Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who came here today to perform in the opening ceremony of Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League (BBPL), paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
“He (Bangabandhu) has made Bangladesh … he is the Father of the Nation,” Salman said in his brief speech at the end of the inaugural function of the BBPL, the special edition of BPL T20 to mark the birth centenary of Bangabandhu.
Salman Khan along with another Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif appeared together at the colourful stage at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here tonight before their last performance.
Salman Khan congratulated the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation.
He also mentioned the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, saying she was elected the prime minister for the third consecutive time.
“Bangladesh people loved her (the prime minister) so much,” she said.
Salman Khan also referred to the name of Bangladesh’s National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
“My father told me that when you will go upon the stage, one man name you must take he is Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam … my father is his big fan and he read most of his kabitas (poems),” he said.
Katrina Kaif in her address thanked the BBPL organizers for inviting them in the opening ceremony of the tournament and showed interest to come to Bangladesh again.
Both Salman and Katrina pointed out their meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the opening ceremony of the BBPL. “It was a wonderful moment for us,” they said.
They ended their speech uttering the slogan “Joy Bangla” and “Joy Bangabandhu”.