Salman had recently arranged a celebrity cricket match which saw people from Bollywoodland playing alongside Pakistani cricketers. The match was organized for his charity Being Human at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, designed for philanthropists in Dubai to become familiar with Being Human and the work it does.
Salman spoke up about playing with Pakistanis for the charity, dismissing the animosity between both countries as something that is not what the majority in India and Pakistan wants. The match saw Bollywood creatures such as Sharman Joshi, Riya Sen, Suneil Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, and Riteish Deshmukh rubbing shouilders on the oval with Imran Nazir and Shoaib Akhtar etc.
"We don't like it, we don't believe in it," Salman Khan said of the Indo-Pak enmity, especially in view of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. "It's got nothing to do with the public, it's to do with a minority."
Salman looks to the brighter side when speaking about the relationship between India and Pakistan. "It's a fraction of people who start something like 26/11 - what will come out of the match is India and Pakistan not playing against each other, but playing together and walking together. That's a good message."
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