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Salman not Pappu, he can dance – Aamir Khan
It’s official. The ‘Pappu can’t dance’ number in the latest Aamir Khan production wasn’t meant to poke fun at actor Salman Khan.
Aamir, with nephew Imran Khan in tow, set the record straight on Salman’s television gameshow ‘Dus Ka Dum’.
In an episode telecast on Friday, host Salman asked Aamir if he was the Pappu referred to in the song in Imran’s debut film “Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na.”
The lyrics refer to someone named Pappu as a “muscular bachelor” with an “MBA” who can’t dance.
Aamir’s answer: Salman cannot be Pappu simply because -
a) Salman does not have an MBA
b) Salman dances extremely well
Well, that surely puts media speculation to rest. But I must say Aamir Khan seems to be having a tough time placating fellow Bollywood actors. One big question remains – does he really have a dog named Shah Rukh?