The only friend in the Industry I had when I got married was ‘Bhai’ (Salman). Just before marriage my film released and my wife was unsure about its success. He was very much there with us in the low phase of my life and much before that also. It is always a beautiful journey with him,” Suniel said
The actress who worked with Salman in the blockbuster hit, Maine Pyar Kiya says, ‘A large portion of his success can, in my view, be safely attributed to the mass hysteria he generates among the female sex. But despite his loverboy image, the Salman I remember will always be the half-smiling kid who went out of his way to make me comfortable.’
Salman’s brother Arbaaz said, ‘As his brother, I’m one of the few people who knows the real Salman Khan and can vouch for the fact that beneath his rough exterior, lies a very sensitive human being. Not many people know of the numerous acts of charity that he has performed. I have seen him break down completely over the suffering of complete strangers. He is a great family person and really cares for his relatives and friends.’
Salman is often called arrogant and unproffessional. Friend and Kick director, Sajid clear it by saying, ‘People call Salman Khan arrogant, and unprofessional and I totally agree. He is so arrogant that he just takes my word and signs my films blindly. He is so unprofessional that he reports at 8:45 for a 9’0 clock shoot. He has upset me so much that even after working with him on three films, I still want to do every film of mine with him. He has corrupted me so much that now I expect his kind of dedication and sincerity from each of my artistes. Working with him, I really feel out of touch with reality. He forever jokes around and lightens the atmosphere. He behaves courteously with his co-stars.’
riyanka and Salman once avoided each other after working in movies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Salaam-e-Ishq. However, the friend said, ‘He was most helpful since I was very new when we started work on the film. Initially, I was a little distant but being a romantic film topped with large doses of comedy.’ Pee Chee further added, ‘He’s misunderstood, intelligent and a good actor.’
Could you tell us three things about Salman Khan?
He’s misunderstood, intelligent and a good actor
Bhumika who worked with Salman in Tere Naam and Idl Ne Jise Apna Kaha said, ‘Salman is a fabulous person. He was also a very supportive co-star. ‘I do call Salman once in a very rare while. to ask for his suggestions or opinions on producers, directors, and so on. I consider him a friend and a lovely person.’