Mumbai, July 18 :
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who recently faced a paparazzi boycott, says photographers can refuse to click his pictures but they cannot “ban” him as there’s no such provision in the law. He has also questioned if it will even affect his stardom.
“You (photographers) can say ‘I don’t want to click Salman’s pictures’, but can’t say ban me as there is no provision in the law to ban anyone,” the 47-year-old star said in a group interaction here.
“Out of choice if I pass by (somewhere), then I want to see the whole fraternity (press photographers) to stand together. No one should take pics of mine. My cycling pictures or my pictures with my girlfriends…you will not get any pictures…So do you think this will affect my stardom,” he questioned.
The matter snowballed into a controversy when at a recent promotional event for Salman’s forthcoming film “Kick” in Mumbai, camerapersons present there were mishandled by the superstar’s bodyguards and security personnel.
Following this, Salman told reporters that whoever wanted to stay could stay and others could leave. This comment left the photographers miffed.
Salman is nonchalant about the matter.