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Subhash Ghai comes to Salman Khan's defence post goodwill ambassador furore

Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai backed Salman Khan's appointment as India's goodwill ambassador at Rio Olympics.
IANS April 25, 2016 12:30 IST

Mumbai: After many questions were raised on Salman Khan's appointment as India's goodwill ambassador at Rio Olympics, veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai came to the superstar's defence and said that instead of picking at the appointment one should appreciate the move which can inspire the youth of the country.

The director took to Facebook on Sunday to express his views. He shared:

Ghai, whose repertoire is studded with films like "Karz", "Ram Lakhan", "Khalnayak" and "Pardes", added:

The “Kick” star was on Saturday unveiled as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics to be held later this year.

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The move was questioned by several members of the Indian sports fraternity with 2012 London Olympics wrestling bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt making his displeasure public with a series of tweets barely an hour after the decision was announced.

Former athlete Milkha Singh has also lashed out at the decision of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

The IOA on Sunday rushed to justify its decision to appoint Salman by stating that “the association is only a gesture and does not include any monetary consideration”.