Marrying Salman Khan was my only goal, reveals Somy Ali

Pakistani born actress Somy Lai opened up about her past relationship with superstar Salman Khan. Somy dated Salman for eight years. In an interview with MSN, the actress spoke how she was head over heels in love with the superstar and what went wrong between them. 

Somy came to India from Pakistan to marry Salman, she said, "It was 1991 and I was 16. I saw Maine Pyar Kiya, and I went, ‘I have to marry this guy!’ I told my mom that I am going to India tomorrow. She, of course, sent me off to my room, but I kept pleading that I have to go to India and marry this guy — Salman Khan," she told Bombay Times.

She continued, "I was born in Pakistan and had lived there for a few years before I move to Miami, so I spent a week there, and then landed in India and checked into a five-star hotel. People used to make fun of me because I was this 'struggling actor', who was staying at a plush hotel."

Somy said that she was total misfit for the film industry as she was 'too Americanised'. She opened up, "I was such a misfit in the film industry. I had no interest in pursuing a film career, and my only goal, which sounds preposterous at this age, was that I have to marry Salman."

On being asked about meeting Salman for the first time, she said, “The first time I met Salman was in an aeroplane to Nepal. We were going there for the shooting of Bulund. I showed him my wallet in which I was carrying his photo. He smiled and thought it was silly. I was very immature, lost in my stupid dream”.

Speaking about Salman and Sangeeta’s relationship, Somy Ali revealed, “I used to see Salman and Sangeeta (Bijlani) together at his house, holding hands. It used to kill me. I was this obsessed teenager out to marry Salman somehow. We started dating after a year. They broke up due to me. It was wrong, but I was too young to realize that”.

She also opened up about what went wrong between her and Salman, “Looking back, it was so foolish on my part to want him all for myself. For me, he was the toy in the toy store that I wanted. He liked to go clubbing, and I would tell him to sit at home and play scrabble with me. He was also over-protective and treated me like a kid. I didn’t like it”.

Somy Ali walked out of the ‘Sultan’ actor’s life after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan entered into the actor’s life.