Can Salman Khan be a successful restaurateur?

Salman has been minting money at the box office for several years now, but can he bring that good luck to his new venture? Other Bollywood stars who have tried their hand at the restaurant business have had mixed success

Salman Khan has been searching for the right property to kickstart his chain of restaurants for some time now. The actor, in collaboration with his stylist-designer Ashley Rebello plans to launch a restaurant in Bandra for starters. Salman has been brainstorming on names and decor for the restaurant along with Ashley. According to a source, the restaurant will predominantly serve East Indian food. Sallu has been a huge fan of Ashley’s cooking and had suggested opening up a restaurant. When the designer friend laughed it off, Salman decided to take matters in his own hands. Ashley confirms to a leading newspaper, “Yes, we are planning a restaurant together, but it’s too early to say more.” Before Salman many B-towners have tried their hand in this business. Dino Morea and his brother Nicolo have opened a chain of restaurants all over Mumbai and Chandigarh. Sadly for the Moreas the restaurants have not been going great so far. Suniel Shetty’s restaurant Thai Me Up shut down, while his other restaurant Mischief in Mumbai has been handed over to another chain to manage. The actor is even planning to upgrade his water resort and sea-facing restaurant. Shilpa Shetty along with her business tycoon husband opened Royalty, but that hasn’t done very well either. In a similar fashion, Ayesha Takia is busy helping her husband Farhan Azmi run their restaurant. Arjun Rampal who has just begun to taste success in films also ventured into the restaurant business. The actor launched his own lounge bar restaurant in Delhi with restaurateur AD Singh as his partner. While the business world is not for all actors, we wish Salman Khan all the best in his new venture and are definitely looking forward to some mouth-watering food!