Bollywood actress Sunny Leone says superstar Salman Khan was quite welcoming when she came to India and hence he holds a very special place in her heart.
Before entering Bollywood, Sunny had appeared on Salman's hit reality show 'Bigg Boss'.
"I am a big fan of him. He was one of the first people in the industry to wish me luck and welcome me in India. In that way I have a very special place in my heart for him as those were the first encouraging words that you hold on to especially when you don't know anything. He said some really nice things," Sunny told PTI.
The 34-year-old actress is not in touch with the "Dabangg" star but is all praise for him.
"I am not in touch with him. He is a great person. He does amazing things for people whether they are famous or not famous. He helps a lot," she said.
"Every time, that I have seen him he has gone out of his way to say Hello to me and my husband. He invited me sometime back but I was out of the country that time. I hope to see him soon," she added.
Salman would be turning 50 on December 27 and the "Jism 2" actress wishes lots of happiness for him.
"I think he is turning 27. I wish happiness for him and his family..everything he wants in life comes true," she said.
"Monetarily, he can get anything that he wants but emotionally and his happiness is something that I wish for him," she added.
Sunny is looking forward to the release of "Mastizaade" that also stars Tusshar Kapoor, Vir Das in the lead. The film, directed by Milap Zaveri, releases on January 29.