Somy Ali, who retired from Bollywood a while ago, doesn’t back down when she talks about her relationship with Salman Khan and her acting career. In a recent chat, Somy said her debut with Salman Khan became a “metaphor” for their relationship.
In an interview with ETimes, Somy opened up about the film Buland with Salman Khan that didn’t see the light of day. “Salman had just started his home production and was looking for a lead actress to play opposite him in the movie ‘Buland’. We went to Kathmandu to shoot; unfortunately I was too young and new to the industry and there was a problem with the producers and the film was shelved. So it was a metaphor for our relationship, I’d say.”
When asked if she is in contact with Salman, Somy Ali revealed that she hasn’t spoken to him in five years. She said the two have moved on. “I haven’t spoken to Salman in five years. I think it’s healthy to move on. I have moved on and so has he. I don’t know how many girlfriends he’s had since I left in December 1999. I wish him all the best. I know his NGO is doing a brilliant job and I am proud of his Being Human Foundation. Psychologically it is healthier for me not to have contact with him. It’s good to know he’s in a good place and he’s happy, and that’s all I care about.”
Somy Ali and Salman Khan have reportedly been dating for eight years. In an earlier interview with Zoom, Somy had revealed that Salman was not loyal to her. “We have moved on. It’s been 20 years since I broke up with him. He cheated on me and I broke up with him and left. It’s that simple,” she says.