He got some relief on Friday when the next hearing in the 2002-hit-and-run case was shifted to July 24, but rumours about Salman Khan’s personal life continue to enrage him. The actor, believed to be seeing Romanian beauty Iulia Vantur, is apparently seething at the way she has become fodder for gossip in the media.
“Salman bhai is surely not liking the disrespect and disregard towards a woman in the press. In fact, he doesn’t want any of his family members or close friends to talk about such things in the media or otherwise,” says an industry insider.
A few days ago, a news daily had carried images of Iulia and her ex-husband Marius Moga from the past.“Of course, Salman bhai has always been very particular about women and their dignity, especially in the media. So naturally, he doesn’t want any more of it out in the open. And that’s why you aren’t likely to hear anything about Iulia from his family members or pals,” adds the insider.
Iulia, meanwhile, has returned to Romania after spending about two months in India. She told a Romanian portal, “I travelled to India several times and one of the travellers I met was Salman Khan. He is a good man, loved by many people, and donates a lot of money to the needy. However, there is no question of a relationship between us. We’re just friends.”
To another website, she said, “He’s a good man, a great man. Has a good heart. I’ve known the family. They’re great people.”