Bollywood’s original “Bhaijaan” Salman Khan turns 51 on Tuesday.
The superstar threw a lavish birthday bash at his Panvel farmhouse for family and close friends that started last Monday night and continued till wee hours today.
Dressed in a black shirt and formal trousers, Salman cut his chocolate birthday cake with his nephew Ahil (sister Arpita Khan Sharma’s son). His alleged girlfriend Iulia Vantur was also present at the party.
Besides Khan’s family, his guest list at the party included Sushant Singh Rajput, Preity Zinta, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover, Bina Kak, Krushna Abhishek, Zareen Khan, Dino Morea, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Remo D’Souza and Pulkit Samrat.
While his fans cheer for their on-screen “Sultan“, here are 10 interesting facts about the most eligible bachelor of the Hindi film industry:
1. Salman Khan aspires to be a writer like his father, veteran Bollywood screenplay writer Salim Khan. He has already written two films – ‘Chandramukhi’ and ‘Veer’. Also he gave the story idea of “Baaghi: A Rebel for Love”.
2. He loves Chinese cuisine and his favourite Indian eatery is China Garden in Mumbai.
3. His favorite actor is Sylvester Stallone and actress is Hema Malini.
4. Salman like to carry soft malmal handkerchief instead of cotton ones.
5. He started wearing his signature turquoise stone bracelet seeing his father Salim Khan wearing one for good luck.
6. Salman Khan does not like portraying negative characters on screen. This was the reason he refused 1993 hit film Baazigar, which released with Shah Rukh Khan in the lead and changed SRK’s Bollywood career forever.
7. He has a fetish for perfumes and soaps. He has a collection of all kinds of herbal soaps in his bathroom and especially prefers those with natural fruit and vegetable extracts.
8. Especially those admiring Salman’s killer body, his statistics are 42-inch chest, 17-inch biceps, and a 30-inch waist.
9. He is a great swimmer and loves to paint. He has gifted several paintings to Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan who happens to be a close friend of Salman.
10. Salman lives at the Galaxy Apartments in Bandra area of Mumbai. Besides that, he has a farmhouse at Panvel city in Raigad district of Maharashtra and a house in Hydra Avenue Towers at Jumeirah Village in Dubai.
(Sources: Mumbai Mirror, TOI, BigWire network)
Sreya is based in Kolkata. She is a Senior Editor of Big Wire.