It was a starry night when the ‘bhai’ of the Bollywood fraternity, Salman Khan made a dashing entry on Colors’ Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa- Season 7 to promote his upcoming film Kick. While the contestants were extremely delighted with his down to earth jovial nature, there was one contestant who took the opportunity to take Salman down his memory lane.
The strong wild card entrant, Kushal Punjabi went up to Salman, greeted him and recounted the good old days when he played football with Salman and his star brothers, Sohail and Arbaaz Khan during the early dawn of his career.
An elated Kushal elaborated, “I was initially apprehensive as to how Salman would react if I reminded him. Would he nod as a gesture of formality? But given the fact that he is a great human being, he acknowledged me and was surprised to know that I too used to join him at D’ monte Park in Bandra to play the sport. I still remember how we used to take our shirts off, have a lot of fun dodging the football and scoring goals. Also, Sohail and I both were fond of bikes. So we shared some good memories on that front too.”
Talking about their encounter, Kushal noted that the spark of having a star status always beamed through Salman’s personality. Kushal stated, “Salman was a ‘dude’ during his younger days and he still is.”
It is time for some great bonding we guess!
When we asked Kushal about his next performance, he said, “It is challenging given the fact that I have a right shoulder injury. There are times when my arms and back pain a lot but I am nursing my injury well. My next act would be no ordinary dance style. It will bring out my wild and aggressive streak.”
We wish you luck with your next performance Kushal!!!