Salman Yusuff Khan claims he was asked to speak in Kannada at Bengaluru airport, reveals details of his harrowing experience- WATCH

Choreographer Salman Yusuff Khan shared a video on Instagram and revealed details about an unkind experience he faced at the Bengaluru airport on Wednesday. Salman shared the video along with a long note. The choreographer revealed he was asked to speak Kannada by an immigration officer at the airport. He added that the officer also dragged his parents into the conversation. Salman went on to add that he is trying to report the incident to the airport authorities ‘but no one seems to be guiding me’.

Salman reveals he was harassed at the airport

Salman, who was last seen as a judge on the reality show Dance Plus 6, wrote, “@kempegowdainternationalairporton my way to dubai and I meet this immigration officer who speaks to me in Kannada .. and I in my broken Kannada try to tell him that I understand the language but can’t speak so well to which he continues to speak in Kannada and shows me my passport and points out my name and my birth place and my fathers name and his birthplace and has the audacity to tell me that .. you and your father are born in bangalore and u can’t speak Kannada .. to which I replied .. that being born in bangalore doesn’t mean I’m born with the language.”

Salman added, “I could be born in Bangalore and travelled the world like I have been always a Saudi child bought up in Saudi .. (ps: I have never had Kannada as a language as I never lived in the country during my schooling .. what ever little that I know is through my friends ) to which he goes to the extent of saying that .. if u can’t speak Kannada I can suspect you …

Salman further added, “I told him that I know my nations official language Hindi and my mother tongue is Hindi why should I know Kannada. I asked him again suspect me for what? And he says. I can just suspect you for anything. I told him TRY ME And get a little louder and repeated TRY ME… thrice…

The choreographer went on to add, “To which he kept quiet ..I told him that if uneducated people like you continue to live in this country this country will never grow… To which he just kept his head down and murmuring … Trying to report this incident to the airport authorities but no one seems to be guiding me .. well this is wht I get to represent my city and win national accolades.. that I have to prove my self to these uneducated Brutes [email protected].”

Salman ended his note by saying he’s a ‘proud Bangalorean’ and added that a person should not demean anyone for not knowing the local language.

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