Hyderabad is one city that Salman Khan won’t forget that easily. It’s the city where last week on Tuesday afternoon Salman, Sonu Sood and Sonakshi Sinha were mobbed jostled bruised and even thrown to the ground, and there was nothing that Salman and his 30 bouncers could do to control the hysterical mob.
The situation got so out of hand that Salman not only left the scene with his colleagues in an obvious fury, he even cancelled another major event scheduled in Hyderabad for the same evening and headed straight for the airport to get home as soon as possible.
An eyewitness says, “Salman hates being pushed around in crowds. He feels he is there for the janta, so why do they need to jostle? But what happened at the In-Orbit mall in Hyderabad infuriated Salman. Sonakshi got pushed around. This was intolerable to Salman. He has made a promise to Sonakshi’s father that he will look after her. Salman can’t bear to see his promise to the concerned father being compromised in any way. He immediately headed to the airport with her and caught the first flight out of Hyderabad.”
Confirming these incidents, Sonu Sood who accompanied Salman and Sonakshi said, “All three of us were pushed around. Sonakshi and I even fell to the ground. I have bruises on my arms and legs. She too was injured. The bouncers could do nothing. Salman was like, ‘This is too much. We can’t handle this, let’s get out of here.’ He cancelled the other event and we headed back to Mumbai by an earlier flight than the one we were booked on.”
Sonakshi who was recovering from the frightening tryst with Hyderabadi hysteria at her home on Wednesday morning was yet to understand the enormity of the situation.
Says Sonakshi, “The crowds in Hyderabad did go out of control. You know how it is when Salman is in public. Everyone wants a picture with him. The security was absolutely ineffective! We had to cancel the second event in Hyderabad and return to Mumbai.”
Sonakshi had to go to Hyderabad unescorted by a family member. Her mother who generally accompanies her had to stay back in Mumbai due to a serious illness in the family.
Sonu Sood puts what the girl went through in a nutshell. “I guess Sonakshi is learning early in her career how dangerous fan attention can be.”