Salman Khan has faced the cameras for over two decades, and though he has been linked with many of his co-stars over the years, he has never come close to tying the knot with any of them. So what makes Salman Khan’s marriage such a widely discussed topic? Why hasn’t the handsome star even spoken publicly about his lady love?
Salman Khan Wedding – Past Relationships
Salman Khan’s marriage becomes such a curious topic because most of his contemporaries – Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan and Saif Ali Khan – have already tied the knot (at least once). In the early phase of his career, Sallu was linked to model-turned-actress Shaheen Jaffrey but very soon actress Sangeeta Bijlani also entered the picture. Their relationship didn’t work out and Sangeeta went on to marry cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin. Salman was also rumoured to be seeing actress-turned-humanitarian Somy Ali. They continue to a good rapport to this day.
Salman Khan Wedding – Relationship With Aishwarya Rai
Salman’s relationship with ex-Miss World Aishwarya Rai hit the headlines for a long time. Not only were the couple a formidable team – one hunk of a star and the other a world beauty – they even looked fabulous together. Their chemistry in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam made the film a big hit. But things were not to be. Aishwarya slammed their relationship publicly and even spoke about her abusive relationship to the media. With Vivek Oberoi going public, more dirty linen was washed in public. After Aishwarya Rai’s marriage to Abhishek Bachchan, Salman has one less ex to be linked with.
Salman Khan Wedding – Relationship With Katrina Kaif
The latest addition to Salman’s long list of relationships was starlet Katrina Kaif. The gorgeous actress’ career in Bollywood took off after they are said to have started dating, though the two did very few films together. But even though the rumour mills went on an overdrive about their relationship and fallout, Salman and Katrina never acknowledged their relationship in public. The two are said to have gone their separate ways now.
Salman Khan Wedding – Salim Khan’s Take
Salman’s father, Salim Khan has a different take on why the actor has not tied the knot yet, “All the girls, who’ve come in Salman’s life, have come at a stage in their careers when they were looking to becoming sought-after heroines. None of those girls wanted marriage. So, it suited each girl and Salman to get into a relationship but not to marry. The problem with Salman is also that once the relationship becomes serious, he starts looking for a mother figure in his girlfriends. He expects his to-be wife to cook food, raise children, dress them up, send them to school, etc., just like his own mother did. Which actress today would be willing to do all this? And since Salman comes in close proximity only to his heroines, he has affairs with them. But marriage never happens.”
Without revealing too much, Salim Khan spoke about Salman’s marriage to Katrina Kaif, “Do you think, they will get married? If marriage had to happen, it would’ve happened long back. If it has taken so long, you can be sure, marriage is not on the cards!”
Salman Khan Wedding – What Salman Has To Say
In an interview with Koimoi.com Editor Komal Nahta, a visibly irritated Salman Khan had lashed out at people constantly inquiring about his marriage. “I don’t know whom I’ll get married to but eventually, I will get married. People keep asking me ‘When are you going to get married?’ without meaning it… it irritates me, so I give them any answer…You can’t get married just because people want you to…You marry because you want to make the girl happy. When I feel the confidence that I’ll make the girl happy…that will be the right time,” the 45-year old star said.
There’s goes a saying in Hindi, sabar ka phal meetha hota hain. Or as Jean Jacques Rousseau says, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” We’re sure Salman has a sweet ‘…and they lived happily ever after’ waiting for him.