'I Went To India At The Age of 16 To Marry Salman Khan': Somy Ali

'I Went To India At The Age of 16 To Marry Salman Khan': Somy Ali

Former Pakistani actress Somy Ali makes some candid confessions in her new book
'I Went To India At The Age of 16 To Marry Salman Khan': Somy Ali
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To all those who follow Bollywood, Somy Ali is a name that has become synonymous with Salman Khan, courtesy their widely talked about tumultuous relationship. Now years after she left Bollywood to pursue a course in filmmaking in the US, the actress is in news again due to the shocking revelations she has apparently made in an autobiography.

In the interview, Somy talks about being molested by her domestic help when she was a child. She says, ‘I was sexually assaulted by a house-help when I was just five. When I am invited for a talk at high schools and universities in the US, I share this with the students. I believe sharing my personal experiences would encourage others to speak out and not be ashamed about being a victim.’

It wasn’t until she had seen Salman Khan’s Maine Pyar Kiya that she became smitten with the actor. She shares that story, saying, ‘People found my life story people interesting as well as insane, especially how I went to India at the age of 16 after seeing Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). I had a dream about marrying Salman the night I saw the film. I woke up and ran around the house looking for a suitcase and told my mom how I needed to move to India to marry an actor I had dreamt of. She was initially angry, but later I convinced her and the rest is history. We are precocious in our teenage years and quite ridiculous as well.’

Sweet, but what about the talk of Salman smashing her head with a cola bottle? ‘No, if he had done that, I would have been hospitalised and bleeding profusely. He was not happy because I was trying a beverage for the first time, so in his frustration, he poured the drink all over the table.’ Now that is some revelation.


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