Actor Somy Ali, formerly in a relationship with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, has come forward to address the abuse she endured during their time together. In a viral video, Somy Ali candidly labels Salman as a 'coward, sadist, and narcissistic abuser of women.'
“(Salman Khan’s) first girlfriend was a young lady named Shaheen, followed by Sangeeta Bijlani, and I became his third girlfriend. Although we never married, since he was closest to marriage with Sangeeta and their wedding cards were printed when I entered his life, that relationship ended due to my involvement, a fact I'm not proud of. However, karma played its role, and I experienced similar hardships due to his numerous affairs, enduring unimaginable abuse—physical, verbal, and sexual,” she stated.
Somy also shed light on Salman's pattern of frequently changing girlfriends. “I can attest that Salman has a tendency to switch girlfriends approximately every seven years. While I might not have the latest information, he seems to have been consistent with Iulia Vântur. If true, I genuinely wish them both the best.”
The relationship between Somy and Salman has soured to the point of no communication. “We do not speak because I utterly detest him as a human being. He's a coward who conceals his true self, a sadistic and narcissistic abuser of women. His mistreatment extended to humiliating me in front of his family, friends, and even his house help, leading to widespread disrespect and mistreatment from all quarters, including his bodyguard, Shera.”
Somy alleges that Salman recently intervened with her docu-series at the Discovery + office in Mumbai, resulting in its ban across India. “He orchestrated this action because in the second episode, without explicitly naming him, I discuss being abused by an actor in India. He didn't want his reputation tarnished. Besides Ms Rai (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and myself, no one has had the courage to confront this man of many masks."
“After the ban, his attorney sent me a threatening email, insisting on legal action if I continued revealing Salman's true nature. He persistently deploys his PR team to halt interviews discussing his abusive behaviour. The question arises: why go to such lengths if he's not guilty? Yet, I endure the consequences of speaking my truth and being subjected to derogatory names that I won't repeat in an interview,” she shared. Salman Khan is yet to comment on the whole matter. Salman Khan is yet to comment on the whole matter.
(With IANS inputs)