Salman witnessed the dark reality of the social media when some of his fans used fake accounts to post abusive comments about his colleagues and friends Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, and some time ago an impostor used his photograph on Facebook to make a casting call for a Bollywood film. He has even threatened to quit Twitter in the past.
“People misuse freedom of expression on internet 100 per cent. Freedom of expression is that you should be responsible for what you say. It’s not saying something behind someone’s back and thinking that no one will find out as it is on the web or do whatever you feel like or hire some company or some boys,” said Salman adding that all this is “not only unfair, but gandh (dirt) as well”.
He asserted that things will get on the right track when action will be taken against people hiding behind the virtual veil.The son of veteran writer Salim Khan went on to mention that cyber cells can track miscreants easily.“They know exactly who is writing what,” he said.
In another incident, Salman Khan hit out at fellow actor Ranveer Singh, who was seen dancing with the audience in a Paris heater where Sultan was being screened, saying he was not watching the Salman-starrer but making people watch him instead.
Asked if he had seen Ranveer’s video, Salman said “I saw that and I am going to break a chair or something on his head. Watch a film... don’t start dancing and disturb the film.” “I was like ‘what is this’. I said he is not watching Sultan, he is making people watch him there.
“We should have charged money for that”.A video of Ranveer watching Sultan in an Indian single screen theatre in the French capital along with some audience and dancing in front of the screen had gone viral in social media in no time.