'CBI and Supreme Court Have Given Modi Clean Chit. Are they Wrong?' - The New Indian Express

'CBI and Supreme Court Have Given Modi Clean Chit. Are they Wrong?'

Published: 26th January 2014 07:14 AM

Last Updated: 26th January 2014 07:24 AM

Actor Salman Khan talks about the recently released film Jai Ho, the film industry and Narendra Modi with The New Indian Express Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla on Teekhi Baat on IBN7. Excerpts:

What is Jai Ho about?

We are so busy in our daily lives, that we do not have time to see problems that other people face. If you help someone, and you end up rubbing somebody else the wrong way, especially if he is political and corrupt then the whole government machinery goes for you. It’s a story of a good politician and a bad politician.

Are you playing the role of a good politician?

Yes sir.

There were films like Chak De India and Rang De Basanti. How is Jai Ho different?

It is about a personal vendetta society.

You must have done research and study of politicians.

I didn’t do any study. I am so busy in work I have no time to study about anybody else.

These days crossing Rs 100 crore and Rs 200 crore is a benchmark for a movie.

This is a good thing.

Films become totally commercial.

What is the use of good acting if the film does not run well? With whatever `100, Rs. 200 crore business, half goes in government taxes, people associated with the movie can also earn money. Industry has grown.

Do you feel insecure working with actors half your age?

We would want to work with people whom the audience like. If we work with a heroine our age, you would not have interest in seeing them.

You give clean chit to Modi?

I didn’t. I am not magistrate or judge of high court of Supreme Court, or head of CBI.

Did you give clean chit

I am saying who am I to give this

Which means you didn’t

This is what I call irritating. The agencies like CBI and Supreme Court have given (him the clean chit). Do you mean they are wrong? Do you mean that SC or CBI took the wrong decision?

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