“Girlfriends may come, girlfriends may go, Katrina goes on forever,” a very close friend of Salman Khan philosophises. And he isn’t off the mark. A majority of those close to Salman say Katrina is the permanent woman in Salman’s life.
“Many of us call her ‘Katrina Bhabhi’. She is like that in Bhai’s life - the dependable, most valued woman outside his mother and sisters. If Bhai had his way, he would’ve married her (Katrina) 10 years ago. But she didn’t want to, for whatever reasons. Her career, perhaps. Besides Salman, the only serious relationship she got into was Ranbir Kapoor. As long as it lasted she’d run to Bhai for advice every time there was a problem with Ranbir. After she broke up with Ranbir, Salman was there to support her. I think now they are closer than ever before. Salman’s mother and sisters dote on Katrina. In fact Salman’s mother wants him to marry her,” says an old friend of the Khan superstar.
So why doesn’t he marry Katrina? “I think Katrina has gone beyond a romantic relationship with Salman. She looks at him as a solid support system. She will share everything with him but may not marry him. If ever Salman gets married, his wife will have to deal with Katrina’s friendship in his life,” say another family friend.
“I don’t think Salman has ever been so close to any of his girlfriends. He has maintained cordial relations with his exes like Sangeeta Bijlani and Somy Ali. But nothing like what we see him sharing with Katrina. They understand each other well. She doesn’t have to say what she needs. Salman has it ready for her even before she articulates her need.” Katrina once told this writer that the one person whom she can depend on in this entire universe is Salman. So maybe there is still hope of them getting together as a married couple some day!