MUMBAI: On Tuesday, Dabangg director Abhinav Singh Kashyap, in his long Facebook post made several revelations about how Salman Khan and his family sabotaged his career and bullied him. In his list of “enemies”, the filmmaker had also mentioned Salim Khan, Salman khan’s father name.
While, Khan Clan reaction remains awaited by many, Salim Khan, veteran writer said that, he doesn’t wants to waste time in reacting to what he (Kashyap) said.
On a talk with Bombay Times, Khan said “Ji haan, humne hi sab kharab kiya hai na. Aap pehle jaake unki filmey dekhiye phir hum baat karte hai. (Sure, we have destroyed his career. First, go and watch his films and then we should talk). Unhone mera naam daala hai na unki statement mein. Unhe shayad mere pitaji ka naam nahi pata. Unka naam hai Rashid Khan. Unhe hamaare dadaon aur pardadaon ke naam bhi daalne dijiye. Let him do whatever he wants, I am not going to waste time in reacting to what he says. (He has added my name in his statement. Maybe he doesn’t know my father’s name. His name is Rashid Khan. He should add the names of our forefathers too)” added Salim.
Kashyap’s post came after the tragic and untimely demise of the 34 year old Sushant Singh Rajput. His dismissal has left the entire country in shock and not only the audience but also, many celebrities like Kangna Ranuat, Shekhar Kapoor, Ranvir Shoorey are coming forward and speaking about favouritism, nepotism and Bollywood “Gatekeepers”.
In his post, Abhinav had written, “The reason that I moved out of making Dabangg 2 ten years ago is because Arbaaz Khan, in collusion with Sohail Khan and family, was trying to take control of my career by bullying me. Arbaaz Khan sabotaged my second project with Shree Ashtavinayak Films that I was signed up with by personally calling their head Mr. Raj Mehta and threatening him with dire consequences if they made a film with me. I had to return the signing money to Shree Ashtavinayak films and moved to Viacom Pictures. They did the same thing.”
“I have been repeatedly threatened with life and rape threats given to/for the female members of my family. The sustained gaslighting and bullying destroyed my mental health and that of my family and led to my divorce and breaking up of my family in 2017,” he wrote further.