Salman Khan is an Indian actor in Bollywood who often plays the muscular male protagonist, for example, in the 2011 movie Bodyguard.1 Sometimes, he may seem to take his roles a bit too seriously when, in 1998, Khan illegally shot two Blackbuck Antelope in Rajasthan.2 Although convicted and sentenced to 5 years in prison, he has appealed and was released after paying bail.3 ‘Bhai’ is a nickname for Salman Khan, which means ‘brother’.4


1 Shandilya, Krupa. “Of Enraged Shirts, Gyrating Gangsters, and Farting Bullets: Salman Khan and the New Bollywood Action Film.” South Asian Popular Culture 12, no. 2 (2014): 1-11.; IMDb. “Bodyguard (2011).” IMDb. Accessed May 18, 2018. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1729637/.

2 BBC. “Salman Khan: Bollywood Superstar Jailed for Poaching.” BBC News, April 5, 2018. Accessed April 27, 2018. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43652304.

3 BBC. “Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Bailed in Poaching Case.” BBC News, April 7, 2018. Accessed April 27, 2018. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43680900.

4 Nandrajog, Aastha. “Ever Wondered Why Salman Khan Is Called Bhai? The Actor Reveals the Real Reason behind It.” Bollywoodlife.com. February 23, 2018. Accessed April 27, 2018. http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/ever-wondered-why-salman-khan-is-called-bhai-the-actor-reveals-the-real-reason-behind-it-watch-video/.



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