Real, Not Reel, Hero for Rio
Actor Salman Khan’s father has insulted sporting legend Milkha Singh by crediting his soaring popularity to a biopic made on the renowned athlete. There is a difference between real heroes and those seen on reel. Bollywood made a film on Milkha Singh because it could sell. Let’s all concede that a sportsman is the right choice of a goodwill ambassador for the Olympics, just as a film personality would be for an entertainment show. Khan is an brilliant actor but would be a misfit when it comes to motivating players who compete for top honours for the country.