Salim Khan: This is not the time for false bravado

For several years, screenwriter Salim Khan's veterans apartment on the Bandstand in Bandra has been an open house, with close friends of the Khan-daan often visiting one or the other member of the family. While your older son Salman Khan He also has a fort at Galaxy Apartments with a ground floor apartment, the younger sons Arbaaz and Sohail, which are all a stone's throw away.

However, Salman, who is extremely close to his father and mother, Salma, has been on the family farm in Panvel for the past three weeks. Moved before nationwide confinement was declared to contain spread coronavirus . In a video he recently shared online, the ' Dabangg 'Actor revealed that he has not seen his father since. Neither did his nephew, Nirvaan (Sohail's son), who is camping with him there. Recalling 'Jo dar gaya, samjho mar gaya', one of the key phrases delivered by Gabbar Singh, the antagonist of 'Sholay', which was written by Salim saab and Javed Akhtar, Salman admitted that he is afraid, but in the prevailing situation. 'Jo dar gaya, wohi bach gaya '. Nirvaan echoed the statement.

When asked about the issue of social estrangement, Salim Saab states that, as a family, the Khans are taking closure as normally as possible. Salman and Nirvaan cannot come here, so they are in Panvel. When they can come, they will. There, too, they are at home and we are constantly in contact with video calls, ”he reasons, noting that, as the son of a police DIG, he is a law-abiding citizen.

The 84-year-old veteran points out that there are other families who stay apart and try to stay connected through calls. “This situation is unprecedented, nobody was prepared for it. If someone is infected and comes into contact with others, they can also get sick. People die from this virus, therefore, we must take all precautionary measures, such as washing hands, avoiding shaking hands and anything else that the authorities advise to avoid contracting an infection, he says.

While Salim Saab takes a walk around his building complex if necessary, he usually stays indoors because, as he points out, if we don't follow the guidelines, it would be difficult for everyone. We have made provisions for those who work for us, including drivers and household help, in addition to giving them masks and disinfectants. There are many people who are struggling and we are doing everything we can to help them, like receiving food packages, ”he says simply.

Salim Saab has seen Salman's post and echoes his sentiment. “This is not the time for false bravado. There is a disease and people die because a vaccine is not yet available. What is most dear to you is your life and that of your family and loved ones. If something happens to a person, the whole family is affected, he says.

Her family recently lost a loved one. The patriarch's great-nephew, Abdullah, died on March 31 at the age of 38 from a heart-related illness. The family waits until restrictions are eased to visit Abdullah's family in Salim Saab's hometown of Indore. The loss is too recent to discuss, but before logging out, Salim Saab warns: “Stay inside, stay safe, stay healthy. Never take a step that endangers your life and impacts your family.