What’s With Salman Khan’s Failure to Launch New Faces?

All the new talents that Salman Khan launched, what are they upto now?

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How much time did you spend on social media trying to find out who walked the IIFA red carpet, who was wearing what and watching the inside videos? Well, I have spent all day doing that. And one thing that got me very curious was, who was the girl Salman Khan walked in with?

Well, she is Mahesh Manjrekar's daughter Saiee. And Bollywood's bhaijaan is all set to launch her in Dabangg 3.

But you know what? I'm not too sure if one should be happy for her or sad. I mean, okay Salman is launching her, that’s great but what next?

Because we all know that if Salman is in a film, it's bound to be a blockbuster. Actually there is no guarantee of that also nowadays. But at least it makes money. But when he launches someone, that actor's budding career shrivels even before it starts blooming. I'm not making any assumptions here, but I have facts. I can name at least 10 such actors whose careers have crashed even before they could take off.

Let's start with family first. While launching his brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma, Salman went all out. Marketing was on point, social media engagement and what not. But what did the film give us? Nothing except a song that will be played every year during Navratri. His next film is Kwatha and if Salman continues to bless his brother-in-law, then you know what to expect of this film also.

Moving on to Sooraj Pancholi. Salman launched him in 2015 and his next film Satellite Shankar will release.. God knows when! By the way, he is also doing a dance film with Isabelle Kaif. And no prizes for guessing who is producing the film which stars Katrina Kaif's sister and Aditya Pancholi's son - Salman Khan!

Next is Athiya Shetty. Do you remember the last time you saw her? The last film? 2017, Mubarakan. I literally had to google it.

The most successful one till now has been Sonakshi Sinha, but do you remember her last hit film? But most likely this year she is going to deliver a blockbuster. In which I am sure she will have at least 8-10 scenes. The film is Dabangg 3.

Do you still want to talk about Daisy Shah, Zareen Khan, Sneha Ullal, Zaheer Iqbal and Mohnish Bahl’s daughter?

Editor: Veeru Krishan Mohan

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