On and off Salman Khan is known to get physically violent with fans. Some time ago he had snatched a journalist’s phone in Mumbai for clicking him while cycling. This time he is caught in a viral video snatching the phone from a fan while exiting from the airport.
There is no evidence that the phone was given back to the fan or that Salman apologized( ha ha) for his rash behaviour.
However secretly he has very little support from his fraternity.
A prominent young actor comments, “When you are in a public place you can’t stop anyone from taking your pictures. You can request the fan to not click. But whether he or she listens to you is not not in your hands.”
In the video Salman doesn’t even give the fan a chance to rectify the unwanted attention. Without a word Salman is snatching the phone and walking on angrily.
Pushing the media around is not uncommon behaviour for this Khan. Years ago he had bodily pushed a television cameraperson. When I had asked him about Salman told me was “deliberately provoked” into reacting.
However in this case I see no provocation.
A very close friend of Salman defends his behaviour. “Bhai doesn’t mind clicking a picture with a fam. But he has to be asked. If you click him without consent he gets upset.”