It has become beyond obsession for our Bollywood crazy nation to know when the 50+ actor superstar Salman Khan will get married. And he has been doing a good job of keeping everyone guessing.
When he became a superstar overnight with Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989 he was already dating former Miss India/model/actress Sangeeta Bijlani. It was perhaps the only time he was open about his relationship. It was almost certain they were going to get married but the media only got taarikh pe taarikh. The marriage never happened. They got separated and Sangeeta eventually became Mrs Azharuddin. Salman’s philandering ways are blamed for this breakup. They are good friends till today.
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Love with a fan
Somy Ali was a big fan of Salman who had come from the USA to meet him and also try her luck in Bollywood. She did not succeed in Bollywood, but she got to be the girlfriend of her idol. They were serious and Somy had become almost a part of the Khan household. But one day Somy went back to the USA, breaking it off with Salman due to his alleged abusive behaviour and drinking. Recently they have reconnected and are friends now.
Love blossomed on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Aishwarya Rai was different from his other girlfriends. Salman was always insecure in the relationship, maybe because he never believed he was good enough for the former Miss World. The relationship was destructive for both, affecting their careers. Salman was reduced to a stalker and abusive partner and Aishwarya was tormented. She had to break it off, but the aftereffect of this relationship stayed for years. First, there was conflict between Salman and Vivek Oberoi, Aishwarya’s next alleged boyfriend, which finished Vivek’s career. Then Shahrukh and Salman were engaged in a long feud, which started because Shahrukh teased Salman about Aishwarya in his then girlfriend Katrina’s birthday party.
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Love or something
Katrina Kaif was another girl from abroad with Bollywood dreams who became his girlfriend and it is an open secret that Salman became her golden ticket to Bollywood. They never talked about their relationship in the media so no one really knows why they broke it off. Katrina moved on with Ranbir Kapoor. Now Katrina is single and friends with Salman.
Salman has a tendency to scout newcomers a.k.a. Sneha Ullal and Zarine Khan, who look like his exes. They get roles in his films and then, going by the rumour mills, he has ‘a thing’ with them. This may show he is pining for his lost loves or all these are just coincidences? It’s difficult to say.
Lately Salman is linked with the Romanian model Iulia Vantur. They have been snapped by paps in parties or hanging out with Salman’s family. The reports are that Salman is totally smitten. Will he be lucky this time?
The V Bomb
He dropped a big bomb on Koffee with Karan when he declared, ‘I am a virgin’. Was he just lying or did he mean it metaphorically or literally? His fans, who are no less than cult followers, refuse to believe he just lied.
In the shady corners of the Internet whispers started appearing about his sexuality. A few have theories about him being gay, but the conspiracy theorists love the theory that he is asexual because that clearly explains his being a virgin and especially his being friends with most of his exes.
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We at Bonobology don’t give credence to rumours much, so we just wish the birthday boy gets lucky in love pretty soon.