Late on Sunday night, the paparazzi caught a glimpse of Salman Khan, the renowned Hindi film star, sporting an entirely new look. The actor confidently rocked a bald appearance as he ventured out in the city to dine at a restaurant. Photos and videos capturing Salman Khan’s striking new appearance quickly became viral sensations on social media platforms. In these widely circulated videos, Salman Khan can be observed arriving at a restaurant in his vehicle, dressed in a stylish black t-shirt and matching pants. A welcoming individual at the venue guided him inside the restaurant.
After a paparazzo posted the video on Instagram, it triggered a flurry of comments and speculations. Many enthusiasts began to wonder if Salman Khan might be considering reprising his role in the sequel to his 2003 blockbuster film, ‘Tere Naam.’ And why not? Sequels to popular films from the early 2000s have been proving to be lucrative ventures at the box office, as demonstrated by Sunny Deol’s ‘Gadar 2,’ which amassed over Rs 300 crore in just eight days at the Indian box office. On another note, some netizens speculated whether Salman Khan was wholeheartedly contributing to the promotion of his superstar friend Shah Rukh Khan’s film ‘Jawan.’
One admirer complimented the actor by writing, “Still handsome bhaijaan, and the best thing is his confidence. Because at this stage, when you are the biggest celebrity, it’s not an easy feat, but only Salman bhai can do this.”
Another user opined, “Relax, guys. This look is likely a test for his next film (an Army-based one).”
“Perhaps it’s a look test for Vishnuvardhan x Karan Johar’s upcoming project,” suggested another fan.
One comment read, “It’s his personality and swagger that we love.” Someone else chimed in, “My man is absolutely rocking the bald look.”
Previously, Salman Khan had sported a bald look in the films ‘Tere Naam’ and ‘Sultan.’ In 2021, during an episode of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, Salman had recounted the intriguing backstory of his appearance in ‘Tere Naam,’ saying, “Not many people know, but there’s a very interesting story behind my look in Tere Naam. I was actually shooting for another film when the producer of Tere Naam and a very dear friend of mine, Sunil Manchanda, approached me and said that I would have to go bald to fit the character. I was not really sure because I was already working on another film at the time.”
“I still remember, I was down with a fever one day, and the director of the other film was pressuring me to attend the shoot. Out of irritation, I impulsively went to the washroom and shaved my hair. The next day, I called up Sunil Ji and told him that I had shaved my hair and was ready to sign up for ‘Tere Naam,'” he reminisced.
On the professional front, Salman Khan’s next project is the film ‘Tiger 3,’ in which he stars alongside Katrina Kaif. The film is anticipated to hit theaters on Diwali, although an official announcement is still pending. ‘Tiger 3’ is set to release in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu languages this Diwali. There have been reports of Shah Rukh Khan making a cameo appearance in the film, and recently, rumors about Salman Khan’s roles in various other projects have been circulating as well.