There's unending speculation around Salman Khan's marriage. The 50-year-old star or Bollywood's most notorious bachelor has had a string of relationships, none of which led to marriage.
Rumours are now rife that the actor may finally get hitched to Romanian model Iulia Vantur. It all started with a blind item in Mumbai Mirror, which was followed by a report on Spotboye.com, which said he'll tie the knot on December 27 -- also his birthday.
The media also went berserk when Khan showed up with Vantur at Preity Zinta's wedding reception triggering further speculations about his impending marriage.
However, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Khan has dismissed all rumours. He said:
If I want to talk to my fans about my marriage, I have got my own platform to do that. I have Twitter and Facebook. It wouldn’t be fair for me to speak about this (his marriage) to a particular channel or newspaper, and not to others. Whenever it has to happen, the news will come directly from me.
He also took a dig at the media.
Since the media doesn’t have anything else to write about, they focus on my personal life.
In case that didn't clear the air.
No marriage is happening. At least, it’s not in my head so far.
On showing up at Zinta's reception with Vantur, he said:
Yes, we did go to that party, but am I not allowed to go anywhere with anybody? So, if I am seen outside with any woman, will I be married off to her? One has to understand one’s responsibility towards a woman. The media keeps saying, “Salman will get married on this date or that date.” But when it (marriage) doesn’t happen, it’s only the girl who suffers. Aise bolke aapne uski izzat ki dhajjiyan hi udaa di (you have stripped her of all her respect).
He felt the media had 'dishonoured' Iulia Vantur.
They (the media) have dishonoured a woman regardless of whether she is an Indian or a foreigner. In such cases, the media gives hope to the woman and puts pressure on me. And this is not good; I also look like an insensitive person, who is not interested in getting married.
And remained characteristically non-commital on the marriage front.
One day I will say, “Yes, I am getting married.” The next day, I’ll say, “No, I am not.” One day, I will say I have been married for a long time, and I also have two kids, just like my father said in jest recently; he said I have two kids, named Aamir and Shah Rukh (laughs). And the next day, I will say, “This is none of your business.”
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