Salman Khan was about to marry Sangeeta Bijlani when Somy Ali entered his life. Their wedding was called off when Sangeeta came to know about his affair with Somy. In 1994, Somy came all the way to India, and the actor fell in love with her, but as they say old habits die hard, even after being in a relationship with Somy, Salman fell head over heels in love with his Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam co-star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Somy in her earlier interview had said that it was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who came in between Salman and her. But even after facing betrayal from the superstar, she supported him when she was asked about the infamous press conference that Vivek held against Salman for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
I Had A Dream About Marrying Salman
"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.''
My Mother Was Really Angry
''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," she had told Mid-Day.
Salman Has A Heart Of Gold
On a popular TV show (Lassi With Laveena), Somy was asked, how would she describe Salman. To which she said, ''They say if you can count four friends on your fingers and trust them blindly, you're extremely fortunate. Salman happens to be one of them. He has a heart of gold and I know for a fact that if I were ever in need he would be the first person that I would call.''
Does She Regret Dating Salman?
"No regrets at all. I learned a great deal from Salman and his family. Salman and his family taught me that it does not matter what religion one is, what culture one comes from, what makes a person a good person is their actions. He was a good role model to have growing up, outside of the boyfriend aspect of things."
When Asked About Vivek's Infamous Press Conference Against Salman, She Said...
"I am not responsible for what other people say, but I would say this, anytime a person treats or speaks badly of someone else it usually stems from insecurity."
On The Last Time She Met Salman
"The last time I saw him was in Bangkok. I was there for a women's rights conference a"nd he was there for a film shoot in May 2011.''
‘'We Both Complimented Each Other''
‘'We caught up as friends would and talked about our non-profits. We both complimented each other about making a change for the better."
Was Salman The Reason She Left Bollywood?
"To reiterate, I did not go to India for a career in Bollywood. I had a crush on an actor like any teenager does and I actually pursued the crush and went to find him. In hindsight now, I think it was extremely precocious for a 15 year old."