Salman Khan with Olympian Mirabai Chanu
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Bollywood actor Salman Khan surprised fans on Wednesday by sharing a picture with Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who secured the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the 49kg category.

The ‘Sultan’ actor shared the photo on Instagram, in which he gave Chanu a hug and in the caption congratulated her on her win at the recently held Olympics.

“Happy for u silver medalist @mirabai_chanu .. lovely meeting with u ... best wishes always!” he wrote.

The 55-year-old star also shared the same photo on his Twitter handle, which was reposted by Chanu, along with which she wrote, “Thank you so much @BeingSalmanKhan sir. I am a big fan of you and it was like a dream come true for me.”

Earlier in an interview, Chanu had confessed that she was a fan of Khan.

Chanu won the silver medal win in the women’s weightlifting 49kg category. Earlier, actress Anushka Sharma had also expressed her admiration for Chanu, sharing a picture of earrings that she wore to the match.

Anil Kapoor wrote in a tweet, “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu !! This is incredible!! #TeamIndia #Cheer4India.”

Abhishek Bachchan also tweeted, “Congratulations @mirabai_chanu on bringing India a silver medal in weightlifting and giving us a strong start!”

Khan will be next seen in ‘Kick 2’ alongside Jacqueline Fernandez. He also has ‘Tiger 3’ with Katrina Kaif and a special appearance in Shah Rukh Khan-led ‘Pathan’. He will also be seen in ‘Antim’ which co-stars his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma.