Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, in a soon-to be-aired interview, recalled the time he was first smitten by a girl, who was just not into him. “I was 16 and there was this girl I really liked, but I could never muster the courage to tell her that. I was scared she would say no. She dated two of my friends and it didn’t work out with either of them. She was a friend to me, but never liked me romantically. When others dated her, I was heartbroken. She never got to know of my feelings. She must have noticed that I was in love with her, but she was not into me. I was bummed,” Salman told teen blogger Hanee Chavan during a chat.
Without naming her, Salman went on to say that she ‘wasn’t the most beautiful girl’, but there was ‘something nice about her’. “She had an erratic dog she couldn’t control. That dog once bit me. I had barely raised my hand at it and she yelled at me. That was when I realised, it’s over. She doesn’t like me, her dog doesn’t like me and her family comes a lot later. I was sad for a few days and it felt like life was coming to an end. Today, I thank God. Till this day, I don’t take her name. I am sure she is happy. I haven’t seen her in 35 years.”
Talking about heartbreaks, the actor added, “Breakups are good.Failure in personal relationships is the loveliest thing ever. You feel the pinch when you are 16 or 17. But if it doesn’t work out, it’s fine. Take your time; don’t go for rebounds. Someone better always comes along. Don’t let the pain of a break-up weigh you down. The angst and animosity is all going to die. Everyone is eventually going to be happy.”