Actress Palak Tiwari’s statement with regards to Salman Khan’s dress code for women on set, has been creating a lot of stir across social media. Only a few days after Shehnaaz Gill refuted the claims, now actress Pooja Hegde has spoken up about the controversy surrounding the comment. Speaking to Zoom Digital, Pooja Hegde shared how her experience has been with Salman Khan. She said, “He is been great that way with me. I think, even I, as a person, am very protective about my own people, my family and all of that. And I am one of those ‘apna’ people. So, it’s been great that way. He is who he is and says what’s on his mind; that’s very refreshing for me. It’s been great.”
Stressing on the fact that Salman Khan is someone who is speaks his mind and that can be misconstrued by people, she added, “It’s also because he speaks his mind. A lot of people think it but they don’t say it whereas he says what’s on his mind. It is very clear and that can sometimes make people be like ‘Oh my God!’ It takes you aback because you are not used to people speaking their minds.”
Earlier, in an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Palak Tiwari was quoted as saying. “When I was AD-ing (assistant directing) with Salman sir on Antim, not many people know this, Salman sir had a rule: Koi bhi ladki mere set pe ho (any girl on my set), neckline should be here (pointing towards the collarbone.) All the girls should be covered, like good proper girls. My mom [actress Shweta Tiwari] saw me wearing full tee, joggers, full covered and going to set and she was like ‘how you are dressed so well?’ I told her ‘Salman sir ke set pe rule hai (Salman sir has this rule on set) and she was like ‘wow! Very good’.”
However, later Palak Tiwari pointed out that her comments were misconstrued. She said, “It’s really been misunderstood. All I wanted to say is that I have put certain guidelines for myself as to how to dress around people who are way senior to me, who have I pretty much grown-up idolising. Salman sir is, of course, one of them,” she was quoted as saying by ETimes.
After Palak Tiwari’s clarification, Shehnaaz Gill, who has worked with Salman Khan on the reality show Bigg Boss, was quoted by News18 as saying, “Nothing like that, I wore a very sexy dress during the promotion. Salman sir keeps motivating me and saying that you will grow in your career.”
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, starring Salman Khan and Pooja Hegde, will release on April 21 in theatres. The film will mark the Bollywood debut of Shehnaaz Gill and Palak Tiwari.