Salman Khan’s image as a ‘boyfriend’ has always been far from ideal. His tempestuous relationship with former girlfriend Aishwarya Rai was the talk of the town. He was even accused of domestic violence while he was dating Rai. His relationship with Katrina Kaif was also rocky . His image is somehow reduced to ‘possessive’, ‘bullying’ and ‘bossy’ boyfriend.
However, what could come across as a completely different gesture from Salman for his fans, the actor reportedly gave his rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur a gift. Iulia shared a sketch of herself on Instagram without revealing who it was from. However, the signature on the sketch looked a lot like Salman’s, according to a report in Bollywoodlife.com.
Iulia was also taken by surprise by this sketch. She was, however, delighted having received this wonderful gift. She posted this sketch on her Instagram account and wrote, “for a second try to see you through the eyes of a stranger, your loved one and an old friend#different #perspective #stillu #complex#uareadiamond #sketch #me #i❤️it #.”
She may have referred Salman as loved one and an old friend. Yet, when she says – “to see through the eyes of a stranger”, we wonder what she exactly means.
Gifting a painting to your girlfriend is one of the most romantic gestures that one can think of. From Titanic to Dil Chahta Hai, sketching the face of your beloved one has been used as an integral part of a romantic tale. But when it comes to real life, not many end up imitating it.
When celebrities are taking to ‘shallow’ mediums to express their love including exchanging their love via social media and texting, it’s heartening to see Salman making an effort — if the sketch is indeed by him.
What strikes in the sketch is its sheer simplicity. Unlike other Salman Khan paintings, the sketch bears no strokes of complexity or oil colours. Instead, Salman Khan has kept it simple and pretty. And we wonder if he did this quite fast. Nevertheless, the sketch was also a surprise for Iulia.
Salman Khan and his rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur continue to elude the paparazzi. They are often seen together at family occasions. The rumours of their marriage are already doing rounds on social media.
His fans can only enjoy this new gesture. Salman is not someone to express himself freely. He has always been very reserved and protective about his private life. But this gift to Iulia might be the beginning of a new phase in the life of Salman and his odd relationships.
Iulia Vantur shared the sketch with her fans on Instagram.