Salman Khan is one of the three famous Khans (Shahrukh/Aamir) and unlike his colleagues he cannot act. He’s been in the industry for the past 25 years and has been unable to break out of a role other than innocent, well-doer, action hero. The industry continues to defend his actions.
He has joked that “If he cannot play a good man in real life, he can at least play it onscreen.” (Actual quote!)
How he has managed to survive?
By creating a charity (Being Human) and his amazing PR manager Reshma Shetty who turned him into a saint. The industry continues to turn a blind eye to his antics and his cult continue to worship him (yes literally!) and threatens anyone who says anything negative about him.
A sample of his shitty behavior, there's a lot more but here's what I've gathered:
Salman Khan has been known to abuse almost all his girlfriends. Known actresses, he's abused:
Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan started dating during the filming of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. They would go on to date for two years from 1999 to 2001. However things went downhill, Salman would go on to create a ruckus by banging on her door demanding to be let in or he'd commit suicide, he kept this up till 3am until she let him in. Aishwarya's father decided to file a police report on her behalf.
Salman later said in an interview that she wasn't returning his love, and that he was forced to turn violent.
"If you won't fight, that means there is no love between you, I will not fight with an outsider; when we fight, it is all because of our love," he maintained stoically.
He showed up drunk on the sets of her films Kuch Naa Kaho & Chalte Chalte and threatened Shahrukh Khan (who he suspected was having an affair with Ash) Shahrukh would go on to kick Ash out of the film and the rest of the films the duo had signed together.
"In fact anyone who protested on Aishwarya's behalf was labelled a traitor and given the Khan-damn treatment.
The brutality and violence reached aflash -point for Aishwarya when she told him she couldn't take him—and them (the violence and brutality) --any longer.
"No to Salman?? Nahinchalega, boss! (Not gonna happen, boss) Thereafter he began to hound the lady like a man possessed (which he has confessed to being). He monitored every move she made, and parked his vehicle outside her building daring her to step out. For an awards function, Aishwarya had to drive out crouching in the backseat of her car so that her jealous admirer wouldn't espy her as she broke the 'house arrest' treaty.
Salman landed up at the awards function to humiliate the lady in every way possible. Not a single soul intervened at the function. They watched mutely or pretended not to see as Salman threatened, heckled and jeered the lady."
Aishwarya Rai dared to do write an open letter to the press of her abuse:
"After we broke up, he would call me and talk rubbish. He also suspected me of having affairs with my co-stars. I was linked up with everyone, from Abhishekh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan. There were times when Salman got physical with me, luckily without leaving any marks. And I would go to work as if nothing had happened."
Aishwarya Rai would go on to date Vivek Obreoi, who was then threatened by Khan.
Vivek Obreoi would hold a press conference alleging his experience, the actor said that his career took a hit for speaking out against Salman Khan.
In 2012 a report came out that and Salman Khan beat (his ex) Katrina Kaif whilst they were filming for Ek Tha Tiger. The reason being she was wearing “figure hugging/cleavage revealing dress that showed too much skin”
Katrina’s “friend” would go on to deny this report.
However, when Salman Khan was asked about the incident about how he “got into a screaming match and allegedly tried to attack actor and then girlfriend Katrina Kaif with a stick on a movie set because he didn’t like her costume, Salman said:
“It (the blouse) didn’t fit properly, and would have taken away from the beauty of the scene. Eat what you like, and wear what others like. It is as simple as that.”
Salman Khan has also been accused of slapping Katrina Kaif at least on three separate occasions.
Sangeeta Bijlani and Somy Ali
Sangeeta Bijlani describes being with Salman as the ‘most emotionally traumatic phase’ she had ever endured but refuses to talk about any abuse he may have committed against her.
In the case of Somy Ali, there are many stories of "Salman dragging her by the hair, publicly berating her, and on one occasion pouring a drink on her head because despite his own fondness for tipple, he didn’t like the sight of his girlfriend drinking."
Somy Ali would go on to start a domestic abuse charity in the US. She also did not publically speak about the abuse caused by Salman Khan.
2002 Hit and Run:
In 2002, Salman Khan got drunk and ran over homeless people sleeping on the footpath. His actions would end with him killing Nurulah Mahbob Sharif, and injuring several others. His bodyguard, Ravindra Patil, would go on to file a report against him.
He was put under pressure by Khan to change his statement and he went missing during the course of the trial, allegedly due to harassment from Salman's lawyers and the police force.
He would found in 2007, on the streets and suffering tuberculosis, his family had abandoned him.
Patil had told a friend two days before his death that he was saddened by the treatment he had been subjected to. “I stood by my statement till the end, but my department did not stand by me. I want my job back, I want to survive. I want to meet the police commissioner once."
Salman Khan would go on to allege that his driver was driving/ and or no one was driving the car.
The case was overturned by a judge who felt the witness was not “wholly reliable."
Full Timeline of Case [infographic]
Abusing female reporters:
"More than a decade ago, an independent, national award-winning film critic had gone to interview a famous actor now in the news. The film critic had panned a few films in which the said actor had a lead role or was one of the male leads. He held a grudge. But since a new movie was releasing, he had to give interviews. Unfortunately, it was with this critic. He had to avenge, though. So first he made her wait for several hours in the hot sun and then asked her to sit on a set prop (a ‘khatiya’). She sat. Waited. Finally, he emerged. He told her, “Wait, I have to pee.” He then went to a tree 5 ft away, unzipped his and peed in front of her. That was the actor’s “revenge” on a female film critic and reporter who had the “audacity” to not like his movies. The said film reporter and critic, rightly, walked off. Her editor supported her decision. - Sachin Kalbag
"I’d just heard about how filmstar Salman Khan had insisted he drop a journalist back home after a long interview. It wasn’t too late in the evening. She didn’t particularly fancy a chivalrous ride. But he wouldn’t take no for an answer. He’s a bit of a brat like that.She gave up. They drove together. She found the spot where she needed to be dropped. He insisted on driving her right up to her building’s gate, asked her to specifically point out the floor she stayed in. “Now I know where you live,” he told her. Sweetly. “The interview I just gave you? Don’t publish it.” By all accounts the piece never saw the colour of print. - Mayank Shekhar"
Blackbuck poaching case
In 1998, this piece of shit would go on to hunt blackbucks on two separate occasions. The weapons he was using were also illegal.
He was arrested but released two days later - in 2007 he would spend 6 days in jail.
Prisoner no 343
The case would go on until 2016 wherein he was finally acquitted.
Timeline of case
Salman Khan would go on to compare his filming schedule to feeling like a “raped woman”
“It is the most difficult thing,” said Khan, talking to journalists Tuesday about the training for his upcoming movie Sultan , in which he plays a middle-aged wrestling champion. “When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be like a raped woman walking out.”
The 51-year old’s father would go on to apologise for him.
A selection of tweets tbh:
Irony just died:
The most heinous crime is killing an innocent— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 19, 2014
To save 1 innocent life is to save entire humanity , to kill 1 innocent life is like killing entire humanity .— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) December 19, 2014
Mujhe toh lagta hai , I feel that the earth is round n flat like roti . Haina ? Bolo bolo— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) 28 April 2012
Translate: “I feel that the earth is round and flat like rote. Yes? Speak Speak.”
How cool is this even ants r playing hockey . U think its promoting our national sport ? pic.twitter.com/29LdMUrrX9— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) 27 October 2013
Hahahahahahaha hehehehehehe sorry— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) September 27, 2010
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