The film tanked but served as a catalyst to Salman and Iulia’s blossoming romance.Iulia grew close to Salman’s inner circle, especially Daisy Shah who debuted in Jai Ho, while main taining a calculated distance from him in public. She was among the audience at the trailer launch of Salman’s 2014 Eid release, Kick, and might have gone unnoticed had it not been for a hawk eyed Indonesian Sallu fan who posted a picture of her on social media.More recently, Iulia struck up a friendship with Arbaaz Khan’s wife Malaika Arora Khan who turned up at a Bandra eatery when she heard that Iulia was dining there alone. Last month when Salman was in Budapest to shoot a promotional song, he met her parents. On May 13, his lady love was with his sister Alvira when they arrived for Preity Zinta and Gene Goodenough’s wedding reception.When quizzed about their first public appearance, Salman had shot back, “Was I with her or was she with my sister? I ran away in front. I don’t want to keep the press so busy. My private life may be national news but it’s not that important.”
Iulia’s presence at all Khan dos attracted wide media attention, forcing her to turn all her social media accounts private three months ago. Her pictures with Marius splashed all over the Indian web rattled her in particular and Salman prodded her to release a statement which read, “Dear friends, I didn’t feel the need to react to any rumours, ever. But now, I think I should state clearly that I was never married and I am in no hurry to wear my wedding dress.
God bless us all!” Sallu mentioned Iulia publicly for the first time this July, sharing a link to the song she’d sung for his wres tling-drama. But he has consistently maintained that if he ever got engaged or married, he’d announce it himself and not hide it like those yesteryear stars who hid their wives thinking that it would lessen their fan following.”I know the whole country would be happy for me,” he’d asserted to Mirror (May 21). Salman loves kids, so does Iulia.When quizzed about whether he wants kids of his own, Salman had said, “I’d like to have a child but the problem with that is with the child the mother comes along. If I can avoid the mother and have a child I wouldn’t mind two or three.”When prodded on the rumours of their upcoming wedding he’d laughed and said it’d have to be at night because he wouldn’t have the guts to get married in light of the day. He’d quipped, “Earlier, it would have been okay, but marriage, at my age, is a big step.Maybe it is a big step for Salman, however, as far as the Romanian media is concerned, their leading tabloid, Click, has already taken to addressing Iulia as “Doamna Khan” which translates as “royal Mrs Khan”.After over three decades of dating actresses, mostly co-stars with whom he’d shared screen space, sources believe that Salman has picked Iulia to be his life partner because she is extremely discreet, gets along with his family and shares his love for kids and animals.Ms Right? We’ll know soon enough.