Salman Khan is undoubtedly one of the most respected stars in the Hindi film industry. Be it with respect to fan frenzy or box office collections, everything is in favour of Bollywood’s beloved ‘Bhaijaan’.
All the wealth, love and prosperity that he enjoys today is because of the extreme hard work and toil which he has put in his career spanning about 30 years. He first roared into the scene with ‘Biwi Ho Toh Aisi’ (1988) but in the true sense of the term, Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ (1989) was the turning point. And since then he never looked back.
Movies like ‘Judwaa’ (1997), ‘Jaanam Samjha Karo’ (1998), ‘Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’ (1998), ‘Jab Pyaar Kissi Se Hota Hai’ (1998), ‘Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge’ (2000), ‘Tere Naam’ (2003), ‘Garv – Pride and Honour’ (2004), ‘Wanted’ (2008), ‘Dabangg’ (2010), ‘Dabangg 2’ (2012), ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012), ‘Kick’ (2014), ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015), ‘Sultan’ (2016) and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ (2017) have made him what he is today.
Today, he’s financially sound enough not just to take care of his family but also thousand of others, courtesy of Salman’s charity work.
But his situation wasn’t the same all through his life and there was a time, his family even struggled to pay the school fees for the children.
No matter how unbelievable it may sound like, it’s true. After the separation of Salim-Javed, Javed Akhtar had most of the work in the industry while Salim Khan had a difficult time managing his finances and taking care of the family.
It is due to this reason he once failed to pay Salman’s school fees for a brief period of time and as a result, Salman was made to stand outside in the heat as a form of ‘punishment’ by his school principal. Salman Khan decided to narrate this inspiring, yet heartbreaking story when he was present at ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ on Saturday along with Katrina Kaif to promote ‘Bharat’.
When Salim Khan came to pick Salman from school and saw him punished like that, a curious Salim ‘sahab’ asked the principal what mischief has Salman done today due to which he is punished? Salman Khan has gone on record to say that he has been extremely mischievous in his childhood and hence knowing Salman’s nature, Salim Khan thought it must be his son’s fault.
But when the principal told Salim Khan that he has been punished for not paying his school fees on time, Salim Khan took it to himself and told the principal, “It is not his job to pay the school fees. As a student, he is supposed to just sit in the class and study. I am the one who is supposed to pay the fees so if at all you need to punish someone, you punish me.”
And after saying so, Salim Khan actually took Salman’s share of punishment upon himself and stood there till the end of the school hours. From that day till now, we are pretty sure Salim Khan is an extremely proud father after seeing what his son has achieved in all these years of work.