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MUMBAI: Bollywood super star Salman Khan’s appointment as the goodwill ambassador for the Rio Olympics has drawn bouquets and barbs.
Many top sportsperson such as Flying Sikh Milkha Singh have criticized the intrusion of Bollywood stars into sporting arena.
But Salman Khan’s ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has thrown her weight behind him.
At an event when a journalist asked Aishwarya what she felt about Salman’s appointment, she first looked a little bothered.
Then she added gracefully, “I have to say that anyone, who is doing good to represent the country or working or speaking or standing for the betterment of art, music or sports, is wonderful and the person needs to be recognised.”
It is the first that Aishwarya has spoken about her ex-boyfriend.