Hello Superstar, She is Dipa Karmakar, Not Deepika
There had been huge criticism when Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA). Now, the ‘Dabangg’ Khan has proved why he is not the deserving person.
Speaking at the trailer launch of his younger brother Sohail Khan’s new film ‘Freaky Ali’ on Sunday, Salman Khan twice called the name of India’s gymnast Dipa Karmakar wrong. When Salman forgot Dipa’s name and pronounced her Deepika, a journalist corrected him by saying the name, Dipti. The notorious Khan then said, “Yes, Dipti”.
This incident happened just few hours after Dipa made history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to qualify for the individual vault finals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She finished 8th in the qualifying round and will next compete in the finals scheduled for August 14.
Salman is now facing severe criticism for misnaming the star athlete of India, who is a bright hope to win a medal for the country. Being Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) Goodwill Ambassador, Salman Khan must have shown at least a bit of enthusiasm to find out how Indian athletes are performing in Rio and what their names were.