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I never talk about Salman Khan because that’s my personal life: Iulia Vantur

Romanian actor, model and TV host Iulia Vantur says that she doesn’t want relationship rumours about her and Bollywood actor Salman Khan to affect and upset her parents back home.

bollywood Updated: Feb 05, 2018 16:20 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
Iulia Vantur,Salman Khan,Maniesh Paul
Model-actor Iulia Vantur has recently recorded a single, titled Harjai, with actor-host Maniesh Paul.

She is often referred to as actor Salman Khan’s rumoured girlfriend. She gets clicked with the superstar on various occasions. She is close to his family, too, so much so that she gets frequently spotted at their close gatherings and accompanies them on family holidays. Yet, Romanian actor, model and TV host Iulia Vantur prefers to not talk about it.

“I never talk about [Salman Khan] because I usually keep my personal life for myself. I feel this is the only area one should keep sacred. Our work anyway gives us all the exposure, but what’s so intimate and private in your life, should be there only for you and your loved ones. That’s the reason I’ve not been speaking about it. There are things that are so precious that you want to protect them,” says Iulia.

The fact is that her closeness to Salman has always kept Iulia in the limelight, but it can sometimes get too much to handle. Does she get bogged down by the rumours? “Some rumours are, like, out of this world. Sometimes, when I hear or read about them, they’re just unbelievable. But what can you do? You can’t stop them. So, you learn to live with them and you start ignoring them,” says Iulia, who has recently recorded a single, titled Harjai, with Maniesh Paul, actor and TV host. It has been rumoured, among other things, that Iulia will marry Salman at some point in the near future.

Knowing how protective Salman gets for his close friends, has he ever advised Iulia on how to deal with these rumours? “Well,” she replies, “considering that I have a career in Romania and I’m exposed to the press and public there, I’m quite used to it [already]. But, yeah, every country has its own system, so there have been all sorts of advice pouring in from everyone, including Salman.”

On why she never stood up and addressed these, Iulia says, “Even in Romania, inevitably, there used to be rumours and gossip — it happens in every country. So, in a way, it’s normal. But being in India, I’ve learned to live with it and ignore it most of the times. Otherwise, it can get very bothering.”

It’s her parents Iulia thinks about when the rumours start flying. “It’s very upsetting for my family,” she says. “Imagine, they’ve raised me with so much care and protection and me being here — in a foreign country — it’s so difficult for them to hear all these things about their daughter. Though I let them know what’s happening in my life, no parent wants to see their child unhappy and worried.”

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First Published: Feb 05, 2018 16:19 IST