Salman Khan riles up feminists every now and then with his behavior and misogynistic statements, such as the rape statement he made recently. However, there are also very rare instances where the Dabangg star actually celebrates women and those moments shouldn’t go unnoticed.
According to Indian Express, Khan was invited to an award ceremony where the poster of Sridevi’s upcoming film Mom was unveiled. The actor was then welcomed on stage by Manish Paul, the host of the evening, to introduce Sridevi. Paul called Khan “star of the millennium”, the actor cut him in between and spoke about how Sridevi has captured the hearts of Bollywood fans and has featured in many blockbusters.
“Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay (Kumar), we have all done many films. Aamir may have done about 50 films – he has a lot of time, as he does only one film per year; Shah Rukh may have done more than 100 films. Put together, we may have all done about 250-275 films. But there is one legend who is very talented, dedicated, hardworking and professional. She completed 300 films, after starting her career as a child artiste. Our work cannot even be compared to this legend – she is none other than Sridevi!” Salman was quoted as saying by The Asian Age.