Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that the government will take the help of actor Salman Khan to convince people to take the jab in vaccine-hesitant Muslim-dominated areas. The minister revealed that even though Maharashtra has given a maximum number of doses; in a few places with Muslim populations the pace is slow. And to overcome the vaccine hesitancy, govt is going to use Salman Khan.
Maharashtra minister's plan
"There is still some vaccine hesitancy in Muslim-dominated areas. We have decided to use Salman Khan and religious leaders to convince the Muslim community to take the vaccine. Religious leaders and film actors wield great influence and people listen to them," he said.
Maharashtra has administered over 10.25 crore vaccine doses so far.
Salman Khan is lonely
On the work front, Salman Khan would be seen in Antim: The Final Truth. Salman would be seen with brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in the film that has been helmed by Mahesh Manjrekar. "Sometimes what happens is, there are some things that I can talk to him which normal guy can't talk. I always feel, even now I feel and tell him also, 'Salman, tu shaadi nahi karta uska issue hai mere ko.' I really want Tomorrow I want to see Salman's son. I feel I can actually talk to him about that. Half the time he just brushes me aside but I really feel he needs someone to come back to," he had recently said in an interview about Salman.