Salman Khan on Tuesday revealed that he was awestruck by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee’s modest house and he also maintained that it showed that people do not need much to live.
During his address at the inaugural ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival, Khan reminisced about his visit to Mamta Banerjee’s house in the Kalighat area during his last trip to the city.
“When I was invited by Didi to her house, my only thing was I had to go and see whether it was really small if it was smaller than mine... Shatru sir (Shatrughan Sinha) came to my house, and he had a problem - there was no place to sit. It's one room, one small kitchen like a pantry and a bedroom,” he said.
Salman also emphasized that the West Bengal CM has a smaller house compared to him despite being at such high position. The actor said, “I am jealous that her house is actually smaller than mine. And, I am jealous of the fact that how can somebody in this position have a house smaller than mine. I don't wish for a smaller house but she has given me a big complex. It only shows how simple people are and we don't need that much.”
The event also saw the appearance of Sonakshi Sinha and actor Anil Kapoor.
Further into his appearance, Khan also recalled his meeting with Kapoor for the film 'No Entry'.
“One day Anil Kapoor called me to his house. First, the ground floor, I thought this was his home. Then he said let's go to the first floor, I thought that was where he lived. Then, second, third, fourth... he has a five-storied house, and I think it is even bigger now. I asked him, did you ask me to come here to make me feel jealous? He said no I need help with a film called 'No Entry'. I took the film, and he helped me with that character. Today, I am here. People have loved the film and the character. Thank you Kapoor sir,” Khan said.
The superstar also said that this was the biggest film festival he has ever been to.
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