Salman for once played the media game well. After beating around the bush for a long time, he finally decided to break his maun (silence). He came out with a masterstroke, striking the right chord with his interview in Bombay Times. He openly admitted to all his flaws and immediately turned the sympathy wave towards himself. Guess what? The table has turned in his favour. The gamble paid off, and there is a sudden shift of opinion; the brat has become the Mr Nice. Medias favourite whipping boy has just turned into the shinning prince!
Salman Is My Idea Of The Sexiest Man Around : Aishwarya Rai
Ash is supposed to have keen business acumen, they say she is cool and mature at handling every expect of her life, yet she went public atleast in the promos of ‘Rendezvous With Simi Grewal’ saying that Salman was her idea of the SEXIEST MAN around. As she said it she twisted her lovely face into a bewildered absolutely non-Ash what-the-hell-am-I-saying, grimace. Salman is a HONEY and all that, but still!
On mtvindia.com Aishwarya was quoted as having said, “I love the way Salman removes his shirt during stage shows and chucks it away like he doesn’t need it. I think that is really cool!”
Aishwarya Rai Is My True Love : Says Salman Khan
Salman Khan finds himself constantly in the news for all the wrong reasons. Recently, there were reports about his driving down to actress Aishwarya Rais residence late at night and creating a ruckus and, more recently, banging his car into hers. Before that, he was involved in a scuffle with photographers and also in a tiff with ace filmmaker Subhash Ghai.
Why has there been so much negative news about you these days?
Salman: “I have no clue. But I guess Salman Khan matters sufficiently to be in the news constantly. He doesnt retaliate or protect himself. Media persons think Salman will keep quiet in any case so keep on writing against him. But the good that Salman does is not reported. Only his bad qualities are highlighted. Yellow journalists write against me to sell their magazines and keep their jobs. But when my fans read all that is written against me, they start thinking, If Salman has done that, then so can we. I would like my young fans to build their bodies like I have and improve their health. I admit Im not perfect. I am human.”
Are reports that you went to Aishwaryas house and created a ruckus there and that you banged your car into hers true?
Salman: “Yes, yes, there is truth (in these reports). But they are all exaggerated. Im having a relationship with her. But if you dont fight, theres no love. I will not fight with an outsider. Whatever fighting and possessiveness is there from my side and hers is all out of love. The banging of the car was wrong. But I banged my car.
I have now been told by the cops not to go to her building.”
The general perception is that you are imposing yourself on her and you are angry since she isnt reciprocating.
Salman: “(Sighs). That is there. I have not spoken about it, nor has she. Thats my personal life. If Im running after a particular person let that person think why I am doing it. I know what I am doing. The day Ash is not there (in my life), I will back out.”
Are you obsessed with her?
Salman: “No. This isnt true. Ive been through one too many people. But this time, its not obsession. But love and only love. But I guess its all a matter of destiny. If it has got to be Somy Ali (his former girlfriend) or Ash in my life that person will be there. Maybe neither of them will be there in my life.”
Is it that Ash also loves you but her parents dont approve?
Salman: “Her parents are great people. They have a conservative background like mine. They have heard about my earlier girlfriends and they dont approve of Salman in their daughters life. Its not their fault, but mine. I should have taken it easy. I did misbehave with them. But they never stopped Ash from meeting me or forced her to do anything. Just as I wouldnt like anybody misbehaving with my father, its natural that Ash doesnt like anybody misbehaving with her parents. Her fathers grouse against me is totally justified, but I have nothing against him.”
Isnt Ash adult enough to take a decision?
Salman: “But shes a totally Hindustani girl. Thats one her best qualities. Isnt it really beautiful that the person whom you love respects her parents so much that she will not go against them? This is an amazing quality. Why should I expect her to ignore her parents for me?”
Is the fact that she is a Hindu and you are a Muslim which is posing a problem?
Salman: “No. My mom is a Hindu and my dad is a Muslim. I regard myself only as an Indian. My sister is married to a Hindu and so have my brothers. My second mom (Helen) is a Catholic. So religion is not a problem. I messed things up. But I am no God. I want to keep myself, Ash and her family away from controversy and focus on my career.”
What if Ash says she wants to have nothing to do with you?
Salman: “It is always the girls decision.”
What is it about Ash that attracts you so much?
Salman: “The person. Her balance. Shes a typical middle class Indian girl. Shes had the right kind of upbringing.”
When did you realize that you love her?
Salman: “During the making of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Weve been friends for some time now. However, these days we hardly spend any time with each other. But the time we spent together was fantastic. If it (the relationship) has to work out, it will. I believe in karma.