Asked to comment on Arijit Singh’s public apology, Salman Khan asks, “who’s that?”


Actor Salman Khan on Sunday made it abundantly clear that singer Arijit’s public apology had failed to impress him contrary to what the latter had hooed for through his social media post.

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When ‘Sultan’ of Bollywood interacted with media to talk about his upcoming Eid release, he was asked for a comment on Arjit Singh’s Facebook post pleading for his song in Sultan to be retained.

But, in his own style, Salman asked, “who’s that (Arijit)?”

When reporters insisted for a response, the actor said, “Acha that singer.”

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He said, “In every movie, there are lot of singers who get replaced. People come and sing and it’s the director and producer who make the choice of who is going to be the best voice for the film. One voice was mine as well but that was also rejected. There is no need to get so upset and so hurt. This is life.”

Salman didn’t stop here. He made it clear that he wasn’t very pleased with the singer’s public apology through his veiled dig.

“There should be a day when one person should say I don’t want to sing for him and then other one should say, ‘arre please gaa de mere liye. I am sorry.’ And then smart ones don’t turn out bright. When such smart comments and posts happen, you get to know with what intention they are writing it. So it is all good.” Indian Express quoted him as saying.

Arijit, through his Facebook post, had asked for forgiveness from Salman while pleading for his song in the film to be retained. As it emerged, Arijit’s song was later replaced with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s.

Arijit, in an award function in 2014, had allegedly insulted Salman when he went to pick up an award for Kyunki Tum Hi Ho.. song. While on stage, he had said, ‘aap ne to sula hi diya (You made me sleep)’ implying that the actor’s presence had caused him enough boredom.