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Born to the acclaimed scriptwriter of Bollywood, Salim Khan and his first wife, Sushila Charak, Salman Khan became the Prem of the industry. The 23-year-old Salman had made his debut in the Hindi film industry with the film, Biwi Ho To Aisi but his audience’ hearts stuck to him Fevicol Se with his boy-next-door charm in Maine Pyar Kiya. Salman’s journey from Prem to Dabangg Chulbul Pandey has made him the most-Wanted hero of generations and just as much as his professional life has garnered the love of his audience, his personal life or rather love life too, make it to the headlines every now and then. (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor Revealed He And Kareena Kapoor Dated Within A Week Of Meeting Each Other [Throwback])
The most eligible bachelor of B-town, Salman Khan is 54 and despite his fair share of girlfriends, he’s still single. “When will Salman Khan get married?” is the one question that the nation has been asking Bollywood’s bhaijaan and every time, he dodges the question with his wit. In his career spanning over three decades, Salman was linked to many B-town actresses including Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif and the latest being Romanian television presenter, Iulia Vantur.
During the promotions of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, when Kajol and Ajay Devgn had visited Salman Khan’s show, Bigg Boss 13, the actress had asked him if there was a girl whom he liked but never confessed his feelings to. Salman had recalled his childhood love whom he had bumped into around 15 years ago and even her dog had bitten him at that time. Salman had recalled, “I really liked her but didn’t tell her out of fear of rejection. Three of my friends, individually, at some point of time, had an affair with her. And I got to know this later that she actually liked me.” Revealing the reason why he is glad he didn’t confessed his feelings to her, Salman had said, “Thank god I didn’t tell her, she was a grandmother. She said, ‘My grandchildren are fans of yours. They love your movies’.” Salman had burst into laughter when he said that had he married her, he would have been a grandfather by now.
Though Salman Khan has distanced himself from marriage, he had expressed his desire to become a father. When his sister, Arpita Khan Sharma had welcomed her second child, a daughter, Ayat Sharma on Salman Khan’s birthday, he had expressed his feeling on becoming mama again. During a media interaction as he had celebrated his birthday with them, Salman had remarked, “Abhi hogaya mama ka, chacha ka, bas ab baap banna baki hai.” (Also Read: Farah Khan Had A Love Interest In Karan Johar And Had Proposed Him For Marriage)
According to the reports in 2017, Salman Khan was planning to embrace fatherhood in the next two years. The then 52-year-old actor had also mentioned that his parents are looking forward to becoming grandparents again and so there are chances that he might think about fulfilling their wish. Salman had stated, “I do want to have a child, but with child, the mother comes. And when the mother comes, big complications happen as I am not the husband material. I am the father type. It will be unfair for anyone to think that I will change him. I will not change. I sometimes feel surrogate type ka ho jaye, but then look how close we are to our mothers so when the kid grows up he or she will ask maa kaun? They will then think that my father for his own selfish reasons has kept us without a mother. And then my parents too would like to see my children. So it’s all very complex.”
No year passes by when Salman Khan’s wedding speculations doesn’t make it to the headlines. It’s been years since the conjectures of Salman dating Iulia Vantur had been churning in the rumours mills, and in 2015, Salman had addressed the reports by saying that it doesn’t bother him. In an interview with the Mumbai Mirror, Salman had said, "There is a lot of buzz about a lot of things about me, which is never true. Yes, I read what is written, hear what is said, and my right answer to your question would be that I am indifferent to all of it. The small things don't bother me at all, but they bother my parents. And THAT really bothers me." (Also Read: 7 Bollywood Divas Who Dated Salman Khan, The Most Eligible Bachelor Of Bollywood)
On the work front, Salman Khan is set to host the next season of Bigg Boss and his fans are super-excited.