Apart from his blockbuster films, Salman Khan has been in news majorly for two reasons – one for his court cases (currently in the blackbuck poaching case) and two for his relationship. At 52, he continues to be Bollywood eternal bachelor. But we have now learnt that the actor was very close to getting married and even engaged to one of his girlfriends. We aren’t talking about Aishwarya Rai (now Bachchan), an affair and ugly separation with whom had been widely reported. Or Katrina Kaif, one of his recent ex-flames who continues to be his friend and co-star.

This is actually from 1998, when the actor got embroiled in the blackbuck poaching controversy and had a case slapped on him. Lalita Bora, the forest official investigating the case, has revealed some shocking details about the actor and what he confessed to her while she was questing him in the poaching case. According to reports, Bora has revealed that Salman didn’t want to get convicted and go to jail since he was keen on getting married and settling down. He used to get angry and threaten often during investigations but the next moment he would plead to not put him behind bars since he was yet to get married. Not just that, he also revealed the name of the woman he wanted to settle down with.

Salman Khan Lost Sleep, Did Not Eat Anything on Day 1 in Jodhpur Jail

Salman Khan Lost Sleep, Did Not Eat Anything on Day 1 in Jodhpur Jail

According to reports, Bora has said that Salman would say, “Please mujhe jail mein mat daalo, mujhe Somy Ali se shaadi bhi karni hai abhi.” For the uninitiated, Somy Ali is a Pakistan-born Bollywood actress and model whom the actor dated. Incidentally, the two broke up in 1998 itself, making us wonder if Salman’s blackbuck poaching case was the reason that made the actress take a step back.

Interestingly, Salman is said to have started dating Aishwarya Rai Bachchan from 1999 onwards, the same year that their first film together – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil Chuke Sanam hit screens.

As far as his ongoing case is concerned, Salman will be spending his second night in the Central Jail, Jodhpur since the bail plea hearing has been postponed to Saturday. Bail or further jail for the Race 3 star? We will know tomorrow.