Salman Khan is the most eligible bachelor in Bollywood and everyone is eyeing for the star to tie the knot. While he is still unmarried, it’s not that he hasn’t had his share of affairs. He has been associated with a number of actresses from Bollywood right from when he started to even the younger ones. And one such actress to have fallen for Salman Khan was Somy Ali. In an interview, she even revealed that Salman Khan was the only reason that she came to Mumbai when she was only 16 years old.
Somy Ali who is a Pakistan-born American actress and has worked in several Bollywood films says that she came to India only to marry Salman Khan. In an interview with Bombay Times, Somy spoke about convincing her parents to let her move to India as a teenager, and how she was never interested in pursuing a career in films. “It was 1991 and I was 16. I saw Maine Pyar Kiya, and I went, ‘I have to marry this guy!’ I told my mom that I am going to India tomorrow. She, of course, sent me off to my room, but I kept pleading that I have to go to India and marry this guy — Salman Khan,” she said.
She said that she told her father that she wanted to visit relatives in Mumbai and that she wanted to see the Taj Mahal. She continued, “I was born in Pakistan and had lived there for a few years before I move to Miami, so I spent a week there, and then landed in India and checked into a five-star hotel. People used to make fun of me because I was this ‘struggling actor’, who was staying at a plush hotel.”
She said that she hasn’t been in touch with him, but that she met his mother, Salma Khan when she was visiting Miami a few years ago. She and Salman reportedly dated for eight years.