Popular model and actress of 90s, Somy Ali, who grabbed the headlines for her relationship with Salman Khan, recently recalled how she met her teenage crush and megastar and landed in Mumbai. Talking to E Times, she narrated the incident and said, "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. That night, I had a dream that I have to go marry Salman because he is going to be my saviour. Since she wouldn’t relent, I called my dad. Of course, I didn’t tell him why I wanted to visit India."
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She added, "I told him that we have relatives in Mumbai and I wanted to meet them. I also told him that my biggest dream is to see the Taj Mahal, which I must admit, I haven’t seen to this day (laughs!). 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."
When asked what didn't worked for her in the industry, she replied, "I made a lot of mistakes. Imagine at 16, I lived in a hotel alone because my father had to go back and look after his business. I was exposed to things that as a teenager, no child should be exposed to. But I learnt a lot from those experiences. I also feel that I ruined some relationships because I was misguided by someone else. Other than that, I formed some amazing relationships. Chunky was hilarious, Saif was so funny, and Suniel and I were in acting classes together. See, there are positives and negatives to everything, you take away the good things and leave behind all that is bad."
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