New Delhi: Not many get a chance like Salman Khan to be the king of almost every beauty’s heart. So what if the man has turned 49 today, he’s still successful in carving his niche as the most eligible bachelor in 40s.
With all his larger-than-life characters on screen and the charismatically benevolent image of ‘being human’ in actual life, Salman Khan is at the heights of popularity today without egoism.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that this ‘Dabangg’ Khan of Bollywood has been raved many a times for his alleged love relationship with his co-actresses. Here comes the list of ladies who had kindled the fire of love in his life at some point of time :
The very first time Salman was linked with someone was in late 80s. The newly crowned Miss India, Sangeeta Bijlani did a few films and then started dating the actor. Though the relationship went sour in the early 90s, Salman was seen supporting the actress when her marriage with the former cricketer Mohd Azharuddin was deemed unstable.
The former actress of Bollywood, who is currently running her clothing line ‘so-me designs’ along with a NGO named ‘no more tears’, is said to be one of the leading ladies in Salman Khan’s life from 1993-97. The duo called it off when Somy allegedly got upset with Salman’s excessive drinking and abusive attitude. Another reason behind their split is also believed to be Aishwarya’s entrance in Salman’s life.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The much talked about love affair of the Bollywood, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s bond flared with the hit of their legendry movie, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Their real life chemistry was very much evident with their on stage performances in various award shows and their appearances in various events together. The couple called it quits when Aishwarya publicly criticized Salman for his over-possessive behavior and filed an FIR against him.
One of the most popular ones of the Tinsel town, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s love affair started with the commencement of Katrina’s Bollywood career. The duo starred together in Maine Pyar Kyu Kiya for the first time and they appeared together for the last time in Ek Tha Tiger that remained the highest grosser of 2011. The couple was quite renowned until Ranbir’s entry into the Kapoor’s entry into the frame. Katrina’s increasing closeness with prince Kapoor did not allow Salman and her relationship to nourish further.
The pretty chirpy girl who mad her Bollywood debut with Salman Khan in Lucky, grabbed the eye balls due to her similar features with the actor’s ex-flame, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Salman was believed to get attracted to the girl and introduced her to Bollywood. Sneha now is an established actor in South Indian films.
It seemed that Salman became fond of ladies possessing features as that of his ex-flames. So, another Bollywood actress that grabbed the limelight was Zarine Khan due to her striking resemblance with Katrina Kaif. Zarine debuted opposite Salman Khan in Veer and then was seen grooving with the actor again in Ready.
Salman Khan and Claudia were rumored to be linked due to Salman’s family’s involvement in the issue. It was reported that Salman allegedly introduced the actress with foreign origin, to his family claiming to be very close friends with her. However, later Claudia stated that she and Salman are ‘just very good friends’.
The actress with Norwegian origins, Mahek acted in Salman’s ‘Wanted’ and then participated in the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 5. Salman got accused of getting biased towards the actress while hosting the show. It was also believed that Mahek’s participation in the show was influenced by Salman.
Another Salman Khan’s favourite, Sana Khan participated in the reality show Bigg Boss season 6. While during her stay in the Bigg Boss house, she kept on trying to woo the host Salman and Salman too was observed to build proximity towards the model.
When Salman Khan decided to host Bigg Boss season 7, what caught everyone’s eye during the intro-episode of the show was Salman’s getting intrigued towards Gauahar Khan. The actor held the hand of the lady and said “aap jaise ladki Bigg Boss Ke house mein waste ho jayegi, aapko yaha nahi, mere ghar mein hona chahiye tha”. Though in a mischievous way, Salman has many a times tried to compliment Gauahar Khan during her Bigg Boss stay.
One of the very recent ladies that successfully added her name to Salman’s wish list is Elli Avram. Elli, who participated in Bigg Boss’ last season, enjoyed many flattering comments by the host on the show. She was considered to be the most favorite contestant of Salman Khan on the show and even garnered his support and attention throughout her stay in the house. Salman even compared the newly debutant actress to Katrina Kaif saying that Elli was a copy of Katrina from her initial Bollywood days.
Just a while ago, Salman was reported to spend time with a Romanian anchor, Lulia Vantur. They were even clicked spending few moments in jungle and were even spotted together in Romania when the actor was shooting for ‘Jai Ho.’
Salman’s leading lady in Jai Ho, Daisy Shah was rumored to be having a good time with the actor. The lead pair is believed to have spent some quality time together during their shoot for the movie.
The latest entrant in Salman’s list of ladies is the 21-year old Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo. The American beauty queen recently revealed that she is a big fan of Salman Khan and since then the rumors of their getting together are doing rounds.