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Goodwill Ambassadors at Rio Olympics: Salman Khan questions AR Rahman, Sachin Tendulkar's appointment
When Bollywood actor Salman Khan's name emerged as India's "Goodwill Ambassador" at 2016 Rio Olympics, it was the hot topic of debate in the country and almost everyone had an opinion about it.

Salman's appointment turned into a controversy in no time with an argument that a sporting icon could have been a better choice than a celebrity from the world of glamour.

But now, as the ace music composer AR Rahman and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar have also been chosen for the same position, Salman Khan has question the decision of taking them on board.

The actor was quoted as saying in an interview to HT, "The media should have done the same when Sachin and Rahman were roped in. Why didn't that happen? Why didn't the media give them the same coverage that they gave me?"

Khan clarified his stand saying, "In their cases too, while one isn't a sportsperson, the other has only played one sport. Does Rahman need a state level certificate or a national-level medal to be called a sportsperson? In fact, all the kids who have tried out certain sports and haven't won a medal, aren't sportspersons? All the kids who follow a sportsperson aren't sportsperson? So why just pick me?"

When the actor was asked whether his criminal records fueled the disputation, he retorted, "So you have issues with one person who has court cases becoming the Olympic Goodwill ambassador. But there are so many politicians who have court cases against them? Desh Zyaada important hai ya Olympics? For me, the country is important so I am ready to leave my post as the ambassador if the politicians also leave. There are so many people who have scams, corruption, and rapes but they are still there."

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