Salman Khan may not be the Badshah of Bollywood but he definitely is the Badshah of our hearts. What do we call him? Chulbul Pandey? Prem? or Sallu Bhai? To answer this, I would like to quote William Shakespeare “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet;”. Yes! Be it Prem or Chulbul or Salman, he will always have a special place in our hearts!
The lean days
Right from his debut as a lead actor in Maine Pyaar Kiya to Karan Arjun. Salman Khan had a lean body and none of us had any qualms over it. To be quite honest, we digged his lean look. Though he gave us a glimspse of his bare chest in Suryavanshi, we still preferred the innocent Prem from Hum Aapke Hai Kaun..!!
The topless dude
There were few movies in between where he did not have any particular style and then Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya happened. He portrayed the character of an isolated rich brat who was keen on enjoying his college life. In that one song, O O Jaane Jaana, he made the ladies crazy by removing his shirt and changed the course of his future. Removing his shirt became his signature.
Tere Naam Hairstyle
Well, that was the extent of setting trend. Wasn’t it? We didn’t think he could do something else that would be loved by the girls and imitated by the guys. Then again, we are talking about Salman Khan. He surprised us with his crazy manic behaviour and the straight oiled/gelled hair with middle parting. And boy! to this day, those loyal to him still flaunt that hairstyle *yikes*
Celebs in B-town are super conscious about the way the dress, the way the look and the way they style their hair. Most celebs would get an haircut to try something new and experiment with their looks. But not Salman Khan. Sallu bhai does the extreme always, probably because he believes darr k aage jeet hai. He did the crazy and shaved his head! For a brief period of time, Salman Khan effortlessly carried the bald look with lots of oomph.
And then came Chulbul Pandey! He took the world by storm! Everything about Chulbul Pandey was fascinating. His Robin Hood nature, his lame jokes, his sacractic comments, his shameless flirting and of course his RayBan aviators! Only Salman Khan could tuck his aviator on his back and look cool with it. And only Salman could make it a trend!