As he was leaving the nation to fly out to Dubai on Wednesday, Salman Yusuff Khan revealed that he was requested to talk in Kannada solely by an immigration officer on the Bengaluru Worldwide airport. A visibly disturbed Salman went on his Instagram Dwell to relate the incident the place he felt harassed by the officer who claimed he might ‘suspect’ him of something. The dancer additionally shared that he was attempting to report the incident to the airport authorities. (Additionally learn: Remo D’Souza is ready with his next after Street Dancer 3D)
Occurring Instagram video, Salman will be seen in a pink T-shirt and jacket, and sporting a hat. Initially, he begins talking together with his masks on, however removes it a couple of seconds into the video. Tagging the Kempegowda Worldwide Airport, he wrote, “On my strategy to Dubai and I meet this immigration officer who speaks to me in Kannada .. and I in my damaged Kannada attempt to inform him that I perceive the language however can’t communicate so nicely to which he continues to talk in Kannada and exhibits me my passport and factors out my identify and my start place and my fathers identify and his birthplace and has the audacity to inform me that .. you and your father are born in Bangalore and you’ll’t communicate Kannada .. to which I replied .. that being born in Bangalore doesn’t imply I’m born with the language … I could possibly be born in Bangalore and travelled the world like I’ve been at all times a Saudi baby purchased up in Saudi .. (ps: I’ve by no means had Kannada as a language as I by no means lived within the nation throughout my education .. no matter little that I do know is thru my mates) to which he goes to the extent of claiming that .. if u can’t communicate Kannada I can suspect you …”
The dancer-choreographer additionally added when he tried to defend himself saying he can communicate Hindi as a substitute, the officer nonetheless insisted that he might “suspect” Salman “for something”. He continued, “I instructed him … TRY ME . And obtained a bit of louder and repeated TRY ME .. thrice …To which he saved quiet ..I instructed him that if uneducated individuals such as you proceed to reside on this nation this nation won’t ever develop …To which he simply saved his head down and murmuring …”
Salman added that whereas he needed to report this incident, he did not get any assistance on how to take action. He additionally shared that whereas he was proud to be a “Bangalorean”, he did not admire being demeaned for not understanding the native language correctly.
The dancer began as the primary winner of actuality present Dance India Dance in 2009. Since then, he has appeared on quite a few TV dance exhibits as choreographer and dancer and acted in Bollywood movies like Needed (2009), ABCD: Anyone Can Dance (2013) and Avenue Dancer 3D (2020).