Today Bollywood superstar Salman Khan celebrates his 55th birthday. The actor has a huge fan following who fill out cinema halls to watch his films. Even a superstar like Salman has often found himself to be the centre of many controversies. On his 55th birthday, let’s take a look at the controversies that he has found himself embroiled in.
1. BLACK-BUCK SHOOTING CASE
The infamous blackbuck shooting case happened in 1999 when Khan and his co-stars from Hum Saath Saath Hain were accused of hunting an endangered chinkara and blackbuck deer while shooting in Jodhpur for the film. The case is still being dragged out in the court.
2. HIT AND RUN CASE
The hit-and-run case that we all know about happened in 2002 . This is the murkiest controversy he has ever been in with accusations of manipulating witnesses and improper evidence flying in from all corners.
3. ASSAULT CASE
Known to be protective of his girlfriends, the Salman-Aishwarya episode was tabloid headlines for months after Rai Bachchan finally broke it off with him citing “abuse, physical assault and indignity”. Things were not too cool when Aishwarya started dating Viveik Oberoi either. Oberoi and Khan had quite a public spat and Oberoi even held a press conference to share his side of the story. When Khan was invited by Abhishek to his wedding, eyebrows were raised. Khan has been linked to various women since then and he does not quite seem to stick with any of them.
4. RIFT WITH SHAHRUKH KHAN
His next brawl was with Shah Rukh Khan at Salman’s then-girlfriend, Katrina Kaif’s birthday party. That fight lasted for a few years. It ended when both the Khans cordially hugged each other at Baba Siddiqui’s iftar party. Things are not hunky-dory between them and the two keep taking potshots at each other often.