Salman Khan is a child of a star, whose father Salim Khan is none other than the co-writer of Sholay, Deewaar, and Zanjeer. Salman Khan has a beautiful youthful ardor, a real sensitivity, an exposed musculature and he is nicknamed the Rambo.
He began his career with a supporting role that went unnoticed in a minor film. But in 1989 a new director, Sooraj Barjatya, gives him the lead role in Maine Pyar Kiya. The movie is a popular success, propelling the director and the actor on the front of the Bollywood scene.
Salman Khan continues with what remains one of his best films with Saajan. Here he shared the screen with Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt. He specializes in the romantic comedies and becomes the pillar of its revival with Hum Aapke Hain Koun in 1994, directed by Sooraj R. Barjatya with Madhuri Dixit. This film is a huge success that marks in a way the great return of the genre.
Rakesh Roshan made him share the stage in 1995 with Karan Arjun with two other rising stars, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Salman Khan has shot more than 70 films in less than 20 years, sometimes chaining several flops in a row but returning with a strange ease at the top of the box office. He remained the favorite actor of the most demanding directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali. With him, he stars in Khamoshi: The Musical, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and Saawariya.
When in 2003 one believed him to be finished after three years of legal battles, mediocre films and roles in Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam and Baghban, he surprised the public and critics with dramatic roles in Tere Naam, Garv and Phir Milenge in 2004 before returning to uninhibited comedy and success in No Entry, Partner and romantic movies like Lucky, Jaan-e-Mann, Baabul and Salaam-e-Ishq.
Salman Khan shares with Sanjay Dutt the image of the bad boy of Bollywood. He regularly had to deal with the police and justice. In 1998, he was arrested while filming of Hum Saath Saath Hain for killing blackbuck, a protected species. Then, in September 2002, he was tried for an accident that killed one person and wounded two others while driving.
In 2001, while he was the official boyfriend of Aishwarya Rai, she complained about his violent attitude. He yelled under her windows. Aish's parents filed a complaint in January 2002 with the police because Salman broke the furniture. He then harasses her on the set of Kuch Naa Kaho and then Chalte Chalte, managing at the same time to fight with Shah Rukh Khan. Since 2002, Salman Khan has been juggling convictions, appeals, and releases. He was imprisoned for a few days in February 2006 and then in August 2007 for killing black bucks.
The bad boy seems to have calmed down since 2004. The press regularly talked about his marriage with Katrina Kaif, but the couple separated. And since the grapevine is ripe with Lulia Vantur. Salman Khan regularly sings praises of his female co-stars, including the latest, Sonakshi Sinha for Dabangg. More importantly, the actor began to paint and created in March 2007 a charity called Being Human. It helps children, to which he pays a particular sum of money from sold paintings, for which he regularly organize events and fashion shows. He even created a Being Human watch.
Even if one is not particularly a fan of the actor, it must be recognized that he has a real presence on the screen. There is in him a kind of a little childish energy, that is confusing but endearing, especially put in value in the comedy Pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya, with Kajol, Kyon Ki with Kareena Kapoor, where he played the role of a mental patient or Jaanemann with Preity Zinta. Salman Khan is probably better than what is expected of him.
Since January 2008, Salman Khan has his statue in the wax museum of Madame Tussauds in London. He joined a very closed circle among the Indian stars, where only Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aishwarya Rai also had their statue.
In recent years, he alternated between commercial successes like Ek Tha Tiger and Kick. And disappointments at the box office with the disastrous Veer and Jai Ho. But his ability to break new records earned him the confidence of producers and directors. In 2015 he even won critics with his performance in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the success of the year.
This film tells of a magnificent human adventure of a man who helps a little girl to find her family in Pakistan. A few months later, he returned with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo by Sooraj Barjatya, who made him a star in the early 90s with Maine Pyar Kiya. However, the sumptuousness of this production does not carry so much with the public. 2015 nevertheless remains a good year for the actor who was acquitted in the case of the car accident.
In 2016 he won critics with his performance in Sultan. Salman Khan is to this day one of the actors on which the producers bet. His films are successful and time seems to have no hold on him and even if the critics are severe, the public is there.
While many are aware of the 2002 car accident for which Salman Khan was accused of negligent homicide, the actor did not wait until the 2000s to have trouble with Justice. Indeed, his first scandal of great importance dates back to 1998. On the set of Hum Saath Saath Hain, the actor was accused of poaching for hunting and shooting gazelles and an antelope - two protected species. With him, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre and Tabu were suspected of having participated in the illegal hunting.
And as absurd as it may seem, the trial is still not over, illustrating in passing the excessive slowness of the Indian judicial system. Still, the trial was held today and the stakes were high. Especially since over the years, the versions given by the defense of Salman Khan were only changing. From he was not armed, to he had a rifle that could not kill such animals. The absurd gem of the lot is that they had been killed by dogs.
All the defendants were facing up to six years in prison. And it is first of all the other accused who received their verdict. At 11:45 am Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre and Tabu were acquitted by the Jodhpur court for lack of evidence. And it was shortly before noon that the verdict fell for Salman Khan. He was found guilty, the actor is sentenced to prison by the Court of Jodhpur.
No fewer than 28 witnesses claim to have been alerted by the shots, and many claims to have recognized the actor. The actor's lawyer was able to make a final plea before the conviction fell at 14:13. Salman Khan is sentenced to 5 years in prison by the Jodhpur Court. The actor spent two nights in Jodhpur central prison before getting bail. The actor also paid a fine of 10,000 rupees.
Let's admit that it would be oddly ironic to see the actor convicted of poaching when the death of a human being did not stop his release!