Zee Media Bureau/ Gayatri Sankar
Mumbai: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is quite active and popular on social media, took to Twitter to share his picture with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
The Bollywood actor participated in the kite flying festival along with the Gujarat CM.
The duo addressed a press conference, where in Salman was at his diplomatic best. Khan did not endorse Narendra Modi directly but said, "may the best man win", on being asked who he thinks should become the next Prime Minister.
He urged the people of Gujarat to support Modi and elect him again and said that he will vote for people in his constituency. He believed that people have to decide who they want to see as the next Prime Minister and vote accordingly.
On being questioned about whether he supports Modi, Salman said that he is a film actor and has limited knowledge about politics. So he would say the least so as to avoid being dragged into a controversy.
Salman also said that his father Salim has frequent talks with BJP's PM candidate.
Earlier in the day, Modi tweeted, “Enjoying Uttarayan in Ahmedabad. Salman Khan will join for lunch. @BeingSalmanKhan (sic).”
BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate also enjoyed Gujarat's delicacy Undhiyu with the Bollywood actor.
“Having Undhiyu for lunch with Salman Khan. Undhiyu is a Gujarati delicacy and is a must-have during Uttarayan! (sic).”
The Minister was celebrating the festival of Uttarayan in Gujarat wherein people fly kites. He also shared a poem he had written way back in the 1980s with his followers.
The hunk of an actor had recently courted controversy for performing at the Saifai Mahotsav organised by the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh. The UP government led by Akhilesh Yadav was criticised for splurging on Bollywood stars even as a number of communal riot affected victims were battling odds to sustain. However, the actor cleared the air surrounding his participation in the event and said that the funds derived from the event were directed towards charity on behalf of his NGO- Being Human.