Salman Khan, who has always been controversy's favourite child, once again sparked a fresh debate after he expressed his views on the war between two nations saying that the warmongers should be sent on the front.
The actor condemned the wars and pitched for peace across the world. He asserted that it isn't the solution. Salman made this statement during the media conference of his upcoming movie 'Tubelight' which itself is set on the backdrop of 1962 Indo-China war.
"I think those who order war should be sent to the war front, given guns and asked to fight first. It will stop in one day. Their hand and legs will start trembling... It will stop and they will go straight to the table and have discussions," Salman told media.
Salman, who played a peace messenger in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', carries an olive branch in 'Tubelight', too.
Asked for his opinion on war, the actor, who plays a missing soldier's fanciful brother, said the film uses war to talk of peace.
Khan's attention was drawn to the film 'Border' which marks its 20th year this month, and which revolved around an India-Pakistan war. Did his film similarly deal with conflict between India and China, he was asked.
"We have just used it (the India-China war) as a background. Basically, whenever there is a war, soldiers of both sides die. Their families are left without their sons and their fathers," he said.
The war, he added, only serves as the backdrop to the Kabir Khan-directed film, an official adaptation of the Mexican-American 2015 war drama, "Little Boy".
Salman's brother, Sohail, who plays the role of the missing soldier, said nobody supported wars, but conflicts never ended.
"You can ask anybody but they will not say that war is good. They will say that war is bad... Conflicts are solved across the table... Nobody supports war but it happens. Nobody knows why," he said.
Salman interrupted Sohail to give his own solution on how to end a war. "Tell those who ask for war to move to the front. Tell them, Here, pick up guns and fight. War will end in a day," he said.
'Tubelight', also starring Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and child actor Matin Rey Tangu in key roles, will hit the screens on June 23 this year.
(with PTI inputs)