Bonding between neighbours is thing of past: Salman Khan

Salman Khan
Salman Khan

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan today said that the “neighbouring -neighbourly culture” is not seen now a days and mentioned that the traditional friendship and connection between neighbours in India is now forlornly a thing of the past as same bond can’t be seen.

Salman Khan is hosting the 11th edition of the controversial reality TV show “Bigg Boss” and the show this time is themed around neighbours. Talking on the subject Salman shared some of the memories of his childhood and said: “When I was growing up, not here in Galaxy (apartments), but before that… there was an exchange of warmth between ‘padosis’ (neighbours).”

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“Around 60 families used to stay in that area and people had a connection. Doors were never shut, we used to play around and in the evening, men of the house sat together and conversed. Women of the house used to talk about ‘What is cooked in your house?’ There was an exchange of food… the environment was quite different then,” added the 51-year-old. Still, the “Dabangg” actor feels fortunate.

He further went on to say: “I think I am very lucky because when we shifted to Galaxy, we had the same kind of atmosphere. You know, behind my house, there is a colony called Virendra Colony, where all the boys were growing up together, had the same bonding.

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“Though all of them are now working abroad, whenever they come back for festivals or vacation, they come back together. And you know, it’s like that cheerfulness comes along,” he added.