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Salman Khan opens up on owning mistakes while discussing Kabir Bedi's autobiography
On Thursday, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan spoke with legendary actor Kabir Bedi via video chat regarding the latter’s memoirs, ‘Stories I Must Tell.’ “I’ve shared a lot of the glories I’ve witnessed, but I’ve also talked about the mistakes I’ve made, and I hope everyone can benefit from that,” Bedi said of his book.
Salman replied, speaking in Hindi and English: "That is the most difficult thing... to own the mistakes that one has done. Everyone denies that. I am one of those persons sitting right in front of you. I always said, 'yeh maine nahi kiya (I haven't done this)'. But if you have said that 'yes, I've done this mistake and I've tried to rectify it this way', that takes a lot of courage."
"There are times when I have made mistakes. I have come and said sorry. Mistakes do happen but then repeating the same mistakes again is not okay," he added.
Talking about why honesty is important while penning a book, Salman said: "When you write a book, the most courageous thing is to go look deep inside your soul. When you are writing, whether I should write this or not... And then you say, to hell with it, I am just going to be honest with myself and honest to everyone, and I am going to write the honest truth what all has happened with me."
Replying to Salman, Bedi said: "That's the journey that I had to go through. And I have explored many things in this book -- career, successes, triumphs, failures, love relationships..."
Interrupting him with a smile, Salman said: "Now this is something that I should learn from you sir!"
Sharing the video clip on his Instagram, Kabir Bedi wrote: "Salman Khan and I talk about what it took to tell the story of my life honestly, and how I wrote my book in the pandemic. #StoriesIMustTell seems to have touched many of you and that's a great gift for a debut author. I thank you ALL for your love and appreciation. Thank you @beingsalmankhan."
- by Associated Press