Why is my relationship with Katrina national news? Asks Salman
New Delhi: Salman Khan has been plagued by questions about the status of his relationship with actress Katrina Kaif recently and the Bollywood superstar is perturbed as to why the media is making big news out of the issue.
"There are so many other problems affecting people in the country, why is Salman-Katrina relationship national news? I am not giving any clarifications, the media can write whatever it wants. It is my personal life, if people want to know, they will have to wait and watch," Salman said in an interview with a national news TV.
The controversy was triggered after Katrina, who is reportedly in a relationship with the actor for quite sometime, said she was `single`.
Salman also spoke about other controversies in his life, including his brush with the law twice and his relationship with Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwariya Rai.
The 45-year-old actor, who is facing trial for killing black bucks in Rajasthan over a decade ago, said that the case does not stand against him.
"There is no case against me. The first post-mortem report of the animals did not show that they were killed by bullets. It is only said in the second report. I have been fighting the case for 11 years and till date have to take Jodhpur Court`s permission before travelling anywhere," said Salman.
He had another brush with the law in a hit and run case in 2002, when his car crashed near American Express bakery in Bandra, killing one man and injuring others.
"Each time I pass that spot, it hurts me. It’s the worst thing that could have ever happened. My driver Ashok was at the wheel when the car skidded while taking a turn. The case is still in court, lets see what happens," said Salman.
The actor, who is famously at logger-heads with superstar Shah Rukh Khan ever since a brawl at Katrina`s birthday party, said that he respects the latter as an actor still remembers the good times he shared with him.
"I have a lot of respect for Shah Rukh as an actor. We shared some good times playing brothers in `Karan Arjun`. There is no clash between us, but some misunderstandings crop
up time and again," he said.
Salman, who was in a relationship with actress Aishwariya Rai for a few years, said he is glad that she has settled into a happy married life.
"I am very happy she is married to Abhishek. He is a great guy from a good family. The best thing I can want for her is that she leads a happy life," said Salman.