Does this look like a ‘forced’ hug? Sana is fu­ri­ous

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com

Ac­tor Sana Khan was up for a not-so-pleas­ant sur­prise on Tues­day, when a video of her hug­ging ac­tor Sal­man Khan went vi­ral for all the wrong rea­sons. Sana walked the red car­pet at a re­cently held TV awards show in Mumbai, and when she spot­ted Sal­man, the two ex­changed a hug. What made it news was Sal­man’s closed fists.

“I still can’t be­lieve that a nor­mal hug was trending, trolling, and rolling,” says Sana. “Peo­ple just blew it out of pro­por­tion be­cause [Sal­man] had a closed fist, and some dumb peo­ple even called it an awk­ward hug.” The ac­tor adds that it’s only nor­mal for peo­ple to wear back­less clothes at a red car­pet event.

Did she feel that Sal­man was un­com­fort­able even for a mo­ment? Sana replies, “Who the hell am I to make him feel un­com­fort­able? It’s stupid to put some­body down by say­ing such a nasty thing. It’s not [as if] I went to hug him and he didn’t recog­nise me.”

But why that closed fist? “Maybe he hugs like that. I don’t know. I think the best per­son [whom] to ask this would be Sal­man,” says Sana, who has known Sal­man ever since she first ap­peared in 2012 on the show Bigg Boss (hosted by Sal­man) and later worked with him in Jai Ho (2014).

Lash­ing out at those who are call­ing it a forced hug, Sana re­torts, “I’m not a psy­chopath to hug some­body if the per­son doesn’t want to talk to me. I’m not some­one who makes peo­ple stand and keep talk­ing and fall­ing on their lap. I am on good terms with Sal­man...” The ac­tor shares that she had a brief two-minute chat with Sal­man. “For a mo­ment, Sal­man didn’t recog­nise me. [Then] he com­pli­mented me that I look very nice. And I said, ‘Yes, I’ve dropped 7kg’, and he is like, ‘It’s show­ing,’” re­veals Sana.

Sal­man Khan has been in the [film] in­dus­try for over 25 years, so [I] don’t think back­less even mat­ters to him… he has seen more than that. Let’s not talk like five-yearolds SANA KHAN, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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