Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi recently made an appearance on the hit television programme Had Kar Di, where he revealed endearing stories about his encounters with Indian superstars Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.
Shahid said that his affiliation with Salman was designed to serve as a testament to his conviction in the power of leveraging celebrity influence to transcend boundaries when the host showed a picture of him and Salman and inquired what the reason behind it.
The cricketing icon intended to contribute to the improvement of relations between India and Pakistan given the lingering political tensions between the two neighbours. India is on the other side, and Pakistan is on the other. Shahid stated, “We were expecting to accomplish something that would enhance ties between the two nations.”
Additionally, he praised Salman for his efforts to spread goodwill through his charity, Being Human, and spoke highly of the actor. “God has blessed Salman with a beautiful heart, and he is doing a fantastic job, as is his foundation (Being Human).” He’s a wonderful person.
However, Shahid has established cross-border relationships with other people besides Salman. In a moment of defeat for the Pakistan cricket team, he recalled his first meeting with renowned Indian movie star Aamir. “I entered the room after our World Cup semi-final loss in 2011, and [Aamir] approached me there. We had never met before. He arrived, seated, and we briefly conversed. He commended the work we did. We got to know each other,” Shahid said. When they set off on a spiritual adventure together, their friendship grew stronger.
These endearing meetings between afridi, Salman, and Aamir show how friendship and cross-cultural contact can bring people from different countries together. Shahid promotes the value of compassion, optimism, and the sharing of experiences in fostering a more peaceful society through these interactions. The tales highlight his close relationships with these Bollywood celebrities while also shedding light on initiatives to improve ties between India and Pakistan.