Salman Khan is probably Bollywood’s favourite whipping boy. From jail to girlfriends, from shooting off his mouth to threatening calls; this man had done it all. Yet, his romantic affairs continue to be the most talked about in town. Whether it was with ex-model Sangeeta Bijlani, ex-Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or the sexy Bollywood siren Katrina Kaif, his romantic affiliations have always made headlines.
Salman and Katrina have been less than secretive about their relationship, but have always evaded questions about it from the media. And who wouldn’t? Everytime either of their movies is set to hit theatres, the stage is set. With neither giving any clear answers, we found one man, honest enough to acknowledge their status. And who better than Salman’s father Salim Khan.
Papa Khan doesn’t deny his eldest son’s numerous affairs or Katrina Kaif’s presence in his life, “I can’t say if Katrina is in Salman’s life. Whenever a decision stretches for so long a time, I think we can say that the ideal he was looking for, is not there. If a marriage decision stretches for so long, it usually does not happen. It means that the person is not 100% sure to get into it… Whenever girls have come into Salman’s life, they were looking to be movie stars. So settling down was the last thing on their minds. So the relationships reached a saturation point and then fizzled out.”
Salim Khan is unworried about Salman’s marriage either. He is clear that he doesn’t want to hurry his son into wedlock. He says that Salman’s kundli clearly mentions that he will get married. “There’s a contradiction in Salman’s character. He gets attracted to women from his industry only…his co-stars become his love interests. Once a relationship is established, he starts looking for his mom in them. Now that is not possible. A woman who has just started her career can’t be doing stuff like preparing meals, washing clothes, preparing kids and yet lead the hectic life of a movie star! This expectation can’t be met by a woman who has just started her film career…not even if she tries.”
Till Salman finds that lucky girl, we’ll have our fingers crossed for him.