In an exclusive interview given to Zoom TV, Somy Ali, an ex-girlfriend of actor Salman Khan, said that the two, who were once in a long-term relationship, broke up due to Khan’s alleged cheating scandal.
Ms Ali, who was also an actor in the mid-1990s, said that she had been in a relationship with Salman for more than 6 years during that era and finally broke up almost 20 years ago after he “cheated” on her. She had come to India when she was just 16 years old to marry the actor after she went head over heels for him in his debut movie, Maine Pyaar Kiya, the now-social worker said.
The former actor added that she wasn’t in touch with Khan and hadn’t spoken to him in the last 5 years as they have both “moved on”. She was quoted by Zoom saying, “It’s been 20 years since I broke up with him. He cheated on me and I broke up with him and left. It’s as simple as that.”
As per Ms Ali, Salman’s parents taught her a lot in life compared to the actor himself from whom she dint learn “a single thing” during the course of their relationship. She said his parents, screenwriter Salim Khan and Salma Khan, taught her to be good and “treat every human equally” apart from owning a house that radiated love.
In the interview, she said, “I learned a lot of good things from his parents. The biggest thing I learned is that they never saw religion and treated every human being equally. Their home was open to everyone and love permeated throughout their house especially from Salma aunty.”
After coming to Mumbai, Somy Ali spent a short time in the film industry after being a model but acted alongside acclaimed actors like Dharmendra, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan and Suniel Shetty. The list of films she has worked in include Yaar Gaddar, Andolan, Mafia, Krishan Avtaar, Anth and Teesra Kaun.
Post her brief career in Bollywood, she left it and has now started an NGO called No More Tears. When asked about her comeback possibility in the industry, the social worker said during the Zoom TV interview that she wasn’t interested in working in any movies even when she entered the field and even now.
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Salman Khan has been speculated to be in a relationship with actresses like Sangeeta Bijlani, Aishwarya Rai (now married to actor Abhishek Bachchan) and Katrina Kaif. As of now, he is being linked to Lulia Vantur and is said to be dating her.