7 Reasons Why Salman Khan Remain Bollywood Superstar Despite Controversy

Mina Muzumdar |Mar 24, 2019

You may love Salman Khan or hate him, but you can’t ignore him.

Being a Hollywood superstar, Salman Khan can’t stay away from controversy. But he is a name in Bollywood who has imprinted a mark on the heart of million Indians. Here are seven lesser-known facts about the most powerful actor in Bollywood.

A heart of gold

Everyone may at least once hear about Salman Khan’s charity organisation, Being Human (the former name ‘Being Salman Khan’) which funds the education for children and offers healthcare services for the underprivileged. However, little would know that the superstar actor even offered one of his kidneys to a friend, director David Dhawan.


Many other Bollywood stars also received enormous help from Salman Khan. Last time when Sushmita Sen’s adopted daughter got sick, he turned up at her doorstep just minutes after her call.

A master of blockbusters

Until now, Salman Khan is the first and the only actor to have five films in Rs 100+ crore club which is Dabaang (2010), Ready (2011), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Dabangg 2 (2012).

He is also one among few Bollywood stars to have more than four films to be released in the 90s, Top Grosser in one year and the master of blockbusters in the 90s.

Bollywood star who has the most loyal fans

Salman Khan had a history of brush with the law when he was sentenced to jail for killing a rare animal and many other accusations he has faced in his life. Nevertheless, his fans never turn their back on him. The day he was released, more than 1000 people surrounded his house to welcome him back. Shahrukh Khan may have the biggest number of fans, but it’s Salman Khan who has the most loyal fans in the country.

He is the fashion icon of Bollywood

It’s undeniable that many people are trying their best to mimic Salman Khan’s fashion style, especially the youth. From his hairstyle to how he would dress up, Salman Khan indeed a trendsetter in Bollywood.

The one who brought Bollywood film to the world

Though Shah Rukh Khan so far is the ruler of the international market, it’s Salman Khan who opened Bollywood films to the world. Salman Khan’sMaine Oyar Kiya’ (English name: As When Love Calls) was screened in the West Indies and UK territory and collected Rs 1 crore at that time.

The most candid actor

One of the reasons why Salman Khan’s fans love him so much is his straightforward character and his most candid conversation In 1990 Filmfare Awards, despite was called out for the Best Supporting Actor, he came to the big stage and said: “I don’t deserve this award”. Also, he is one of the few stars who clearly stated that he hates “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” or the actor who said, “I care more about rewards than awards”.

He was voted as one of the most handsome men in the world (According to People’s Magazine)

Salman Khan made all Indian proud when he was in the list of the most handsome man ever in the world by People’s magazine. Other Bollywood actors who were listed on the same category was Dharmendra and Hrithik Roshan. So proud, isn’t it?


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