The Jai Ho actor has had a ‘type’ as far as his heroines on and off screen are concerned. But his tastes seem to be changing with age and maturity, as you will see in his new film…
Daisy Shah, Salman Khan’s heroine in Jai Ho reminds us neither of his ex Aishwarya Rai (now Bachchan) nor of Katrina Kaif. In fact, barring her height, this dusky beauty has nothing in common with any of Sallu’s former girlfriends.
In the past we have often noticed how Sallu has cast actors who resemble or are clones of his lady loves. There was a time when the Dabangg Khan seemed obsessed with lookalikes of his ex-girlfriends, so much so that he promoted them extensively even as he romanced them onscreen. But Salman’s fascination for these girls of a kind – whatever or whoever that ‘kind’ may be – seems to have waned with time… or has it?
Close on the heels of his close pal Aamir Khan, Salman Khan is now all set to create dhoom at the box office with his latest film, Jai Ho. Practically speaking, a Sallu film doesn’t really need a heroine. The bhai of Bollywood is so dumdaar that he can carry any film on his own beefy shoulders, hai na? But it’s nice to see him fall in love and not be heartbroken, so what if it’s only on the big screen, right? And in his much-awaited film, the Being Human star will be seen romancing newbie Daisy Shah, who has a passing resemblance to both Rani Mukherji and Shilpa Shetty, both close friends but not romantic cling-ons of the superstar. While we are not big fans of the former dancer yet – not until we see her acting skills, at least – we are simply glad that she doesn’t remind us of any of Salman’s ex-lovers.
Here’s a look at the ladies who got a chance to enter the competitive world of B-town thanks to Sallu miyaan and to the fact that they resembled some beauty he once dated….
Sneha Ullal: Her USP was that she was a miniature version of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. While this gal was Lucky to debut in Bollywood with a Salman Khan film, she didn’t really have the spunk or the acting prowess of Sallu’s light eyed ex.
Zarine Khan: She was again the plumb version of the sexy Katrina Kaif. And while we didn’t see any romance between Sallu and Zarine on or off screen, the lady’s resemblance to Kat helped her get a big break in Bollywood with Veer.
Claudia Ciesla: Ms Ciesla added to Salman’s list of videshi connects. This German model’s claim to fame was her much rumoured and talked about closeness with the Wanted actor and her stint in the Bigg Boss 3 house – which many credit to Salman.
Elli Avram: Ms Avram is a mix of Ash and Kat; she has striking resemblance to Ms Kaif and the light eyes of Ash, but falls several inches short as far as their height goes. Industry buzz suggests that Salman is very fond of the Mickey Virus heroine and has openly declared that he is considering her for his future projects. Latest reports confirm that she will feature in a special song in Atul Agnihotri’s Oh Teri. While Salman will be doing one of these numbers, the other will see Elli; but will they come together on the big screen? We’ll have to wait and watch.