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At a school function, Salman Khan had kids screaming for more while scandalised authorities were wishing they had ordered for ear plugs

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; January 05, 2010)


When actors are asked to grace an event, particularly a school function, you expect them to prove to be good role models for the kids, encouraging them to study hard and eat right. However, if the actor happens to be Salman Khan, you can expect the unthinkable.

Salman, who had been invited to  judge for an event at Jamnabai Narsee school, Juhu, shared some little known anecdotes about his own school days with the kids present, all between 11-19.

“Salman had said he would come on time (4pm) and stay the whole evening. The school authorities were expecting him to make a brief appearance, but he surprised everyone by taking time off to be there throughout,” says a source.

When called on stage to say a few words, his speech took everybody by surprise. “When Salman was asked to share memories of his school days, the audience braced themselves for a dose of nostalgia. However, he recalled how he would bunk classes constantly and was rusticated from four schools. He also confessed that he was the school bully – he even asked the resident bully of the school to raise his hand. One hand did go up.” By this time, the students were almost falling off their seats while the teachers didn’t know where to look.

It didn’t end there. When he was asked by the children to dance on stage with them, he quipped, “I don’t dance without being paid.” Even before the stunned kids and teachers could recover from that statement, he had already proceeded to dance to one of his own songs on stage.

Salman at the event


Meanwhile…

Salman’s love for kids is unbelievable. At the event, Salman went on stage twice and enjoyed himself with the kids. He danced with the kids and even promoted his forthcoming film Veer saying, ‘there is a veer in all of you’ which has got you to come on the stage and perform like this’. After the dance, he gave out music CDs of the film to the kids. While leaving the venue, some of the kids followed him. Unknowingly, his guard pushed one of them. Despite the crowd, Salman noticed this. When he realised that the kid was hurt, he lost his temper at his guard. He made his guard apologise to the kid. He also hugged the kid and gave him the music CD of Veer with his autograph on it. The child’s day was definitely made as he left with a big smile on his face and memories to last a lifetime.

–Kunal M Shah

Currently shooting in Panchgani, the star is being mobbed by school kids and spends his time giving them tips on health and hygiene

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 26, 2009)


Salman Khan may have left for Panchgani with the sole purpose of shooting for his home production Dabangg, but he finds himself turning into an impromptu lecturer.

There is a school next to the resort where Salman is put up. The film’s unit tried to keep Salman’s presence at the resort a secret, but their attempts proved to be futile and the news spread like wildfire in Panchgani. The school’s students clambered over the boundary walls to meet Salman.

A source close to Salman said, “The students have been spending a lot of time with the star. The kids are now flocking to the resort in large numbers everyday. Salman talks to the students about physical training, health, diet and hygiene.”

The source added, “But then he got to know that they’ve been climbing over the wall and probably bunking classes. Now he’s very particular about when and how they come to meet him.”