Salman Khan extends apology to Athiya for not following her, father Suniel Shetty says, “Salman is family”

In a recent episode of ‘Pinch’ season 2, Salman Khan realized he doesn’t follow Athiya Shetty on Instagram. Read more to know Suneil Shetty’s reaction.

Megastar Salman Khan recently made an appearance on his brother, Arbaaz Khan’s talk show, ‘Pinch’ season 2. On the show, Arbaaz Khan questioned him about the people he follows on Instagram.

Taking about the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor’s fan following he said while Salman has 42.2 million Instagram followers, he only follows 27 people. Arbaaz, then went on to present him with three options: Katrina Kaif, Sangeeta Bijlani, and Athiya Shetty, and Salman had to guess which of the three he wasn’t following on Instagram.


Salman initially assumed it was Sangeeta, but Arbaaz informed him that it was actually actor Athiya Shetty. Salman then apologises to Athiya with folded hands and says he will now follow her.

Although Athiya Shetty is yet to react to the episode, her father Suniel Shetty responded as he stated the gesture to be cute. In conversation with a leading daily, Suniel said, “Salman is family. Whatever he does he does from his heart. When he said sorry to Athiya on screen, it is the cutest thing to happen. They have a beautiful relationship.”

He further added, “As for me, I cherish my relationship with him. And, it takes a man to say sorry. Fantastic!”