Salman Khan is not hailed as the ‘Bhai’ of Bollywood for no reason. Apart from his heavy-duty physique, powerful performances and extremely no-nonsense attitude, the actor is also unfortunately known for his notorious past. His run-ins with the laws and frequent visits to the courts have all happened because of his temper and careless attitude. But the actor’s fan base remains untouched and they support Salman no matter what.
Being one the most powerful personalities in India, he remains in the limelight and enjoys his fame. But there are several Bollywood celebrities, from singers to actors, who have irked him the wrong way and ended up loosing their golden ticket to a super lucrative future. Their short careers kissed fame, but later faded into thick smoke. Here are the less fortunate ones:
1. Vivek Oberoi
This is probably the most talked about ‘love triangle’ that Bollywood ever witnessed. Nothing short of a real life drama, Vivek Oberoi’s entry into Salman Khan’s life came when he had a fallout with his then girlfriend Aishwarya Rai. Vivek was enjoying the success of ‘Saathiya’, when he fell in love with Aish (who wouldn’t?). According to him, Salman drunk-called 42 times harassing him over this new love and that is when Oberoi lost his cool. He called a press meet to name and shame Sallu publicly. After realising what he had done and repeated apologies, we never saw Vivek giving more stellar performances as had wished.
Take a look at the press meet here:
2. Anurag Kashyap
The famed director who for his contributions to film, received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2013 from France government, too had a fallout with Sallu. He was supposed to direct Salman in Tere Naam, but didn’t think Salman has the looks for a UP boy. He asked Salman to grow chest hair to look apt. However, this suggestion didn’t go down too well – next day, Anurag got a call from the producer and he reached to meet him at his office. The producer threw a glass bottle at him and said – ‘Saale Tu Salman Ko Baal Ugane Ko Bolega’. Since then, the duo hasn’t seen each other eye to eye
3. Arijit Singh
Arijit Singh, the melodious singer who has enthralled Bollywood with his soulful voice, was riding high on success when an awards show event messed it up. It all started when Salman was anchoring the Star Lux Awards and Arijit Singh was catching few winks. When Salman announced his name as the winner, Arijit had to be woken up by someone else to go and receive the award. On the stage, when Salman took a casual jibe at the sleeping singer, he responded back harshly. After this incident, Arijit rendered an apology, but got rejected. Salman even got Arijit’s songs from Welcome To New York removed from the film.
Take a look at the incident here:
4. Renuka Shahane
Salman Khan’s “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” co-star Renuka Shahane had infamously questioned his acquittal in the black buck case, despite several celebrities keeping mum. Renuka’s long FB post on his acquittal after 18 years of legal battle, certainly rubbed the Dabangg actor the wrong way and they share cold vibes ever since.
Here is what she had to say:
5. Zubair Khan
Bigg Boss 11 ex-contestant Zubair Khan and the show’s host Salman Khan had such a huge tiff inside the show, due to which Salman asked him to leave. The contestant tried to threaten him by saying “I’m not Vivek Oberoi… Mai teri bajauna… Zubair Khan bhookha rahega na, tu usko khilayega.” It all started after Salman lashed out at him in one of the episodes for his misbehaviour. Salman had said, “Tujhe Kutta banaunga.” Zubair got so offended that he said that he would take an action against him and file an FIR. However, that didn’t happen.
But this is what Zubair said about the whole incident:
6. Ranbir Kapoor
Salman and Ranbir Kapoor chose one sexy actress as their love interest, so what else should we expect? The two talented actors were head over heels in love with Katrina Kaif and were at loggerheads when Ranbir started dating her. Rumours are rife that since this love story began, Salman doesn’t wish to see the young Kapoor eye-to-eye. Even at Salman’s sister Arpita Khan’s wedding, Salman said on stage that rather than choosing Khan as her surname, Katrina chose Kapoor.
The media even made a video about this:
7. Sona Mohapatra
Singer Sona faced backlash from Salman Khan’s fans after she tweeted against the superstar’s remark on rape. When Salman Khan, during the promotions of Sultan, had made a weird remark that he felt like a raped women, the “Ambarsariya” hitmaker lashed out at his remark. Despite Salman being guilty of so many offences, Sona was one of the first celebrities who openly lashed out at him.
Here’s her tweet which caused their fallout:
While these celebs never got back their friendship with Salman, we still hope they are forgiven and we see a new collaboration soon! Tell us what you think in the comments.