Salman Khan To Open A Restaurant Soon
Bollywood’s Mr. Maverick, Salman Khan, is on to something new after enjoying unprecedented success with his latest outing, “Ek Tha Tiger.” He may be opening a restaurant soon, if reports are to be believed. His love for food is not anything new. Everyone, who knows him closely, knows that he enjoys eating in the company of friends and family. However, it is the first time that Bollywood’s ‘Bad Boy’ is intending to launch a business venture out of food.
His Food Yearnings
Salman is close to his family, especially his mother, who is an exceptional cook. Therefore, food holds a special place in his life and he doesn’t hesitate to share his daily dabba (tiffin) with the folks on the film sets. It is, perhaps, this love for food that the star actor wants to extend into business. Although, he is known to be careful about his diet, he does enjoy the occasional biryanis and kebabs. Reports suggest that the restaurant that he is planning to open, would be associated with his charity, “Being Human.” The restaurant would be opened in Mumbai and just like the lavish dinners hosted by Salman at his home, the restaurant will have a lavish menu and grand ambience too. His love for food is in fact depicted quite favorably in his new movie too, where he is shown cooking up along with co-star Katrina Kaif.
Salman Khan Restaurant in Turkey
Don’t be surprised. He has not changed the location of his restaurant. The “Salman Khan Restaurant” in Mardin, Turkey is a result of a grand gesture on part of the handsome Khan. During the shooting of his latest flick, “Ek Tha Tiger” in the Turkish city, Salman and the rest of the film crew used to visit a restaurant there, called “Del-mar.” Director of his movie, Kabir Khan, narrates, “In Mardin, this cafe was our only hangout. The music system wasn’t very good, so Salman sent someone to get a better one. He installed it at the cafe, played new music and, after the shoot, left the sound system there.” The restaurant owners were so impressed that they decided to rename the restaurant after Salman. This incident could also be one of the inspirations behind Salman choosing to take up this new profession.
A Friend in Need
Ashley Rebello, famous Bollywood designer, who is a close friend of Salman is also a good cook and he often cooks for his friend at home. As a result, Salman is taking this new step in collaboration with his designer friend. A website has already suggested that both the partners are already scouting location for their restaurant, preferably in the suburbs of Bandra and Khar. Although Salman has not confirmed it anywhere in the media, Ashley has admitted, “Yes, we are planning a restaurant together, but it’s too early to say more.”
Till an official confirmation comes from the Khan, there is little else to be done other than wait n’ watch! Although, Mumbai is known for some of the top restaurants in India, if Salman Khan opens a restaurant, it is sure to guarantee a fantastic opening weekend, at least, just like his films!
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