October 22, 2013 12:41:44 PM IST By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
If there is one man in the industry who does not think twice before lending an extended helping hand to those in need or those who need a push to gain a foothold in the industry, or those who for want of a financial help may be slowly decaying in one form or the other, Salman Khan is the man towards whom people in either categories look with great sense of anticipation.
If one were to look at his career from the time when he gained a foothold in the industry, all the ladies who developed a love interest with him found a dependable ally in him who with all his might and his star power and aura was instrumental in carving a place for themselves in the film industry. Be it a Somi Ali, a Sangeeta Bijlani, an Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, or a Katrina Kaif, one always wonders where their cinematic footprints have been on the vast landscape of cinema but for a looming presence of Salman Khan in the background who ensured that their footsteps which otherwise may have been indeterminate found an element of permanence.
This trait is manifest with his latest film as well, JAI HO, where he has given Tabu a role of lifetime and perhaps create a window of opportunity to make a comeback for herself in the industry in a different slot- Tabu is enacting the role of sister of Salman Khan in JAI HO. As a matter of fact the whole star cast of JAI HO if one were to glean through it, the determinate motif would be, that majority of the actors are those who have been associated with Salman Khan in the past or they just need a helping hand to get the push and launch themselves into the orbit. So we have a Sana Khan who is the lead opposite Salman in JAI HO, there is a Sunil Shetty who is doing a cameo, a Mohnish Behl makes a comeback after a really longtime on the silver screen.
Then his foundation BEING HUMAN continues to inspire and lead by example and helping the needy by example, though it still has not been able to create some other charity platform by other stars of the stature and magnitude that BEING HUMAN has attained. But Salman Khan being Salman, he indeed is the real bhai- the benefactor who continues to persevere along helping the needy in all forms that he could extend the help.