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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Salman Khan: five highlights from 2017 

In honour of Salman Khan’s 52nd birthday, we take a look back at five highlight moments for him in 2017

Bollywood actor Salman Khan celebrates his 52nd birthday on December 27. AFP
Bollywood actor Salman Khan celebrates his 52nd birthday on December 27. AFP

Salman Khan has had quite the year. Today the Bollywood star celebrates his 52nd birthday at his farmhouse in Panvel. We take a look back at five highlight moments for him in 2017:

Tiger Zinda Hai’s record-breaking opening

The film that brought back the popular pair - Khan and Katrina Kaif - to the big screen after five years, has earned $17.53 million (Dh65.3m) on its opening weekend – Bollywood’s best showing of the year. While other films from the industry failed to live up their hype, Tiger Zinda Hai (a sequel to 2012’s Ek Tha Tiger) has proven to be a hit among fans. Read our review here.

He was named one of Bollywood’s highest earners for 2017 by Forbes

With films like Sultan and Tubelight, Khan’s earnings for the year were $37m (Dh135.8). Falling just short of the overall top spot (held by Shuh Rukh Khan at $38m), there’s still plenty to smile about for the actor. With the early success of Tiger Zinda Hai, he might give the other Khan a run for the top spot in next year’s Forbes list.

Featured on the cover of Vogue India for the first time

In anticipation of Tiger Zinda Hai, the magazine gave the two stars a sizzling cover story for its Dec 2017 issue – marking the first time Khan has appeared on the cover. The in-depth interview gets candid with the two stars.

Set to launch his brother-in-law in his next production

The Bollywood star recently announced on Twitter that his next production will star brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in his Bollywood debut. The fifth venture from SK Films will be called Loveratri and is expected to be released later in 2018.

Acquittal in the Arms Act case

In a long-running court case that had Khan show up in court to hear the verdict, the actor was acquitted of all charges. The case was in regards to alleged poaching of two black bucks in 1998 in Kankani village while the star was shooting the film Hum Saath-Saath Hain.

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Read more:

Salman Khan lauds Abu Dhabi as a great filming location

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan gives Abu Dhabi officials a set tour of Tiger Zinda Hai

Salman Khan the big, bad boy of Bollywood

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