When Salman Khan fell in and failed at love
Salman Khan and controversies go hand-in-hand. While his reel life has been spectacular for the last very many years, his real life has never been controversy-free. Even his equation with women, be it with Aishwarya Rai or Katrina Kaif, has always made headlines. We take a look at the 56-year-old actor's rather controversial love life. Here's a list of Khan's relationships.
The love story of Salman Khan and Shaheen Jaffrey—the maternal granddaughter of late actor Ashok Kumar—began when they were teenagers. Khan was 19 years old when he met her. Apparently, he used to wait for hours for Jaffrey in front of St Xavier's College, where she studied. The two also had plans to get married until he fell for model Sangeeta Bijlani.
Khan and Bijlani's love story began when they met at a party in 1988. Pretty soon, they became the hot couple of B-town. The two of them had decided to get married on May 27, 1994. The wedding preparations were in full swing and the invites were ready to be sent out. However, they called off the wedding after some fights and disagreements.
Thereafter, Khan fell for Karachi-born actor Somy Ali in 1994. The two dated each other for eight years. Ali fell crazily in love with Khan after watching him in Maine Pyaar Kiya. She also left Florida just to marry him. Their relationship lasted until Khan started dating Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. In 2019, Ali said Khan had cheated on her with Rai Bachchan.
Khan and Rai Bachchan met while filming Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999 and soon became close. She even bonded with his sisters, Arpita and Alvira Khan. However, her family was always against this relationship. Salman's violent behavior led to tensions. In 2002, Rai Bachchan officially broke up with him, and later said that the "Salman chapter was the worst" in her life.
After Rai Bachchan, Khan's relationship with Katrina Kaif was another of his most talked-about affairs. Kaif met Khan when she was 18. The latter signed her up for 2005's Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya? which catapulted Kaif's career. The two dated each other for some time and broke up in 2009. Today, they are good friends.
On the sets of Bigg Boss season 3 in 2009, Khan met Claudia Ciesla, and it was speculated that the Wanted actor has officially accepted her into his life. However, Ciesla rubbished the rumors and said, "Salman and I are just good friends. He is not my boyfriend. Everyone knows that it is Katrina Kaif who is his girlfriend and not me."