Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Tuesday remained ambiguous in his public comments on India's next prime ministerial candidate and said that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will get what is in his destiny.
Salman, who was in Gujarat for the kite festival, neither openly endorsed Modi, nor said anything, self-admittedly, that can land him in a controversy.
He said God, in fact, should decide the next prime minister of India. He, however did play a wildly cheering crowd and asked them if they wanted to see Modi as their next PM.
"I think the best man for the country, for all of us, God should decide. And the best man for the country should be the PM of the country," Salman, who had a lunch date with Modi in Ahmedabad, told the crowd. "There's a good man standing here with us," he said pointing at Modi.
Dressed in jeans and a black T-shirt, Salman stood beside a smiling Modi, wearing dark shades. Salman praised the development model in the state. "I've come back here after several years and I'm noticing the development. But my opinion will not matter. Yours will," he said. "I have just come here to promote 'Jai Ho', meet Modi saab and am delighted to see you as well," the actor said.
Salman said his only wish for Modi is that he gets what is due to him.
He repeatedly insisted that the people vote for the person they think is the best candidate for the country's top post. 'Aap ke liye Modi saab hai best man?' Salman asked the crowd. The crowd chanted back 'yes' and 'Jai Ho'.
When asked if he would campaign for Modi, Salman sidestepped the question saying he was currently too busy campaigning for Jai Ho.
Earlier, Modi tweeted: Having Undhiyu for lunch with Salman Khan. Undhiyu is a Gujarati delicacy and is a must-have during Uttarayan.