Salman Khan’s appointment as the brand ambassador for the Indian team at the Rio Olympics 2016 became a talk of the town after Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt condemned the move.
While the Sultan star was backed by his fraternity mates and also father Salim Khan, there is also someone unexpected who stood up for him. At a recent event, his ex-flame, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too was asked about the same and the actress stunned everyone with her reply.
Aishwarya said, “Anybody who is doing good to represent the country and anybody who is working or seeking or standing out for whatever vocation we have in the country be it sports, arts or music, I think that’s wonderful and needs to be recognised.”
In spite of the hue and cry created over the issue, the IOA stood firm on its decision and even plans to rope in veterans from music and sports to support the Indian team.