Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday said that a passer-by in the Scottish city of Glasgow recently greeted him mistaking him for Salman Khan.
He wrote, “I walk the street of Glasgow by myself .. until a car drives by and occupant yells out .. ” hey Salman Khan how you doin’ .. ”
T 2850 – I walk the street of Glasgow by myself .. until a car drives by and occupant yells out .. ” hey Salman Khan how you doin’ .. ” pic.twitter.com/RJ5neJXBaj
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 27, 2018
The tweet by Bachchan, who’s in Scotland to shoot for his upcoming film Badla, left everyone shocked and in disbelief. Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor wrote, “Hahaha, no way!.”
Hahahaha.. no way
— Abhishek Kapoor (@Abhishekapoor) June 28, 2018
The sentiments amongst was somewhat similar as they reacted with disbelief. One fan Rakhi Oberoi Malik wrote, “No way ! Omg ! How could someone possibly say that to our living legend.” Another user Bharat disagreed and felt that there was no need to feel bad as both were legends. He wrote, “Both are legends, what is wrong if someone refer him as salman khan.”
However, the rivalry between their respective fans aside, a large group of Twitterati who follow these stars were unanimous in concluding that Bachchan was displaying magnanimity whileposting ‘this tweet.’ One user wrote, “Very kind of you to tweet this. I am sure @BeingSalmanKhan is very happy with this incident.” A die-hard Salman fan wrote, “So swt of u sir to share this ..Well after you , there is only one Megastar that’s Salman Khan.”
It isn’t shocking for an expat to mistake the identities of Bollywood stars. Last year, Deepika Padukone was mistaken for Priyanka Chopra. A video posted on YouTube had shown Deepika emerging out of the airport with voices clearly heard saying, “Priyanka, welcome back Priyanka.” Deepika had merely smiled and continued to walk up to her car.
The actress was in arriving in Los Angeles to attend the Vanity Fair party held after the Oscars, where Priyanka too was likely to be present.
Salman was once involved in a bitter relationship with Aishwarya Rai, a former Miss World and Bollywood actor, who’s now Bachchan’s daughter-in-law. Twitterati are hailing the Bollywood legend for his magnanimity highlighting that any other father-in-law would have chosen to hide the embarrassing development in light of Aishwarya’s past relationship with Salman.