"God should decide who is the best man for the country and the best man should be the PM," Khan, who was in town for promoting his film 'Jai Ho', told reporters at Ghatlodia in the city standing alongside Modi during the annual kite festival organised as part of Makar Sankranti festival.
Notwithstanding persistent media queries about whether he backed Modi as next prime minister, Salman, whose remarks have often set off controversies, refused to be drawn into a fresh one.
"I belong to the film line. I can clearly answer questions on films. On politics, because of my limited knowledge I will not be able to give clear answers. If I begin answering your questions, I will get trapped," Salman, apparently wiser with experience, said.
The actor had stirred a major controversy by his remark that 26/11 terror attack had got so much attention because the "elite" were targeted.
"It was the elite that was targeted this time. Five star hotels and stuff. So they panicked. Then they got up and spoke about it. My question is why not before. Attacks have happened in trains and small towns too, but no one talked about it so much," he had told a Pakistani TV channel, triggering an uproar.
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