The Untold Story: Helen's Revelation on Her Marriage's Impact on Salma Khan
Helen's untold confession on her marriage with Salim Khan: The 1950s and 1960s were a golden era for the Hindi film industry, and amidst the glitter and glamour, one name shone brightly - Helen. Known as the "dancing diva" of Indian cinema, Helen's mesmerizing performances on screen captivated audiences and left an indelible mark on Bollywood.
Beyond her dancing prowess, Helen's personal life also garnered attention, particularly her marriage to screenwriter Salim Khan.
Helen, born as Helen Jairag Richardson, was a remarkable dancer and actress who graced the silver screen during the 1950s and 1960s. Her performances in iconic songs like "Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu" and "Piya Tu Ab To Aaja" earned her widespread acclaim and made her an enduring figure in the Hindi film industry. Beyond her talent, Helen's magnetic screen presence and unique style set her apart, earning her a special place in the hearts of Bollywood enthusiasts.
Amidst the glitz and glamour of the film industry, love blossomed unexpectedly for Helen and Salim Khan, a prominent screenwriter. In 1980, the two decided to take their relationship to the next level by tying the knot. What made their love story intriguing was the age gap – Salim was 45, and Helen was 42 at the time. However, age was not the only factor that set their union apart.
Salim Khan was not a bachelor when he married Helen; he was already a married man with children. He was previously married to Sushila Charak, who later adopted the name Salma Khan. Salim and Salma had embarked on their journey together in 1954 after dating for a few years. Their marriage had resulted in a loving family with three sons - the iconic actor Salman Khan, actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, and actor-director Sohail Khan - as well as two daughters, Alvira Khan and Arpita Khan.
Helen's candidness about her marriage shed light on the challenges faced by Salma Khan when her husband decided to marry again. In an interview with Salim Khan's son, actor Arbaaz Khan, Helen revealed that it was a 'tough' time for Salma. The dynamics of a polygamous marriage are often fraught with complexities, and Salim's decision to marry Helen added a layer of intricacy to their family dynamics.
Despite the complexities, Helen shared a warm and cordial relationship with Salim Khan and his family. Her bond with the Khan family remained strong, even as she acknowledged the difficulties Salma had endured during the transition. This mutual respect and understanding demonstrated the maturity and grace with which Helen navigated her unconventional marriage and blended into her husband's family.
- PTC PUNJABI