In pictures: Sultan Salman Khan - A mentor to many in Bollywood

Updated: Dec 29, 2017, 09:27
  • In pictures: Sultan Salman Khan - A mentor to many in Bollywood

    Sonakshi Sinha: Salman Khan launched Shatrughan Sinha's daughter Sonakshi Sinha in 'Dabangg' and also went on to co-star with her in its sequel 'Dabangg 2'

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    Zareen Khan: Like so many other newcomers, it was Salman Khan who introduced Zareen Khan to Bollywood. Praising Salman in an interview a couple of years back, she said, "He doesn't have any block in his head. In professional life, I am free to do whatever I like. I do not have a Bollywood background and do not know a lot of people here; so whenever I am in a fix, I fall back on him (Salman)."

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    Katrina Kaif: Kat not only became Sallu's on-screen heroine but also his ladylove. Post 'Boom', she was written off but Salman's timely intervention saved her.  Although they parted ways as a couple both have remained good friends and have collaborated professionally in the films 'Yuvvraaj', 'Ek Tha Tiger' and 'Tiger Zinda Hai'

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    Hrithik Roshan: While preparing for the Bollywood debut, Hrithik was trained by Salman, who helped the newcomer bulk up for his role

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    Sushmita Sen: When the former beauty queen's adopted daughter fell ill once, it was Salman Khan who came to her rescue

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    Dia Mirza: The actress' mother fell sick once, and she turned to help for Salman Khan, who did not disappoint her

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    Arjun Kapoor: Boney Kapoor's son Arjun had credited the star for encouraging him to be an actor. In Arjun's own words, "Salman is a brother to me. I look at him in a very emotional way at both the professional and personal levels. Salman bhai is above and beyond a mentor for me."

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    Shera (his bodyguard): Salman Khan had launched Shera in films with a song-and-dance sequence in the title track of his film 'Bodyguard'. Shera appeared in the song alongside the 52-year-old actor and Katrina Kaif. Now, Salman is looking to launch Shera's son Tiger in Bollywood as well

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    Revathy: When Salman came to know that the actor-director was making a film on AIDS awareness, he called up Revathy and expressed interest to do a role in the film. When Revathy replied that they couldn't afford a big star like him, Salman Khan just smiled and said, "Give me whatever you can." According to Revathy, the 'Dabangg' actor donated whatever fee he got for the film to charity

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    Mohnish Behl: In the past too the actor has been known to revive the failed career of Nutan's son Mohnish Behl. The latter played Salman Khan's big brother in 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' and 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'

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    Pulkit Samrat: Sallu promoted B-Town newcomer Pulkit Samrat's film 'Bittoo Boss'. This was because Samrat was involved with a girl named Shweta Rohira, whom Salman considers his rakhi sister. Pulkit married Shweta, but the two separated

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    Atul Agnihotri (brother-in-law): After a failed acting career, Atul took up the director's cap and roped in Salman Khan for his films. Two flops ensued and Sallu goaded him to take up the producer's mantle. The result was 'Bodyguard' - a box-office hit

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    Varun Dhawan: In an interview some years back, Salman Khan backed newcomer Varun Dhawan, going to the extent of saying that he believed the next big kid on the block was indeed director David Dhawan's son. Varun who debuted opposite Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in 'Student of the Year' went on to do successfully in films like 'Badlapur', 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania', 'Judwaa 2' and many others

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    Sanjay Leela Bhansali: Salman Khan had a major role to play in SLB's success. He starred in the filmmaker's debut film 'Khamoshi', and was among the main reasons why 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' became a mega hit

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    Nikitin Dheer: Pankaj Dheer's son, who had nothing in his kitty after his first two films 'Jodhaa Akbar' and 'Mission Istanbul', was given a fresh lease of life after Sallu signed him on for 'Ready' and 'Dabangg 2'

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    Riteish Deshmukh: It was Salman who advised the actor to form a Marathi team for the Celebrity Cricket League. That was how the team 'Veer Marathi' came into existence

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    Himesh Reshammiya: The music composer, who gave music for Salman Khan's memorable films like 'Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya' 'Tere Naam' and 'Bodyguard', has termed the superstar as his mentor. According to Himesh, Salman does not get involved in camp fights, and even never stops people who are loyal to him from working with others

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    Govinda: The veteran actor's career was virtually finished when Salman Khan managed to rope him in for David Dhawan's 'Partner'. Salman also went all out to get a bulging Govinda in shape for the role. It is another matter altogether that Govinda couldn't capitalise on the success of the film

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    Karan Johar: Not many were will willing to play second fiddle to Shah Rukh Khan in 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' but Salman Khan took up the challenge, and pulled off the special appearance with aplomb

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    Sawaan Kumar Tak: When the producer-director approached Salman Khan, requesting him play a part in his 2006 film 'Saawan', Salman did not turn him back, and did the movie for free. Salman and Tak had collaborated in one of the actor's earliest films 'Sanam Bewafa' (1991)

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    Sooraj Pancholi: He was launched by Salman in his production 'Hero'. Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab had been waiting for the right launch pad. So when Salman expressed interest, Aditya was more than happy. Suniel Shetty's daughter Athiya, too, made her debut in 'Hero'. Now, Salman is all set to launch Suniel's son Ahan too!

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Birthday boy Salman Khan is known for taking up humanitarian causes but the actor is also a real-life mentor to many Bollywood celebs like Sonakshi Sinha, Zareen Khan and others. Take a look...