We all have that one person who loves to play a spoilt sport in everybody’s plans. Guess who was it on Salman Khan’s birthday? A snake. Yes, you read that right. The superstar got bitten by a snake ahead of his 56th birthday at his Panvel farmhouse. While his fans and friends from the fraternity expressed concern over this horrendous accident, the Dabangg actor assured everyone that it was a non-venomous snake, and he is doing fine.
While speaking with the reporters, Salman provided the details regarding the accident. “It wasn’t much,” he said.
He went on to add that a snake had sneaked into one of the rooms since the farmhouse is nestled in the Panvel jungle. When the snake entered the room, the kids were terrified. “So, I went in to see what was going on and asked for a stick; the stick that came was too short, so I asked for a longer one. I picked up the snake with great care and brought it out; the snake wrapped itself around the stick and began climbing upwards. I caught it with my other hand and dropped the stick so I could leave the snake (in the jungle).”
The Bigg Boss host, who is known for his dry wit, then described how the reptile bit him. “The residents in the area know what snakes are there. They started screaming ‘kandhari, kandhari, kandhari’ because it was a Kandhari snake. That’s when the snake bit me for the first time, and then there was a further commotion as they cried ‘chaavla, chaavla, chaavla’ (the snake has bit), which is when the snake bit me for the second time. Then they all cried ‘hospital, hospital, hospital,’ indicating that I needed to be brought to a hospital as soon as possible,” he stated.
He added that the snake was a bit deadly, and it bit me again since there was so much disturbance. “I was rushed to the hospital, where we discovered that it was not the giant kandhari but another sort of snake.”
He assured his well-wishers that he had taken anti-venom for all snakes. “Even the great (kandhari/cobra) and viper, because we couldn’t tell whether it was a venomous snake just by looking at it.” He continued, “After giving me the shot, I was kept there under observation for six hours.”
After celebrating his birthday, the actor also talked with the reporters who had been stationed outside his home, as is customary. He was questioned if there was any truth to rumours that he was working on a project with SS Rajamouli.
Salman offered a Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Pathaan update while dismissing the claims. “No, there isn’t anything comparable. If this happens, it will be fantastic because Rajamouli is a fantastic director. But I’m absolutely working with K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, his father. He wrote the screenplay for Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2016) and is currently working on the sequel, Pavanputra Bhaijaan. I’ll start filming it as soon as he finishes it and I finish shooting these two films (Tiger 3 and Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali). It’s possible that No Entry will be followed by a sequel. Tiger is expected to be released in December 2022.”