At an event in Mumbai yesterday, actor Salman Khan was asked if hosts should be careful with their jokes on stage. As per a report in Times of India, the Tiger 3 actor replied, “It’s important for a host to be sensitive. Humour should always be above the belt and never below the belt.” Salman shared his views after Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars.
Salman has hosted shows like Bigg Boss, Dus Ka Dum and others. The actor added, “Whenever I have hosted Bigg Boss and something wrong has happened with one of the contestants that has made me angry or disappointed, I say it out in the show, but I know there’s a limit. End of the day, the contestants are also living in the house and they have to perform, so learn to be patient and sensitive towards them. I don’t cross a line. Whatever I have to say, I say it on the given Saturday and then on Sunday I am all normal.”
Salman further said, “Even the contestants know that no one likes a blabber mouth or a loud mouth. If they blabber too much, it’s not going to help their careers. No one in the film industry wants to work with a blabber mouth.”
For the unversed, the Will Smith slap controversy created a huge uproar on social media. The King Richard actor slapped host Chris at Oscars 2022 who cracked a joke on his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith who has a medical condition alopecia . Will later apologised to the academy and also to Chris for his behaviour.