Meet the members of Planet Salman
Far from the lonely man image that is often painted of the star, Salman Khan has an almost mini-world that revolves around him. On the day his biggest ever film hits the marquee, here's a look into Salman's own terra firma that is inhabited by some of his closest friends, family members and industry loyalists
A burgeoning economy in itself, this is Planet Salman...
Reshma Shetty: She came into spotlight after Sallu gave her the reins of Katrina’s business and then his own account too.
Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru: When the Khan family needs a good music video for their films, these are the guys who are summoned.
Bipasha Basu: Post her break-up with John Abraham, she is Sallu’s new girl in tinsel town. The star rewarded her by making her the brand ambassador for Sohail Khan’s cricket team.
Pulkit Samrat: Not many know that he is dating a girl whom Salman considers his rakhi sister.
Mudassar Khan: A relatively unknown choreographer, he made headlines with his songs in several Sallu starrers.
Shera: He is the man who will gladly take a bullet for his boss. Salman’s bodyguard, Shera even made a brief appearance in Bodyguard.
Sajid-Wajid: This duo has made music for the star with memorable hits from films like Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Wanted, Dabangg and its sequel.
Nadeem: Salman’s childhood friend, Nadeem is now his Man Friday. Extremely loyal, he is said to be Salman’s most trusted man. The guy even tattooed Being Human on his hand to perhaps express his unconditional support for the star.
Himesh Reshammiya: Ever since Himesh gave Salman one of his biggest musical hits with Odh li chunariya, the former TV producer never looked back. What followed were films that made Himesh what he is today.
Atul Agnihotri (brother-in-law): After a failed acting career, Atul took up the director’s cap and roped in Sallu for his films. Two flops ensued and Sallu goaded him to take up the producer’s mantle. The result was Bodyguard.
Sohail Khan (brother): When Sohail debuted as a director in 1997, he chose Salman to star in his film. He co-starred with his brother in films like Maine Pyaar Kyu Kiya, Veer and Main Aur Mrs Khanna. Now Salman is yet again on board in Sohail’s next film Radhe.
Arbaaz Khan (brother): Despite an impressive debut in Daraar, brother Arbaaz’s career didn’t quite take off as expected. Salman of course came to his rescue with Dabangg. Arbaaz turned producer and the film went on to knock off box office records like a pack of cards.
Alvira (sister): She became his primary costume designer. And if rumours are to be believed, Alvira will soon start their first flagship store for Being Human. She also doubled up as a co-producer for Bodyguard.
Katrina Kaif: Kat not only became Sallu’s on screen heroine but also his ladylove. Post Boom, she was almost written off if not for Salman’s timely intervention.
Sonakshi Sinha: Back when Sona was a chubby teenager, Salman knew she would make her mark in Bollywood one day. She is also a part of Dabangg 2, Sallu’s biggest film ever.