'My marriage is in God's hands now'
Thursday, February 15, 2007 13:16 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
When is Salman Khan getting married... is the million dollar question everyone is asking in Bollywood now a days. But the brawny actor, who has been romantically linked to several stars during his two-decade career, says he has left his plans of getting married in God's hands.

At a promotional event when asked about his marriage plans, Salman said, "Whenever He will give consent, I'll get married. Things are not in my hand. Without His will, nothing happens."

Questioned whether he was veiling some sadness by answering in such a philosophical fashion, the controversial star said, "There is nothing like that. I believe that He controls all of man's decisions. I'm also waiting for his signal."

Rumour mills were recently abuzz with the prospect of Salman finally tying the nuptial knot as Aishwarya Rai, to whom he was romantically linked at one time, has been engaged to Abhishek Bachchan.

Having spent 20 years in Bollywood in a career spanning from Biwi Ho To Aisi to Salaam-e-Ishq, Salman said he was looking forward to some of his upcoming films.

"I'll soon be doing an action film which will be a complete departure from my romantic image," he said, adding he was considering five to six scripts and would decide on them soon.

The star who was once rated among the most attractive actors in the world by Time magazine is satisfied with his career despite not being in the race for the number one slot.

He said, "I will continue to act as long as my fans want me to. Their happiness is everything for me."

Asked about the dominance of the three Khans -- Aamir, Shahrukh and himself -- in Bollywood, Salman said, "I don't think that only the Khans dominate. It's only a coincidence that all three of us came at about the same time and that we share the Khan surname".

He joked, "Stars like Hrithik, Akshay, Fardeen, Zayed and Sanjay Dutt are popular today. Salman's films are flopping." He was referring to his three previous films -- Jaaneman, Baabul and Salaam-e-Ishq - that did not fare well at the box office.

Salman's first Hollywood film Marigold, directed by Willard Carrol, is going to be released within the next three months. Asked whether he had signed any other Hollywood film, he replied, "Not as yet. Let Marigold be released first".

An avid painter, Salman also plans to hold an exhibition of his paintings.

"So far I've finished 23 paintings and I'm waiting to paint 40 before I display them. I want to paint real paintings and they become abstract paintings by the time I finish them," he quipped.
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