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Hema Malini backs Salman as goodwill ambassador of India's Olympic contingent


New Delhi, April 25: BJP MP and yesteryear actress Hema Malini today supported the decision of the IOA to appoint Salman Khan as goodwill ambassador of India's Olympic contingent, saying his popularity is being utilised for a good cause.

"People love him so much. So if he is the brand ambassador, what is the problem," she said. Asked about his alleged involvement in the hit-and-run case, she told reporters outside Parliament House,said that was a "section of his life...his popularity has to be utilised for a good cause."


The IOA is on the backfoot after Khan's appointment as goodwill ambassador of India's Olympic contingent was criticised by some top sportspersons, including star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and sprint legend Milkha Singh.

Salman, who is playing the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film 'Sultan', was named goodwill ambassador by the IOA.


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