Ahmedabad, Jan 14: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who attended a kite flying festival here Tuesday alongwith Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, said god would decide who is the best man to become the prime minister.
Salman, who was in Ahmedabad to promote his upcoming film “Jai Ho”, spent the afternoon with Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Modi at the festival.
“God will decide who is the best man for the country. May the best man win,” he told reporters.
The duo addressed a press conference, where on being asked whether he endorsed Modi for India’s PM, Salman said: “May the best man win.”
“Modi ‘saab’ should be able to fulfil his destiny. The best man of the country for all of us and for India should be the PM of this country,” he said.
On Salman’s personal opinion about Modi, he said: “Today, I met Modiji for the first time. I hope we meet often. Modi is a great man and he is doing great for his state and I wish him all the very best in life.”
“I have not seen this sort of development elsewhere,” Khan said. “Development of any nation is important. I hope people of every state love their CM like you do,” he said when people cheered him and Modi.
When persuaded by reporters to say more on his PM choice, Khan said that he is a film actor and has limited knowledge about politics, so he would say the least to avoid being dragged into a controversy.
Celebrating the festival of Uttarayan in which people fly kites, Modi told mediapersons: “Salman’s arrival in this festival will add new colours to the celebration. I welcome him and wish everyone Makar Sankranti and Pongal.”
Salman was recently in the news after he performed at the Saifai festival organised by the Uttar Pradesh government even as people were dying from severe cold in the Muzaffarnagar relief camps. The ruling Samajwadi Party in the state also received a lot of flak for spending crores of rupees on the event.
Other Bollywood actors have also been associated with Modi and Gujarat. Ajay Devgn had set up a 25 MW solar power plant in 2012 through a joint venture at Charanka village of Patan district while Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism.