Who is Salman Khan?
Salman Khan is an icon of Bollywood. But he is yet to get married. Aauysh Sharma, his brother-in-law, thinks that he is happy the way he is.
His Antim co-star Aayush Sharma thinks the actor doesn’t have time for marriage. Salman has often encountered questions about his marriage over the years. But he has managed to brush it off most of the time.
Does Salman Khan believe in marriage?
A number of failed high-profile relationships, controversies, and a run-in with the law left his personal life a topic of national interest. While all his contemporaries got married and settled down, Salman Khan refused to marry and is fiercely protective of his personal life. In an interview, he said, “I don’t believe in marriage. I think it’s a dying institution.”
Here are 5 reasons why the actor is not married
A failed love life
Salman Khan was in very public relationships with actresses Sangeeta Bijlani and Somy Ali. His most prominent relationship was with Aishwarya Rai in 1999 when they met on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
The two were the power couple at the time. Their relationship was allegedly eclipsed by Salman’s violent behavior and his actions towards Aishwarya under the influence of alcohol.
The relationship finally ended when he stormed into the sets of Chalte Chalte and accused Aishwarya of having an affair with SRK, as he tried to drag her out of the set.
Salman found comfort in newcomer Katrina Kaif. The two acted in a few movies too, till a certain Mr. Ranbir Kapoor entered the scene. Deepika broke up with Ranbir alleging that he cheated on her, while Salman and Katrina too broke up in a hush-hush manner.
While his movies were topping charts, and he was raking in all the box office profits, Salman’s love life was failing miserably. The actor has always maintained that he likes being single. But one cannot ignore the fact that he has yearned for every woman he has loved, Aishwarya or Katrina.
An unconventional family
Salman Khan has seen a “broken family”. His father, the legendary writer Salim Khan, has two wives; Sushila Charak and Helen. Salim Khan helped establish Helen’s career as a dancer and his inclination toward the younger starlet upset Sushila Charak.
He married Helen in 1980. Sushila Charak and her children were extremely upset about this and distanced themselves from their father and Helen. Salma Khan however decided to embrace the presence of the second wife and the family soon became one happy unit.
But in a number of interviews, Salman has said that he has seen what his mom has gone through and maybe that has led to his losing his faith in marriage.
The unpredictability of Salman Khan
Over the years, Salman Khan has shown a volatile and rather unpredictable personality. His foothold in the industry has led to industry folks choosing sides.
His superiority has only risen with the number of consecutive hits he has delivered. He has strengthened ties with a lot of his contemporaries but simultaneously has also severed ties.
His unpredictability and his switchy behavior have often left his contemporaries confused. It cannot be denied that messing with Salman Khan can mean detrimental consequences for one’s career.
Another broken marriage in the family
One failed marriage wasn’t enough for the family. In 2017, Arbaaz Khan, Salman’s younger brother divorced Malaika Arora, his wife of 19 years.
The split left the industry in shock as Arbaaz-Malaika were one of the most stable couples in the country. Both moved on in their lives as Arbaaz found love in Giorgia Andriani and Malaika found comfort in Arjun Kapoor.
This setback could be another reason for Salman to lose faith in the institution of marriage and that eternal bonds exist.
He found his own space
“All Salman needs is Salman.” The 53-year-old star has admitted that he has lost faith in the institution of marriage. He also thinks that it is dying. He seeks companionship but not a marriage, he said.
Salman has found comfort in the space he has created for himself. He seems unfazed with how quickly everyone in the fraternity has settled down. From his contemporaries to his juniors, most of his co-stars are married or getting married.
Does Aayush Sharma discuss weddings with him?
Aayush Sharma is the husband of Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan. He said that Salman’s working style is such that he doesn’t have the time to marry.
“I don’t touch the topic of his wedding with him. The way I have seen his life, the way he works, I don’t think so he has time to get married. I just feel he is happy the way he is. He will take his own decisions,” Aayush said, speaking with RJ Siddharth Kanan.
What does he say about Salman Khan?
Aayush added that Salman follows a simple lifestyle. “I am not as simple as him. For Salman, his basic necessities – his house, his lifestyle, his way of living – are very simple. If you ask him about his phone, he will be using a phone that is two-three years old, he’s not interested in phones.
He’s not interested in cars, he’s not interested in clothes, he doesn’t have such desires to get the latest gadgets at home, nothing. I think he’s only interested in films. If you leave him alone for two to three hours, he would spend the time watching a movie,” he explained. He also said that it is his family who often urges him to upgrade his lifestyle.
What is the present relationship status of Salman Khan?
Salman almost tied the knot with long-time girlfriend Sangeeta Bijlani. The couple was engaged and were on the verge of getting married but they decided to part ways. Currently, it is in the rumors that Salman is dating Lulia Vantur.