There were enough controversies through 2016 to keep us outraged, offended or just plain bewildered
Salman Khan seemed to be in a jovial mood and giggled away with co-star Anushka Sharma and director Ali Abbas Zafar at the press meet. A journo asked for a reaction to Aamir Khan's recent statement about Salman being a bigger superstar and if he thinks he has become the numero uno star in Bollywood
"Should I give you something to survive for the next two weeks? If I don't say anything, I am boring. See, I understand your responsibility towards your job. But if I say something, my people won't like it. So you guys tell me what you want me to do," said Salman Khan
"First my reaction was just to find out if it's really true that he said that. And quite honestly, after that, a lot has been spoken about it. We obviously all understand that it was rather insensitive. But now when I look at it today, when everything has happened and lot of debates have happened, it was something I was surprised by that it was said the way it was said," said Anushka
Salman was dressed in a green tee and skull cap. His film Sultan released on Wednesday. It opened to great reviews and was praised by audiences and critics alike. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Sultan also stars Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda and Amit Sadh
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film is a story of an Olympic award winning wrestler who struggles and finally wins to resurrect his lost glory.
Salman Khan hosted a special screening of Sultan in Mumbai on July 5. Dia Mirza, Huma Qureshi, Riteish Deshmukh, Waheeda Rahman and Asha Parekh attended. Family present included Salman's father Salim Khan, and step-mother Helen
Priyanka Chopra is home from many months abroad filming Quantico and Baywatch and she's catching up with friends
Aamir Khan is, as of now, the only top star to have condemned Salman's remark without qualification
"Sometimes you don't intent to, but you say something that gets misconstrued. Or you don't realize you said something wrong. Most people can delete it and it will go away, but when you're a public figure it gets retained and is used against you a lot," said Arjun kapoor
"I wasn't present when he made the comment but going by media reports, I feel what he said was unfortunate and rather insensitive," said Aamir
"Normally people apologise to get rid of the problem but, I meant it hoping that the problem would be over. What is the meaning of getting an apology from a person under the guillotine, who knows rightly or wrongly that he has not committed a crime"