We all are familiar with Salman Khan and his ‘misadventures' with driving. This Bollywood superstar was convicted in a hit-and-run case in 2002, when apparently he was drunk driving his SUV when it ran over people sleeping on a pavement in Mumbai. The actor was accused of killing one man and injuring four others but somehow, when this case came into limelight all over again, some thirteen years later, the High Court gave Khan the clean chit. The basis for the shocking verdict was that the court couldn't find enough evidence to prove that he was inebriated and driving the car.
The actor might have moved on from this controversy but the internet never forgets.
When a UAE-based news portal published a report saying that Salman Khan would be travelling to Dubai on September 7 to inaugurate a driving centre's latest branch, Twitter users went crazy.September 6, 2017
The trolling spree began just after this hard-to-believe announcement was made. Within hours, Twitter was flooded with tweets full of sarcasm and comparisons between the Bollywood celeb and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi were made.
We have compiled the best of the jokes and memes that erupted on Twitter:
Rahul Gandhi is giving a speech on AI
Salman Khan inaugurating driving school.
Waiting for kim jong un to speak about democracy.
Daily dose of irony for the day. #SalmanKhan launches a driving school in Dubai. Black buck conservation next?— Arunoday Mukharji (@ArunodayM) September 7, 2017
Exclusive pic of a car which belongs to one of the drivers from Salman Khan's driving school. pic.twitter.com/CjX1AaGpAv— Ujwal Kr Singh (@UjwalKS) September 7, 2017
Rahul will speak on Artificial intelligence ,Salman khan will inaugurate a Driving centre in dubai.
End of the planet is near.
Oh the Irony!!
Do they have a Drink & Drive special?https://t.co/HX0guhPMNS
Irony died and took punarjanam after this - Salman Khan in Dubai to launch driving centre https://t.co/shrrUmU76u— mudassar (@mudassarb) September 6, 2017
Up next : Gurmeet Ram Rahim to inaugurate women's safety centre. pic.twitter.com/MXjg83Mi6s— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) September 6, 2017 September 7, 2017
The driving school inauguration is a private, invite-only function, and Salman would be joined by the famous 15-year-old YouTuber, Rashed Belhasa who is the son of Emirates' most successful billionaire entrepreneur, Saif Ahmed Belhasa. The young lad rose to fame with his channel ‘Money Kicks' and is the youngest billionaire on Instagram.
Salman is known to be an avid car collector while Rashed owns several luxury cars, including a custom-made Louis Vuitton Ferrari, which managed to make Khan drool. The Belhasa Driving Centre will be the company's fifth branch and the biggest driving centre in the Middle East. It will include an in-house eye testing facility, a cafeteria, VIP training facilities in Range Rover and Mercedes vehicles, as well as a training department dedicated to women.
Salman Khan, who is currently in Abu Dhabi shooting for ‘Tiger Zinda Hai', took a break especially to be present at this event.
He was previously trolled on social media in June this year, when he spoke on road safety at the launch of e-cycles sold under his brand, Being Human.