Salman Khan feels right kind of education can resolve dispute in Kashmir

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 22, 2019, 07.20 AM(IST)

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The actor also clarified on Twitter that he was not contesting for elections neither would he campaign for a political party. 

Salman Khan feels that the right kind of education can heal the conflict-ridden Kashmir Valley. Salman's upcoming home production 'Notebook' is a love story set in Kashmir featuring newcomers Pranutan, daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl, and Zaheer Iqbal. In the film, Pranutan and Zaheer play the role of school teachers.

At an event when Khan was asked if education can bring a positive change in the Valley, Salman said, "Everyone gets an education, but getting the right one is more important."

In an indirect reference to February 14 terror attack in Pulwama that claimed lives of 40 CRPF soldiers, the actor said, "(The person) who did it (the attack) even he was given education but his tutors, teachers and principles were wrong...

"When we heard about that, it just killed us. This film's backdrop is exactly the same that the kids come and leave the gun." 

The actor, who has always restrained himself from commenting on politics, took to Twitter on Thursday to clarify that he was not going to campaign for any political party. 

Salman took to his Twitter handle to rubbish rumours regarding the same. "Contrary to the rumours I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party," Salman posted.

Rumours were rife that the Madhya Pradesh Congress is attempting to get Salman to campaign for the party in Indore. The actor was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. According to various media reports, Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi had stated that the Congress party leaders were in touch with the actor to campaign for the party in Indore and it was almost certain that he will campaign for the Congress.

A few days back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged many Bollywood celebrities to create awareness for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and ask their fans to vote. Modi had asked Salman, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, among many others to use their mass appeal to inspire the citizens to participate in the elections.

Although Salman rubbished rumours of a political career, he didn`t back out from asking his fans to vote.Responding to Modi`s previous tweet, the `Bharat` actor urged the citizens to vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.He wrote, "We are a democracy and it is every Indian`s right to vote. I urge every eligible Indian to exercise your right and participate in making the Government."

Khan will be next seen in 'Bharat' which is set to release during Eid 2019.