In the 1990s, Somy Ali and Salman Khan had a nearly decade-long relationship. Somy later returned to the United States after the couple divorced.
Since the beginning of his career, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has cultivated a large fan base. Somy Ali was one of his fans when he made his film debut in Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989. While it is widely known that the two had a romantic relationship in the 1990s, few people at the time knew that Somy had flown in from the United States after falling in love with Salman after seeing his film.
Somy revealed that she was 16 when she saw the Sooraj Barjatya film and had a dream about marriage in a recent interview with the Free Press Journal. She had a huge crush on Salman and saw this as a sign to visit India. “In my wallet, I kept Salman’s photo. “By the time I arrived, his Baaghi had already come out, and Salman had already established himself as a megastar,” she explained.
Somy Ali eventually made it to Bollywood and even worked on a film with Salman Khan, which was later shelved, and it was at this time that she confessed her feelings for him. “We were on our way to Nepal,” says one of the passengers. I sat next to him on the plane. I just took his picture off the shelf and showed it to him. ‘I’ve travelled so far to marry you!’ I exclaimed. ‘I’ve got a girlfriend,’ he explained. That’s irrelevant, I said. I was a young adolescent when this happened to me. After a year, when I turned 17, our relationship began. ‘I love you,’ he told me first. “I didn’t need much persuasion,” she admitted.
Somy had a wonderful relationship with Salman Khan’s parents during their nearly ten-year relationship. “What I learned from his parents is phenomenal,” she expressed her gratitude. An open house was held for them. People came and went on a daily basis. They would be kind to them and provide food for them. No one ever locked the door. Another important lesson I learned was that we are all alike. In terms of religion, they made no distinction. Religion was never an issue for them. Learning from them is critical.”
Somy said they broke up because Salman cheated on her in an earlier interview with Zoom. “I broke up with him and left after he cheated on me.” She had said, “It’s as simple as that.”
Somy Ali returned to America after their breakup and is now working on her non-profit organisation, No More Tears.