The eldest of the three sons of well-known screenplay writer Salim Khan, Salman Khan has 31.1mn followers on Twitter and his fan following is getting bigger by the day. Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor has had a very interesting life which was marked by blockbuster movies and being part of one controversy after another. Both his personal and professional life have been surrounded with all spices of life and even at the age of 52, the handsome actor is still single and not yet settled down.
Currently, he’s shooting for Race 3, which is the third instalment of the ‘Race’ series and is being directed by Remo D’Souza. The shooting is happening in Bangkok as we speak and Salman gave us a glimpse via his Twitter handle:
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 16, 2018
While his bank balance, superstardom and handsome physique might be enough to lure any woman, his life has proved to be controversial for them. So let’s have a look into his no-so-ideal-history, to judge if he can be “THE ONE” for you single ladies.
1. He’s too comfy around hot women!
The beautiful and gorgeous actor Elli Avram created quite a buzz when she was linked with the Bigg Boss season 7 host in 2013. While she was gearing up for her Bollywood debut Mickey Virus (2013), her chemistry and closeness with Salman garnered a lot of attention. Even though the film failed to make an impact, their controversial linkup didn’t leave our minds.
2. He spills Cola on you if you’re caught drinking!
In one notorious incident, an angry Khan had emptied a bottle of cola over the head of his ex-girlfriend Somy Ali in a restaurant. The ’90s actress who is best remembered for her fame as his ex-girlfriend, disclosed he did so after getting miffed watching her drink for the first time.
3. He can beat you to pulp when he’s possessive!
Salman’s turbulent love life with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 2002 isn’t new to the world. Their violent relationship came out in the open when the ex Miss World confessed that he allegedly harassed her constantly – a charge he has denied. Salman’s infamous ruckus outside her home forced Aishwarya to walk out of their relationship amidst claims that he used to physically assault her. Would you like a blue eye every now and then?
4. He doesn’t spare animals either!
Khan along with his co-stars of Hum Saath Saath Hain caused much uproar after they were arrested in Jodhpur for illegally hunting and killing a protected Blackbuck and Chinkara in 1998. He was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison in 2006, but spent less than a week inside before being released on bail. The idea of a hunting husband is still daunting, isn’t it?
5. He’s dangerous on the roads!
No one got so much attention as Salman Khan in 2002, when he allegedly ran over his car into a bakery in Mumbai, killing one and injuring four on the pavements outside. In the hit-and-run incident, the Bombay High Court acquitted Salman of all criminal charges just months after he’d been found guilty by a trial court. However, would you still allow him behind the wheels if you go for a night out?!
6. He defends his EX in front of his CURRENT!
In 2008, Salman got into an ugly and very public brawl at Katrina Kaif’s birthday bash with SRK. The cold war started with SRK made remarks about Salman’s ex Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and this didn’t go down well with the Dabaang actor. They later made up at Baba Siddique’s Iftaar party, but Katrina still saw how old hearts could still flame!
7. He’s outspoken but lands in trouble often!
Salman had irked the entire nation with his comments on the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. In an interview to a Pakistani channel, he mentioned that the attacks were highlighted because they were targeted towards Mumbai’s rich and elite and because they took place at a prominent 5-star hotel in the city. Shiv Sena made the actor apologise for his statements, but can we trust such a dubious mind?
8. He’s on the Women’s Right Activists ‘blacklist’.
Salman was caught in severe backlash after he made an insensitive remark during the promotions of his 2016 release ‘Sultan’. When asked to describe his rigorous shooting schedule, the actor said that when he would walk out of the ring, he ‘felt like a raped woman’. Women’s Right Activists condemned his remarks and so do all the women who live with dignity.
9. Women should beware of his bodyguard Shera.
Shera, Salman Khan’s loyal and beastly bodyguard is also a well known figure now thanks to a movie dedicated to him by his Salman himself. The Sikh bodyguard caught the media attention when Shabnam Sheikh claimed that he had threatened to gang rape her if she didn’t settle the Big Boss Season 11 contestant Zubair Khan’s case. The Indian media went berserk with such an allegation, but how can a woman feel protected with such ‘bodyguards’ around?
10. He poses nude with his ex-girlfriends!
Even though they ended their relationship sometime back, Salman and Katrina are still on amicable terms. On the sets of their film Tiger Zinda Hai, the co-stars can be seen posing for a black and white picture outside a hotel room. While Salman displays his famous torso unabashedly, Katrina looks cute too. It’s not every girl’s dream to see ex-couples lounging in hotel rooms and sharing their pics on Instagram!
After reading this, we wonder how many girls still think he’s their prince charming? Do let us know in the comments below.