Watch: 15-year-old Salman Khan’s first advertisement with Tiger Shroff’s mother11,627 views
While Salman went on to become one of the biggest superstars, this ad sees him just as one of the actors.
Mumbai: Salman Khan’s hit film ‘Saajan’ completes 25 years on Tuesday and his looks from the film, with slightly long hair, was a hit at that time. However, we found something predating his ‘Saajan’ years, his first advertisement when he was just 15 years old and had a similar hairstyle.
Dressed in a sleeveless T-shirt, Salman perhaps was a fitness freak even that time. While the lanky lad went on to become one of the biggest superstars, this ad sees him as one amongst many actors. Another known face to give him company in this ad is current sensation Tiger Shroff’s mother Ayesha, a model that time.
Bollywood film director Kailash Surendranath shared his memories, he said, I would like to share here occasionally some memories along the way that keep popping up from my eventful journey as a filmmaker. Here is a cinema commercial from the mid 80’s. The first time Salman faced the camera at the age of 15 the start of a beautiful friendship. Aarti Gupta Surendranath, Ayesha Shroff, Sunil Nischol, Vanessa, Shiraz Merchant also feature. The popular models of that time. I handled the camera myself for all the underwater shots.Shot in the Andaman Islands.
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The enormity of Salman’s popularity in later years can be measured by looking at the numerous cola brands he’s endorsed in his career, while this particular cola brand vanished without a trace.
Born on December 27, 1965 Salman Khan is the son of the legendary writer Salim Khan, who penned many super-hits in the yesteryear’s like Sholay (1975), Deewaar(1975), and Don (1978). Salman started his acting carrier in 1988 by doing a supporting role in the movie Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988). The following year he had the leading role in the box office romantic hit Maine Pyar Kiya (1989). From there he became a heart throb of Indian cinema.
Following with other box office hits he showed his terrific performance in Saajan(1991), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (1994), Karan Arjun (1995),Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998). His transformations can be sensitive, vulnerable, funny, aggressive and charming as his role demands.
In 1998 he was arrested by the local police from the shooting location of the film Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999), for killing protected wild animals and spent about a week behind the bars. The actor is facing trial in three cases of killing black bucks and Chinkaras and another of illegal possession of arms. In September 2002, Salman Khan had hit the headlines after he crashed his Land Cruiser near the American Express bakery in Bandra, killing one man and injuring others.
Being known for those roguish behaviors, he tried to balance his troubled life with his career. In 2003, he gave his emotionally charged performance as playing an obsessed lover in Tere Naam (2003) that translated into good reviews and a good run at the box office. He not only managed to revive his career, but also to restore the confidence of his producers and distributors alike.
His work was noticed internationally in the movie Phir Milenge (2004) where he played the role of an AIDS patient. It was well appreciated by the World Health Organization (WHO) for presenting the problems of AIDS patient in today’s world.
In 2007, he launched Being Human – Salman Khan Foundation. This charitable organization aids the underprivileged in areas such as education and health-care.