Dance India Dance fame Salman Yusuf Khan harassed at Bengaluru airport for not knowing Kannada; Says ‘I never lived in the country during my schooling’

Bollywood choreographer and actor Salman Yusuf Khan took to social media to share his experience at the Bengaluru airport this morning (March 15).
Salman shared a video and also penned a long note, detailing how he was harassed by the immigration officer at the Bengaluru airport. Salman shared that he was about to board a flight to Dubai and the immigration officer started talking to him in Kannada. When the choreographer politely said that he was not fluent in the language, the officer showed him his passport and called him out, saying how despite being born in the city, he did not know the language.

In a detailed caption, Salman mentioned what happened next:
I replied..that being born in Bangalore doesn’t mean I am born with language…I can be born in Bangalore and travel the world like I have always been a Saudi kid called Saudi Bought in.. (PS: I have never had Kannada as a language as I have never lived in the country during my schooling.. Whatever I know is through my friends) To which he goes to the extent of saying that.. If you can’t speak Kannada then I can doubt you… I told him that I know Hindi, the official language of my country and my mother tongue is Hindi, I Why should I know Kannada… I asked him again what is my doubt..? And he says. I can doubt you for anything…I told him…try me..and spoke a little louder and try me..three times…to which he kept quiet..I told him Said that if illiterate people like you live in this country then this country will never develop…for which he was just bowing his head and mumbling…Trying to report this incident to airport authorities But no one was guiding me. .. that I have to prove myself in front of these uneducated brutes .. @blrairport Ps: I am a proud Banglarian but what I have faced today is unacceptable… You should always encourage people to learn any local language They should be encouraged and not humiliated to know it.. and dragging the name of their parents in this.

Watch the full note and video here:

Gauahar Khan replied to the post, “Disgusting! You should have started singing national anthem in sanskrit and asked him, do you know full sanskrit???? Shame on the uneducated fools. But what is happening in our country is being encouraged by hate-mongering, polarizing politicians. #Shame.”

Salman has done many dance reality shows on TV like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Dance India Dance and many more. She has also done movies like ABCD, Street Dancer, Laxmi and others.

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