Salman Khan will definitely have a peaceful sleep today for one more reason. A Jodhpur court acquitted him in the Arms Act case on illegal possession of arms. He has already been acquitted by the Bombay High Court in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Out of four cases filed against him in the blackbuck poaching case, three of them have seen him walk away freely.
His acquittal is likely to bring back the same old question that has haunted his countless fans till date. When will Salman bhai get married? Isn’t it the right time to settle down? Blah! Blah! His Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai co-star Twinkle Khanna even went to an extent of unleashing a matrimonial ad for him. Sadly, Salman’s fans did not take it in good humour.
Twinkle had written:
Alliance Wanted For One Of India’s Oldest But Most Eligible Bachelors: Dashing, non-vegetarian, successful and muscular Khandani boy. Excellent in dance, drama and art. Girl must be pretty, slim and enjoy long drives off the beaten path. Bride must not be very talkative, as groom cannot tolerate any buck buck. Caste no bar. Contact Sultan@Bhaijaan.com
Now, moving ahead, Salman while appearing on Koffee With Karan in 2014 had claimed that he was still a virgin. He replied the same when asked again in the ongoing fifth season. Since he is the evergreen sanksari Prem of Bollywood, he can only do it after getting married.
In a country wherein an individual entering into 20s is peppered by questions from curious kith and kin about settling down, why should Bollywood’s eternal bachelor stay aloof? At 51, he gives the young heartthrobs a run for their money. He is at the peak of his film career and in short, a one-man army at the box office. Women of all ages swoon over his persona and style. With so many qualities, how long will our Prem attend others’ weddings and not wear sehera on his head? After all, in the name of marriage all he does is express through songs in films. Like this.
Thanks to his run-in with the law, Salman has often been dubbed by Bollywood’s bad boy. If the blackbuck case got him the bitter taste of judiciary, an ugly fallout with then girlfriend Aishwarya Rai and then the hit-and-run case tarnished his image. But on the silver screen, he continued to be Radhey of Tere Naam whom college juniors treated with respect and girls forced to submit towards his approach. While he was giving love tips to newbie Govinda in Partner, Salman resorted to image rebuilding through host of activities, Being Human being the classic example.
He flew kites with Narendra Modi on Makar Sankranti in Ahmedabad, even going on record to say that the Prime Minister need not apologise for the gruesome 2002 riots in Gujarat during his chief ministerial stint. On the other hand, while his peers have openly spoken up against intolerance, Salman has remained silent. So, will he let all his efforts go waste? After all, we do want to Salman to blush and recount instances when he is offered a garam chai ki pyaali (cup of hot tea) by someone.