Bollywood lovers can't celebrate anything without the essential jazz and style of the film industry. So this Raksha Bandhan, we talk about the ultimate, one and only Bhai of Bollywood - Salman Khan.
Here's taking a look at the five times he proved why he is THE bhai:
1. Foes-turned bros
It has been more than two years that arch-rivals Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan kissed and made up at an Iftar party organised by Baba Siddiqui. This year, we saw both stars promoting each others' films - Raees and Sultan, slated for release on the same day in 2016 - on social media. In fact, it was Salman who tweeted the first look of Shah Rukh Khan's Eid 2016 release,
RAEESSSSSSS ah raha hai. Filhaal teaser dekho aur enjoy karo behaad— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 18, 2015
2. Mutual admiration club of real brothers
Mostly, stars visit the sets of popular TV shows to promote their films. Aamir Khan, however, did not want the same for his 2013 release, Dhoom 3. However, that did not deter Salman Khan from promoting the movie on his show
. Of course, it was a total 'bhai-style' promotion. Later, when Bajrangi Bhaijaan hit theatres this July, Aamir Khan, too took to Twitter to praise and promote Salman's film.
Salman donned Aamir's hat from Dhoom 3, promoting the film on Bigg Boss in 2013.
3. Film in trouble? Bhai's always there for help
Just months after working on the biggest Bollywood blockbuster ever Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan found himself in troubled waters with terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed seeking ban on his Katrina Kaif-Saif Ali Khan starrer Phantom.
came to Kabir's rescue and issued statements stating that Kabir Khan CAN NEVER "make a wrong movie". Though the film was banned from releasing on Pakistan screens, Salman's statement definitely made sure it does not face any road blocks in India.
Salman Khan with director Kabir Khan during the shooting of Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
4. Mentoring skills
Sooraj Pancholi could not have asked for any better promotion for his Bollywood debut than the bhai himself going all gaga over social media talking about the film. Salman has not only co-produced the
, he has also lent his voice for a romantic number and even offered a helping hand at the editing table. Now, who wouldn't want an elder bhai like that? Earlier, Varun Dhawan, too, found a 'bade bhaiyya' in Salman when the Dabangg star went on praising his performance in Badlapur for almost a week!
Salman Khan records a song for Sooraj-Athiya's debut Hero.
5. Bhai max
Of course, the nation can't afford to forget
super grand wedding last year. Arpita, who was adopted by Salman's parents, had the most lavish wedding celebrations, thanks to her bhai. Not only did Salman make the best arrangements that money could buy, his stardom also ensured that it was the most-talked about shadi of the decade! From Bollywood A-lister guests to live reporting on news channels, Arpita had it all!
Salman and Arpita with family after the wedding.