Salim Khan finally opens up on son Arbaaz Khan’s involvement in IPL betting. The month of June began on a tensed note for Arbaaz Khan. On June 1 Arbaaz was summoned by the Thane police in connection with the IPL betting scam. Soon enough the actor-director-producer confessed to betting and losing around Rs. 2.75 crores. His father Salim Khan has now come to his defense and has raised some questions related to his arrest in the IPL betting.
In an exclusive conversation Salim Khan first said, “It is being said that the bookie in question Sonu Jalan) has clients in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. So how come that only one name, that is of my son Arbaaz Khan, has been thrown up? Is Arbaaz the only name in that bookie’s diary? Kya ek aadmi pe uski dukan chal rahi hai.”
He further asked, “Why is the media covering Arbaaz so much? Isn’t it because he is Salman Khan‘s brother? And is it also because the film ( is he talking about ‘Race 3’?) is round the corner?”
He then went on to say that cricket betting should be legalised. “Gambling is happening in clubs and gymkhanas, horse racing is permissible, lottery is okay— but betting on cricket in our country is not despite the fact that several people are indulging in it. Why not make cricket betting legal? Won’t that generate huge revenue in turn?”
He then clarified that Arbaaz’s divorce with Malaika Arora had nothing to do with the betting. “Arbaaz ‘s divorce not happen because of this. Reports coming in saying such things are nothing but hogwash.”
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