Indo-Asian News Service
October 05, 2010 18:07 IST
(New Delhi )
Why is Salman Khan still single? Dad Salim Khan has the answer to the
question that has vexed so many of his fans -- 'mama's boy' Salman, he
says, can't fix on a girl because he mostly falls for actresses who
can't pamper him like his mother.
"There's a contradiction in Salman's character. He gets attracted to
women from his industry only... his co-stars become his love interests.
Once a relationship is established, he starts looking for his mom in
them. Now that is not possible," Salim told trade analyst Komal Nahta on
ETC's show Bollywood Business.
"A woman who has just started her career can't be doing stuff like
preparing meals, washing clothes, preparing kids and yet lead the hectic
life of a movie star! This expectation can't be met by a woman who has
just started her film career...not even if she tries," reasoned the
74-year-old, who made a rocking scriptwriting team with Javed Akhtar.
Salman, 44, who is Salim's eldest son, has been involved with actresses like Somy Ali, Sangeeta Bijlani and Aishwarya Rai.
The 44-year-old is said to have split from his latest girlfriend, actress Katrina Kaif.
Salim dodged the question, saying: "I can't say if Katrina is in
Salman's life... If a marriage decision stretches for so long, it
usually does not happen. It means that the person is not 100 percent
sure to get into it...that's why the delay."
According to Salim, who is credited for scripting films like Seeta aur
Geeta, Zanjeer, Deewaar, Sholay and Trishul, Salman suffers heartbreaks
because for most of his girls the prime motive is stardom.
"Whenever girls have come into Salman's life, they are looking to be a
movie star. So settling down is the last thing on their minds. So the
relationships reach a saturation point and then fizzle out."
Salim has two other sons - Arbaaz and Sohail, and a daughter, Alvira,
from his first wife Salma. He later married Bollywood's cabaret queen
Helen and adopted a daughter named Arpita.