Fielding questions at the 15th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in partnership with CNN-News18, actor Salman Khan said whenever he speaks he creates a lot of employment for people. "I have the most boring life, media makes it interesting," said Salman.
There is no religion in our industry. my dad is a Muslim, my mother is a Hindu and I call myself 'insaan': Salman Khan. (Image: HtTweets/Twitter)
When someone addresses us with 'Ram Ram' or 'Jai Shree Ram', we don't object to it or refuse to acknowledge the gesture. I don't think any of us have that problem here. We all have Hindu and Muslim relatives: Salman Khan on religion and the Hindu-Muslim contention.
Salman Khan: I don't if such controversies benefit anyone, but I can say one thing that there is loss, a lot of loss, I have seen it for myself. Everyone has to respect the Censor Board and the Supreme Court and abide by whatever decision they take.
Speaking on the Padmavati row, Salman Khan says, "It is not fair to protest without seeing a film."
When asked if 'casting couch' exists in Bollywood, Salman Khan says, "I have never come across or heard of such an incident. But if I ever hear of it, I will take that person to the 'cleaners'". Khan adds that "the condition that you need to sleep with me to get this job done, is the most disgusting thing possible".
Salman Khan speaks at the HT Leadership Summit, says, "My life is no different from everybody else. I have led a life like everyone else. I have been working 24 hours every day since the age of 15 years. I used to sleep in vehicles."
Whenever a star speaks, he/she creates a lot of employment for people: Salman Khan. (Image: HtTweets/Twitter)
Media is leaving Bollywood behind in screaming. In Bollywood, one person screams, in media everyone is doing that, says Salman Khan.
Salman Khan at HT Summit: How can a man be misunderstood for 30 years? When asked if he had an interesting life, Khan says, "I had the most boring life it was your fraternity (media) that made it interesting."
Salman Khan and Shekhar Gupta at the HT Leadership Summit. (Image: HTtweets/Twitter)
Shekhar Gupta asks actor Salman Khan, what is the toughest part in being Salman Khan, the superstar and the actor quips, "Sometimes the dialogues that are written land me up in tricky situations and it is expected of me to live up to them."
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan arrives at the HT Leadership Summit, to address a session with senior journalist Shekhar Gupta.
Ensemble Zohra, an Afghan women's orchestra, is performing at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2017 in New Delhi. They are the first group of women in the country to learn music in over thirty years.
"Removing taxes on sanitary napkins will kill domestic produce and only leave Chinese products in the market," says Arun Jaitley.
"The Finance Ministry will come up with a report on how much and which banks to recapitalise. We also believe that SMEs and the informal sector will be funded by banks from the leftover cash it received during demonetisation. As the economy expands, all financial decisions need to be reconsidered. Two areas to concentrate on, in the upcoming budget, are rural India and development of infrastructure," says Arun Jaitley.
"The bulk of job-creating in India is through the informal sector. There are only so many jobs that the government can create and the organised sector is creating. We will concentrate on SME and the informal sector in the coming future," says Arun Jaitley.
"Merging of tax rates and GST can only happen once revenues go up," says Arun Jaitley.
"Talking about GST. You earlier had 17 taxes, now it's only 1 tax. We had an atrocious tax system pre-July 1. These brackets would not have been possible if everyone were not on the same page. Let me make it clear, though, a single rate GST is not possible in India. We cannot have a tax system which has the same rate for a Hawai chappal and Mercedes car," says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
"The one thing that can take India ahead in the coming future is exports. Our country has so far survived without a social security mechanism. The economic behaviour of Indians need nudging," says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
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