December 21, 2012 12:24 IST
Far from the lonely man image that is often painted of Salman Khan, the actor has a mini-world that revolves around him.
Here's a look into Salman Khan's own terra firma that is inhabited by some of his closest friends, family members and industry loyalists.
Katrina Kaif: Katrina not only became Salman Khan's on screen heroine, but also his real-life love. Post Boom, she was almost written off if not for Salman Khan's timely intervention.
Sonakshi Sinha: Back when Sonakshi was a chubby teenager, Salman knew she would make her mark in Bollywood one day. She is also a part of Dabangg 2, Salman's biggest film ever.
Bipasha Basu: Post her break-up with John Abraham, she is Salman Khan's new girl in tinsel town. The star rewarded her by making her the brand ambassador for Sohail Khan's cricket team.
Sohail Khan (brother): When Sohail debuted as a director in 1997, he chose Salman Khan to star in his film. He co-starred with his brother in films like Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Veer and Main Aur Mrs Khanna. Now Salman is yet again on board in Sohail's next film Radhe.
Arbaaz Khan (brother): Despite an impressive debut in Daraar, brother Arbaaz's career didn't quite take off as expected. Salman Khan of course came to his rescue with Dabangg. Arbaaz turned producer and the film went on to knock off box office records like a pack of cards.
Alvira (sister): She became his primary costume designer. And if rumours are to be believed, Alvira will soon start their first flagship store for Being Human. She also doubled up as a co-producer for Bodyguard.
Atul Agnihotri (brother-in-law): After a failed acting career, Atul took up the director's cap and roped in Salman Khan for his films. Two flops ensued and Salman Khan goaded him to take up the producer's mantle. The result was Bodyguard.
Pulkit Samrat: Not many know that he is dating a girl whom Salman Khan considers his rakhi sister.
Shera: He is the man who will gladly take a bullet for his boss. Salman Khan's bodyguard, Shera even made a brief appearance in the movie Bodyguard.
Sajid-Wajid: This duo has made music for the star with memorable hits from films like Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Wanted, Dabangg and its sequel.
Himesh Reshammiya: Ever since Himesh gave Salman Khan one of his biggest musical hits with the song Odh Li Chunariya, Himesh never looked back. What followed were films that made Himesh what he is today.