Photos: 20 films that made Salman Khan hero of the masses

Updated: Jul 17, 2017, 18:20
  • Photos: 20 films that made Salman Khan hero of the masses

    Biwi Ho To Aisi: This role of his is memorable for the simple fact that Salman made his debut with this movie. As Vicky Bhandari, a college-going youth from an upper middle-class family, which is dominated by his mother Kamla (Bindu), the future super star had precious little to do

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    Maine Pyaar Kiya: The film that catapulted Salman to stardom, this Sooraj Barjatya love story gave the Hindi film industry one of its most lovable characters, Prem

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    Andaz Apna Apna: Salman's first attempt at a full-on comedy, the laugh-a-minute riot was dominated by Aamir Khan and Paresh Rawal's histrionics. Still, with the little scope that Salman got for performance, he did not disappoint. Remember the 'oranges' scene with Raveena Tandon?

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    Hum Aapke Hain Koun: Following a brief lull, the maverick Khan returned to the big league with this blockbuster. Playing Prem again, Salman's chemistry with Madhuri Dixit in this family drama encompassed with 14 songs regaled audiences, and remains among Hindi cinema's biggest hits

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    Karan Arjun: This reincarnation saga brought together reigning superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman. It was enough for the film to rake in the moolah despite a story line that was clearly dated

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    Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya: The movie that made going shirtless a fashion, Salman played the amiable lover boy Suraj Khanna with effervescent ease. His chemistry with the talented Kajol was the high point of this Sohail Khan-directed film

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    Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam: It was during the shooting of this film that the Salman-Aishwarya Rai love affair grew intense. The romantic spark was evident on screen as well, with Salman playing the passionate lover boy, who doesn't get his girl in the end, and Ash going through a gamut of emotions before realising what is true love

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    Tere Naam: The tagline of this film read, fortunately a true love story. Reports flew thick and fast about the Satish Kaushik film being based on Salman's volatile relationship with Aishwarya. Despite a weak script line, Salman's realistic portrayal of the lovelorn Radhe Mohan, who ends up in a mental asylum, made the film click at the box office

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    Mujhse Shaadi Karogi: The film that gave director David Dhawan's career a new lease of life, Salman enticed a few laughs here as the hot-headed Sameer, who is desperate to win over his love Rani Singh (Priyanka Chopra). Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Phir Milenge: This Revathy flick deserves a mention since Salman did this film for a cause. His portrayal of Rohit Manchanda, an AIDS-infected patient was touchy, and proved that the brawny artist has a softer side in his acting arsenal. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    No Entry: Salman stole the show in this hilarious multi-starrer as Prem again, but this time as the casanova, who tempts his friends to follow his footsteps. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Partner: As Love Guru, Salman not only solved Bhaskar Diwakar Chaudhary's (Govinda) romantic problems in the film, but also gave the latter fading career a new lease of life. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Wanted: The film that revived Salman's career following a prolonged bad run, the Prabhu Deva action flick gave the super star a new success formula - remaking South's mega hits. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    London Dreams: As the naturally talented performer of a music band Mannu, Salman's eccentric antics were the best part of an otherwise disappointing venture. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Veer: The film was a disaster, but not for lack of effort from Salman, who tried his best to bring to life the royal character of Veer Pratap Singh, a Pindari Prince

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    Dabangg: As Chulbul Pandey (or Robin Hood Pandey), the cop who has his unique, and sometimes rather bizarre, ways of dealing with rogue elements, Salman won the hearts of the audiences as well as the critics, who normally flay his films. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Ek Tha Tiger: The movie had 'RAW' content no doubt, but Salman Khan's star power, and the timing of the film's release has made it among the biggest success stories of Indian cinema. Pic/ Santa Banta

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    Kick: A Salman Khan film isn't about the plot. It's about Salman Khan. 'Kick' shifts track incessantly from a cold love story to underwhelming action to cheesy melodrama, but Salman admits in the film, 'Mere baare mein itna mat sochna. Dil mein aata hoon, samajh mein nahin.' Critics might have given the film a thumbs-down, but people swarmed the theatres to watch Salman play a desi Robin Hood anyway. So much so that the film was among the top grossing Bollywood films of 2014 in India. Pic/Santa Banta

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    'Bajrangi Bhaijaan': If you think you have to leave your brains at home for a Salman Khan film, be surprised. This one will need you to take your heart along with your brains as well. For above everything else, 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' sure has its heart in its right place. Salman Khan plays Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi and he is refreshingly not the typical dude ready to throw punches in the air at any moment. On the contrary, he is the antithesis of a typical Salman Khan character; he is modest, peaceful and bows down even when he spots a monkey. His idyllic, simple life takes a turn when he encounters a six-year-old child, Munni aka Shahida (Harshaali Malhotra) from Pakistan, and he takes it upon himself to return her to her family

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    Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: After winning hearts with his performance in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', Salman Khan came back with a bang as 'Prem' in Sooraj Barjatya's directorial 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' that reunites him with the director after 16 years. Salman's heroine is Sonam Kapoor, who looks classy in colourful and traditional wear in the film. The movie's vibe is desi, and Salman has dual looks in it. With Barjatya's signature palatial sets, fancy costumes and a larger than life canvas, the movie was a Diwali treat for Salman's fans. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Salman Khan's 'Sultan', too, was a box-office hit. The superstar's next film 'Tubelight', however, failed to live up to the expectations

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As Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' completes 2 years today, here's a rewind of his memorable roles in films that have made him the hero of the masses

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