Helen felt guilty after marrying, already married Salim Khan; here's what she said
First Published 1, Nov 2020, 10:14 AM
In an old interview, Salim Khan and Helen talk about their marriage, and how they fell in love
Salim Khan is a very known name in Bollywood not just because he is the father of Salman Khan but for his immense contribution in changing the face of the Indian cinema in the 70s and the 80s.
He was a well known handsome scriptwriter of his time, it is said that he met his first wife Sushila Charak aka Salma Khan in the starting of his career.
Both fell in love and got married after five years of dating. They were blessed with four children Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan and Alvira Khan.
After a few year, Salim got busy in his work and Salma with her 4 kids. During that time Salim's work brought actress Helen closer to him and rest is history.
Salim and Helen got married in 1980, in an interview to Pinkvilla he talked about the union, "I won't be able to say when exactly I fell in love with her or decided to marry her. After seeing her for quite a long time we decided to honour our relationship. We got married in 1980."
Helen had also talked about her marriage to Salim, "The fact that Salim was a married man did disturb me and I did felt guilty in the beginning. Something about Salim set him apart from the rest of the industry men. I respected him tremendously as he tried to help me out without trying to exploit me."
Salim also talked about how his children and wife reacted to his second marriage, "As kids they had their hostility. But they reacted the way their mother did. As I told you very honestly, it wasn't as if Salma accepted the relationship happily straightaway and thanked me for it or said, you deserve an Oscar for it. So at that time there was hostility from the children."
After a few years, both Salma and her children have accepted Helen her into the family and now they all live together as a big, happy family.