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Salman Khan: the most eligible bachelor?

Hindustan Times  Mumbai, May 22, 2013
First Published: 12:14 IST(22/5/2013) | Last Updated: 17:13 IST(22/5/2013)

He’s been Bollywood’s most eligible bachelor for over two decades. At 47, Salman Khan still sees his fair share of link-ups, the latest one being his alleged relationship with Romanian television actor Iulia Vantur. And if rumours are anything to go by, Salman is apparently all set to tie the knot with Iulia this year.

But this isn’t the first time that speculation about the actor’s marriage have surfaced. Back in the late ’80s when Salman was supposedly dating former beauty queen Sangeeta Bijlani, similar rumours were floating around.

In the ’90s, the actor was allegedly going to tie the knot with his then-girlfriend of five years, model-turned-actor Somy Ali. After a long gap, when he allegedly found love in actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, similar stories about his wedding started doing the rounds.

The latest serious relationship that Salman was reportedly involved in was with actor Katrina Kaif. But considering none of these reported relationships ever resulted in marriage, we aren’t sure of what to make of the current buzz about him getting hitched.

The other alleged link-ups

Mahek Chahel
She made an appearance with Salman in Wanted (2007) and went on to feature as a contestant on a reality show hosted by Salman. Rumours suggested they were more than just friends. Apparently, Salman even helped set up her fashion store in Netherlands.

Claudia Ciesla
In 2009, it was reported that German model Claudia Ciesla was responsible for the alleged Salman-Katrina break-up. However, the model went on record to say that she was never in a relationship with the actor.

Hazel Keech
After she starred in Bodyguard (2011), rumours were rife about an alleged link-up between her and Salman. It was reported that Salman tried to get her an entry into the reality show that he hosts.

Zareen Khan
Introduced to the film industry with Salman’s 2010 film Veer, Zareen grabbed eyeballs with her striking resemblance to Katrina. She was rumoured to be Salman’s girlfriend after his reported fallout with Katrina.

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