKhan so angry? #Selfie seekers pls respect and take permission before you click, click.”
It seems Salman Khan has not only created a stir amongst fans but has also irked the students’ wing of Congress, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI).
According to Hindustan Times, the NSUI sent an open letter to the Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to ban Salman from entering Goa because he did not publicly apologise for his actions.
The letter read: “I request your kind authority to look into this matter with utter seriousness … such violent actors with a bad track record should not be allowed to visit Goa in the future.”
The Goa BJP General Secretary Narendra Sawaikar has also criticised Salman for his conduct on Twitter. He said:
“Being a celebrity, people and your fans will take selfies in public places. Your attitude and behaviour is most deplorable. You have to tender an unconditional public apology @BeingSalmanKhan.”
Undoubtedly, a large majority of people and fans have slammed Salman Khan for his behaviour. We wait to see whether the star issues a public apology.