After all these years, actor Somy Ali, 35, has finally revealed the reason behind her split from Salman Khan. It’s Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Ali, who broke up with Khan in the late ‘90s, said in a recent interview to entertainment portal lassiwithlavina.com that it was Ash who caused them to drift apart. When she was asked who came between her and Salman, Somy said, “Aishwarya Rai”. When further asked whom she blames more, Sallu or Ash, she said, “Neither. They both did what they felt was the right thing to do at that time.”
Describing her affair with Khan, Ali said that he she was all of 15 when she developed a crush on him. “Salman was my first boyfriend. I had a huge crush on him as a teenager. The crush led me to leave Florida and move to India and join films just so I could find him and get married. You have a licence to do idiotic things when you’re 15.” And, she has no regrets. “I learned a great deal from Salman and his family ... growing up in front of Salman has made me who I am today. He and his family taught me that it does not matter what religion one follows, what culture one comes from ... what makes a person good is their actions. He was a good role model, outside of the boyfriend aspect of things.”
Ali, who last met Khan on the sets of Ready in Bangkok in May, added, “They say if you can count four friends on your fingers, you’re fortunate. Salman happens to be one of them. He has a heart of gold; I know that if I were ever in need he’d be the first person I’d call.