MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says the “neighbouring (neighbourly) culture” and the traditional camaraderie and bonding between neighbours in India is now sadly a thing of the past..
Remembering his childhood neighbours, Salman told IANS in an interview: “When I was growing up, not here in Galaxy (apartments), but before that… there was an exchange of warmth between padosis (neighbours).”.
“Around 60 families used to stay in that area and people had a connection. Doors were never shut, we used to play around and in the evening, men of the house sat together and conversed. Women of the house used to talk about ‘What is cooked in your house?’ There was an exchange of food… the environment was quite different then,” added the 51-year-old..
Still, the Dabangg actor feels fortunate. “I think I am very lucky because when we shifted to Galaxy, we had the same kind of atmosphere. You know, behind my house, there is a colony called Virendra Colony, where all the boys were growing up together, had the same bonding..
The Prem Ratan Dhan Payo actor has inspired many, whether to stay fit or to contribute to society, the way he gets involved in charitable acts. – IANS.