Call him a spoilt brat, a hot-tempered boyfriend or whatsoever, Salman Khan is someone, whom you cannot ignore at any cost. He is one amongst very few superstars, who can evoke a mass hysteria. Yet, Salman Khan has never been spared from controversies.
Salman Khan is considered as one of the most controversial stars of Bollywood. Say it his 2002 hit and run case, his involvement in hunting an endangered species, the Chinkara (2006), his alleged misbehaviour with his girlfriends or his purported underworld links, Salman had always hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
But, witnessing the current scenario, it looks like the ghost of the past is too stubborn to leave the actor free. No wonder, Salman is a changed man today. However, the actor made several constructive steps to clean his baddie image. Yet, Salman Khan is facing the brunt of his past acts and not being let by the media and law.
Take a look at his top 10 controversies of Salman Khan...
Salman Khan Chinkara Poaching Case
On 17 February 2006, Khan was sentenced to one year in prison for hunting the Chinkara, an endangered species. The sentence was stayed by a higher court during appeal.
Salman-Aishwarya Rai Controversy
Salman's affair with Aishwarya Rai was a well publicised topic in the Indian media. After their break-up in March 2002, Rai accused him of harassing her. She claimed that Khan had not been able to come to terms with their break-up and was hounding her; her parents lodged a complaint against him.
SRK-Salman, who were once best of pals, turned rivals, after an ugly spat at Katrina Kaif's birthday bash in 2008. Supposedly, SRK made some out of line comments on Salman's ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai which irritated Salman. Salman said further that he and SRK can never be friends.
Their fight started with Salman's debut movie Maine Pyaar Kiya, after Subhash Ghai supposedly made an ugly comment against the former. Things took an ugly turn after the duo allegedly got into a fist fight.
Salman-Vivek Oberoi Fight
The Salman Khan-Vivek Oberoi controversy had once kicked up a storm in Bollywood. Things went worse when a love-blind Vivek claimed that Salman had telephoned him 41 times one night and threatened to kill him. This angered Salman Khan, and since then, these two actors have never come face to face.
Salman-John Abraham Fight
Salman Khan and John Abraham were once close friends, but issues, mainly over fees, between them cropped up during their Rockstars stage shows.
Salman Beats Up Katrina?
During the shooting of the film Ek Tha Tiger, rumours were rife that Salman Khan had beated Katrina Kaif, for allegedly wearing a revealing outfit. It was also said that Kat had to call Kareena to rescue herself from Sallu.
It was like a shock to all after Salman made a rude remark on Hrithik's movie Guzaarish. Sallu's comment, 'Ek kutta bhi dekhne nahi gaya' hurt Hrithik a lot.
It is said that the duo had a fall out after Priyanka turned down Salman Khan's offer to do a cameo in Main Aur Mrs Khanna.