Salman Khan's leading ladies: Bhagyashree, Aishwarya, Katrina Kaif
Fri Dec 27 2013, 12:30 hrs
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is known for his talent hunt when it comes to his leading ladies. While some actress like Sonakshi Sinha go on to have a fruitful B-Town journey actress like Sneha Ullal (Lucky: No time for love) don't make much of an impression. In 2014, Salman - who is casting two new actresses -- Daisy Shah and Sana Khan -- in his upcoming film ‘Jai Ho’, may also be seen opposite Bollywood’s reigning queen Deepika Padukone. On Salman Khan's 48th birthday we take a look at some of his leading ladies with whom he looked the best.
Aishwarya Rai: Without an iota of doubt we can say Salman Khan was best paired opposite former beauty queen and ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's romantic film 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'. They both matched each other's charisma and were indeed complimented each other like no other on screen. The two fell in love while shooting for film in 1992 and had a messy break-up in 2002 after Aishwarya alleged that Salman Khan had been violent towards her. Beside ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ Salman and Aishwarya featured in cameo roles in 'Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam'.
Katrina Kaif: Second on our list is none other than the Barbie of Bollywood and his another ex-girlfriend - Katrina Kaif. Salman and Katrina have worked together in films like 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya', 'Partner, Yuuvraaj' while thery were be,lieved to be dating. But Katrina, who is known to be very close to the Khan family, romanced Salman in 'Ek Tha Tiger’ post break up and also did a special item song in 'Bodyguard.'
Katrina continues to be a part of Salman Khan's life as she is spotted at all the Khan family functions and parties.
Sonakshi Sinha: One of Salman Khan's most successful finds, Sonakshi Sinha has worked twice with Salman Khan in blockbuster 'Dabangg' and its sequel 'Dabangg 2'.
Sonakshi made a lovely pair with Salman Khan in the two action films, complementing the character of Chulbul Pandey as his pretty and smart wife Rajjo.
Kareena Kapoor: Kareena Kapoor Khan has shared screen space with Salman Khan in films like 'Main Aur Mrs Khanna' and 'Boygaurd'. Whereas Salman Khan was a very small part of the former, Kareena and Salman made an adorable pair in 'Bodygaurd'.
Madhuri Dixit: Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit made a beautiful onscreen pair with Salman Khan in films like 'Saajan,' 'Dil Tera Aashiq' and 'Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!'. It was way before one knew Salman Khan as this muscular 'Dabangg' Khan, when Salman Khan had his youthful charms that were a good match for Madhuri Dixit own exquisite style. We like their sweet chemistry in ‘Dil Tera Aashiq’ and ‘Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!’. While in ‘Saajan’ Sanjay Dutt ultimately wins over Madhuri, but still Salman Khan is very convincing on his part. The two have also worked together in ‘Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam’, where Madhuri was cast opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
Bhagyashree: It would be unfair not to mention Salman Khan's leading lady from his first solo-hero blockbuster film 'Maine Pyaar Kiya'. Bhagyashree played the traditional girl next door and Salman Khan was our new age angry young man - theirs was a love story which gave many young lover jitters! From dialogues like 'Dosti ka usool hai…' to their cute talks of 'tum bore to nahi ho rahi' everything was just perfect about the pairing of Suman (Bhagyashree) and Prem (Salman Khan). Their friendship to lovers tale was complimented by their crackling chemistry onscreen.
Karisma Kapoor: Karisma Kapoor and Salman Khan have worked together in 'Andaaz Apna Apna, Nishchaiy, Jaagruti, Chal Mere Bhai, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Biwi No 1' and 'Judwaa'.
Though they have looked cute in films like 'Andaaz Apna Apna' and 'Judwaa', in others Karisma and Salman looked only passable.
Preity Zinta: Salman Khan and Preity Zinta have been romantically paired together in films like 'Jaan-e-mann' 'Dil Ne Jisse apna Kaha' and 'Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega'. While the first two films showcased them as quintessential lovers, 'Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega' showed them as a whacky pair, nevertheless in love!
The two have also featured together in 'Chori Chori Chupke Chupke', where Preity played the role of a prostitute who becomes a surrogate mother to Salman Khan and Rani Mukerji's baby. Salman Khan and Preity Zinta have also shared screen space in 'Heroes' and Preity's production 'Ishqk in Paris'.
Rani Mukerji: Salman Khan has worked with Rani Mukerji in films like 'Hello Brother, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke' and 'Baabul'. The two share a very basic but likeable chemistry.
Priyanka Chopra Salman Khan wooed former Miss world Priyanka Chopra in films like 'Mujhse shaadi Karogi', 'God Tussi Great Ho' and 'Salaam-e-ishq'. Priyanka and Salman Khan shared a rocking chemistry in 'Mujhse shaadi Karogi'.