No, it’s not his son as many would like to jump up and cheer that Salman has a mini me out there somewhere. Given his long history of girlfriends and link ups it probably wouldn’t surprise anyone if a long lost son did show up. However, Salman has yet to pass on those genes, technically speaking. We do have the next best thing though- a doppelganger like you wouldn’t believe. Meet Najeem Khan, who is making his debut into Bollywood playing the younger version of Salman’s character in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The film is is directed by Kabir Khan and stars Salman, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui s the main leads. The plot will revolve around the love story between a Muslim man and a Brahmin girl.
Najeem is a 22 year old model turned actor based in New Delhi. He is originally from Kabul, Afghaistan and a huge fan of Salman Khan as well. It was a dream come true for him to play Salman’s younger version in the movie.
The resemblance is uncanny and in some photos you don’t know where Salman Khan ends and where Najeem begins. The young look-a-like reminds us of a modern day Prem from the Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Kaun days. With looks as good as these, lets hope the acting is just as similar. With Salman’s massive following, if Najeem plays his cards right, he could inherit the star’s legacy in many ways on the screen. While the rest of the world waits for Salman to get married someday and give the world a son or daughter that can carry on his Khan name on screen, the rest of us will get our fill with Najeem Khan for now.
Salman, now 47, has been a lifelong bachelor much like his Hollywood counterpart, George Clooney, 53. We recently saw George surprise the world with his whirlwind romance and subsequent marriage to Amal Alamuddin, 37. Perhaps there is hope for our Bollywood bachelor too. Never a shortage of beautiful options, Salman has had his fair share of loves- Somi Ali, Sangeeta Bijlani, Ashwariya Rai, Katrina Kaif and other rumored link ups. Recently, Salman has been said to be involved with 32-year-old Romanian actor-anchor, Iulia Vantur. Time will tell where this will lead but you never know with Salman Khan. He may surprise all of us someday with ‘The One.”