[tps_footer]Salman Khan is a giver. He likes to help people whether or not you need it. Many have made him the throughfare to reach great heights in their career. But it is his penchant to help actresses get the debut they want in films that has often singed his hands. With Kick he seems poised to shape up Jacqueline Fernandez’s career, so we thought of walking down memory lane to find out who else benefitted from being close with him.
Somy Ali shifted to Mumbai from US to make it big in the world of films. Salman Khan helped her to bag her first debut film Anth. They even dated for a few years but eventually split up. Apparently, Salman’s unabated drinking and smoking habit killed the relationship which could have been a long lasting one.
Salman might never have helped anyone build a solid footing in the industry, the way he did for Katrina Kaif. With Boom doom, she was about to slip into oblivion when Salman found her, helped her and gave her a rebirth in Bollywood. Today she is one of the reigning queens of the industry. She too has dated the hunk Khan but later broke up.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Then only Aishwarya Rai, their pairing was scintillating. Whenever they came on screen, they looked really good. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’s success can be to some extent attributed to their on and off chemistry. But owing to Salman’s fluctuating moods and apparently, violent behavior, led the two to break up. Aishwarya went on to become a darling of Bollywood but got noticed by Hollywood as well. Today she is a Bachchan bahu.
She was one of the firsts to kickstars Salman Khan’s coveted list of ex-girlfriend lookalikes. Her resemblance with Aishwarya won her his next film, Lucky: No Time For Love. But it was lucky for none as the film went without a whimper with Sneha alongwith it. We hear he will be relaunching her soon…hope this time she will make all the right noises.
Yet another lookalike of his ex Katrina Kaif, Zarine Khan piled up to look like Veer’s princess in the period drama but is still finding it difficult to shed those kilos. We aren’t sure if Salman made her career or damaged it. Her resemblance to Katrina didn’t win her any brownie points either.
If you don’t like Sonakshi as much blame it on Salman. He more or less dragged her into this industry and now she feels she is a superstar. His Dabangg actress has turned Dabangg for real by miffing the press at every event. But if Salman hadn’t showed confidence in her, we wonder if anyone will be interested to give her a chance.[/tps_footer]