The actor who has been consistently winning his fans’ heart since he entered the industry, has a huge circle of friends. Salman Khan is a prominent name in Bollywood. He is amongst those actors who have often encouraged new talents in the film industry. In the career spanning over thirty years, Salman Khan has launched quite a number of actresses who later were thankful for his kind gesture. Here are some Bollywood divas who Salman Khan has launched.
Although Sonakshi did not need Salman Khan to enter Bollywood because she is a popular Indian actor Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter, Salman launched her. It is said that Salman Khan motivated Sonakshi Sinha to lose her weight before her debut film, Dabangg in 2010. Sonakshi Sinha soon gathered tremendous love and fan-following for her role of a village girl, Rajjo. Followed by Dabangg’s massive success, Sonakshi has been a part of Dabangg 2 and now, Dabangg 3 coming up.
Katrina Kaif made her Bollywood debut with the film, Boom (2003) which many people might not know. However, it is said that she started getting fame after she co-starred with Salman Khan in romantic-comedy Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya? in 2005. The film was a commercial success and thus, she immediately took up the pace with her next hit film Namastey London (2007) opposite Akshay Kumar. Katrina is still in the league of top-notch actresses in Bollywood.
When Salman Khan launched Zareen Khan, people found her to be much similar to Katrina Kaif in terms of her looks. Salman launched Zareen Khan through the 2010 epic action-drama Veer opposite himself. Although the film did not do well at the box office, Zareen’s performance and beauty mesmerised the audience. She became a household name from her second Bollywood film, Housefull 2.
Before entering Hindi film industry, Bhumika Chawla has worked down south in quite a number of Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam movies. As Salman is known to encourage the talent, he brought Bhumika to the Hindi cinema through a passionate love story Tere Naam in 2003. Although Bhumika’s character did not have much impact on the audience, Salman’s role of Radhe Mohan who is madly in love with Niranjana (Bhumika), was much applauded. Salman Khan’s character in Tere Naam is considered to be one of his finest performances till date.
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