The Bad boy of Bollywood, Salman Khan, has had his fair share of controversies, some about his professional life and others personal. Let's take a look at why you can bury your head in your hands if you're a Sallu fan!
1. Salman's black buck hunting & poaching case
Salman and his co-stars of Hum Saath Saath Hai, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, and Neelam were accused of hunting a Chinkara and a Black Buck, which are endangered species of Deer while shooting for the movie in Jodhpur!
2. Accused of killing a homeless pedestrian while driving drunk
In 2002 Salman Khan had hit four people who were sleeping on the footpath and in the process killing one amongst them. This case was withdrawn in 2007 and reopened in 2013, and later Salman Khan was vindicated in 2016.
3. His alleged 41 calls to Aishwarya Rai & abusive nature towards her
Vivek Oberoi had held a press conference to accuse Salman of calling up his then girlfriend & Khan's then-ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai, 41 times. Salman, allegedly, also has threatened to kill Oberoi over the same issue in the past.
4. Salman vs. Shah Rukh - the 8-year cold war
It was in 2008, at Katrina Kaif's birthday party that SRK and Sallu had a fight and had even behaved rudely with Katrina! Now the 2 Khans seem to have buried the hatchet.
5. The "I feel like a raped woman" comment
At an interview regarding the filming of Sultan, he had told that it was tough as he had to lift a man of 120kg about 5 to 6 times and said,
“When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out.”
6. Salman's pity for the 1993 Mumbai-blasts accused
His tweet supporting the 1993 blast convict, Yakub Memon received severe criticism from all over. He also said that he wanted to say it out but couldn't as he was scared
7. The insensitive comment about the 26/11 blasts!
Salman Khan faced a lot of opposition and hate for saying that the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks were "hyped" as it was targetted towards the "elite" group to a Pakistani channel interview.
8. Called yesteryear's stars cowards
When asked about marriage rumors, he said that he would come out and say it and wouldn't hide it like the yesteryear's actors!
"…thode hi main chup rahoonga like those yesteryear stars who hid their wives thinking that it would lessen their fan following…”
9. Manhandling & abusing of reporters and his bodyguard
Salman reportedly lost his cool when a fan took pics on the sets of Jai Ho without permission; also had thrown a fan's phone away for taking his pics! And in another instance, he slapped his bodyguard for hurting a fan while protecting the superstar.
10. The alleged threats to a poor fisherman
Salman and his bodyguard allegedly threatened a fisherman and his family, to relocate as it was blocking the sea-view from his plush Bandra abode!
11. The rude comment on Hrithik & Aishwarya's Guzaarish
He had said in an interview,
“Koi kutta bhi nahin gaya (to watch)”