Bollywood star Salman Khan does not want to be called Bhai any more.
The reason? He has marriage on his mind, says a Mumbai Mirror report.
The report said, it all started with an event in Dubai earlier this month, when someone addressed his as Bhai. The star retorted saying, he has two sisters who call him Bhai and that is more than enough for him.
The report said, there is more to Salman's allergy to ‘bhai' products. The prolonged illness and complicated neuro-surgery has apparently made the 46-year-old star acutely conscious of his single status.
The report says Salman confided in a trusted co-star that it gets awfully lonely at his age and he's seriously considering marriage.
The co-star said, “Salman has changed. He has become progressively protective and guardian-like towards his younger heroines Kareena, Katrina and Sonakshi. But the flip side is, he now feels that if he continues to be the universal ‘Bhai' no girl would ever want to marry him.”
And the first step towards getting hitched is getting people, especially women, to stop calling him Bhai.
Suniel Shetty who has known Salman for years, and who was also stopped calling him Bhai, says, “It is true Salman doesn't like to be addressed as ‘Bhai' any longer. He is convinced it keeps the girls away.”
This was corroborated by another friend of the actor, who said, “Salman has told all of us guys that only Arbaaz and Sohail and his sisters will be allowed to address him as ‘Bhai.' He is fed up of being the universal brother. He keeps saying he can never find a soul-mate if he continues to be ‘Bhai' to everyone.”
To twist the Dabangg dialogue: “ Hume thappad se nahin...bhai se dar lagta hain sahab”