Although they haven’t made their relationship public yet, it’s a well-known secret that Salman Khan is dating Iulia Vantur, who just turned 38. There aren’t any pics of the couple together at her birthday celebration, but rumor has it that it took place at Salman’s house. Sonakshi Shina is holding the birthday cake on Iulia’s Instagram pic of the event, along with Salman’s friend Zaheer Iqbal. So it’s safe to say that Salman had a hand in making Iulia Vantur’s special day extra special with this sweet surprise.
Iulia hasn’t spoken publicly about the relationship, saying she wants to keep her personal life private and that “there are things that are so precious that you want to protect them.” Sounds like the Romanian beauty cares deeply for Salman and doesn’t want to do anything that would compromise their relationship.
Salman has recently finished the DaBangg tour with former flame Katrina Kaif, and we can imagine that spending so much time in such a close proximity with an ex could put a strain on any relationship. Rumour had it that Iulia and Katrina were on frosty terms with each other, but the ladies have since told the media that they get along just fine, and any tension between them is merely speculation. It would be understandable for Iulia to feel insecure around Salman’s ex, but the three of them recently all came to Praful Patel’s daughter’s wedding reception – so they’re at least making an effort to get along. Iulia wore a stunning pink dress, while Katrina wore an equally stunning ivory lehenga.
Salman has also been in the news recently because of Aishwarya Rai, another of his exes who is currently promoting the movie Fanney Khan, but did not appear on his show Dus Ka Dum. The couple was one of the ‘it’ couples in the ’90s and early ’00’s, but Ash broke things off, saying that Salman was abusive – so did not want to be in the same room as him again. We’re hoping that Iulia and Salman’s relationship is less tumultuous.
When asked about her career, Iulia has told the media that she wants to focus on singing instead of acting – but admitted that Salman is a better singer than her. We hope he sang her happy birthday! On the work front, Khan has finally started filming Bharat, which he will star in alongside Priyanka Chopra. His work with Katrina Kaif isn’t over either – they are scheduled to be showstoppers for Mahish Malhotra soon, and the industry is abuzz with speculation about their chemistry together.
But it may be just that – from the effort that went into surprising Iulia and her kind words about Salman, it seems safe to say that the two are a fairly secure item. We wish the Romanian beauty a happy birthday too, and all the best luck in the upcoming year, whatever it brings!