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Salman Khan dated my aunt: Kiara Advani

Salman Khan is a gem of a person! That’s because once he gives himself to anybody, it is for ever. This is clear through the support that he has extended to his ex-girlfriends Sangeeta Bijlani, Somy Ali and Katrina Kaif. But do you know who his first girlfriend was? It was Kiara Advani’s mom’s sister, i.e. Shaheen Jaffrey. Jaffrey was a model and they started dating in their twenties and split up after a long relationship. But that did not let them get apart.

They remained friends. You must be wondering why we are talking about it now. It’s because the upcoming flick, Fugli stars Kiara Advani who is the niece of Shaheen (Shaheen’s sister Genevieve is Kiara’s mother). Salman helped Kiara get this role.

Recently, a report claimed that Salman helped Kiara get her big break as she is his alleged model-girlfriend Shaheen Jaffrey’s niece.

However, when contacted, the young debutante reveals that her aunt (mother’s sister) has nothing to do with her launch. “I know Salman sir through my mother and father. They helped me get in touch with him, as they have all grown up together,” says Kiara.

“When I decided to become an actor, my father told Salman sir, ‘If you are in the industry then I don’t mind my daughter being part of it. Let her try and see where it takes her’,” she says, adding that even Salman was very encouraging and told her that when she was “prepared, it (debut) will happen”.

At the same time, Kiara maintains that she also holds her debut film’s producer, Akshay Kumar, in high regard. “For me, this film is more than a dream launch as I am getting Akshay sir’s backing too. They have created a huge platform for me,” she says.

Giving an interview to The Times of India, Kiara said, “My mom knew Salman sir as they grew up together in Bandra. He would often tell my mother Genievev Advani how one day he would be a star. They have been friends for the longest time and would go cycling together. She introduced my mausie Shaheen to him and Salman sir and Shaheen mausie dated each other long back. It may have possibly been their first relationship.

I have met him a few times at his house for lunch. He is very warm and friendly. My mother had come once on my shoot when Salman sir was on the set to shoot the title promotional song for Fugly. She had actually come to see him and not me, but he thought she had come for me and said, ‘You better give Kiara space. Don’t tag along with her as her mother’.

Kiara’s family is quite close to Salman and reports say that Salman has been mentoring Kiara for quite sometime. It is known that Salman wanted to launch Kiara but Ashwini Yardi, Fugli producer is a close friend of the actor , so it became quite easy as it remained ‘in the family’

He wants Kiara to do good projects and is protective of her because of his old connect.

Meanwhile, the actor is looking forward to screening Fugly, which is directed by Kabir Sadanand, for Anupam Kher at his acting institute. “I have attended his school, so in a couple of days, I want to go back to the institute and show it to him. Let’s see what he has to say,” she adds. – See more at:


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