Bollywood's blockbuster machine Salman Khan's presence is greeted with whistles and euphoria every time he appears on the silver screen.
When he swaggers into the frame. *Wolf whistle*
When he mouths a crusty one-liner that'll shut everyone. *Wolf whistle*
When he takes off his shirts and flaunts that rippling torso. *Wolf whistle*
When he gazes into the heroine's eyes and pledges undying love. *Wolf whistle*
It could only be Salman Khan, Bollywood's bonafide superstar and blockbuster machine whose presence is greeted with whistles and euphoria every time he appears on the silver screen.
As we celebrate Salman's 50th birthday on December 27, we recall 50 of his whistle-worthy moments.
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When he talks about commitment, commitment, commitment.
When he recklessly tosses his bicycle and struts past the railway track right in front of a fast-moving train.
Maine Pyaar Kiya
When he gifts Bhagyashree a 'Friend' cap and shares this awesome philosophy, 'Dosti ka ek usool hai madam -- no sorry, no thank you.'
Maine Pyar Kiya
When his Prem breaks a bitter, rebuking Alok Nath with his determined spirit to win him over by earning another five thousand bucks and this assurance that the notes won't be soggy and torn this time.
When he gives up ladylove Madhuri Dixit for best friend Sanjay Dutt and walks away with the audience's sympathy in Saajan's farfetched final scene.
Andaz Apna Apna
When he has the last laugh over crafty Aamir Khan in the contest to woo a super wealthy Raveena.
Andaz Apna Apna
When Salman 'Ooimaa' Khan duels with Crimemaster Gogo by simply thrusting his pelvis.
When he fights to lose but changes his mind mid way and beats the bejesus out of his cocky opponent inside a wrestling ring.
When divine intervention strikes and he screams his lungs out to instinctively safeguard his brother he was bashing up only seconds ago -- Bhaag Arjun Bhaag!
Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya
When he rocks the screen, sexy and shirtless in torn jeans, strumming an electric guitar to O-o-jaane jaana.
When maverick cop Chulbul Pandey flaunts his rock star personality in his trademark sunglasses.
And when he unleashes his Hulk temper and his shirt rips on cue to reveal his brawny torso.
When the charismatic Hero appears in the closing credits crooning the title song for Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty's lacklustre debut.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
When he confesses to Madhuri Dixit 'Aaj kal humein aapki koi baat buri nahi lagti' post their Didi tera devar deewana teasing session.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
When he tells Madhuri about Tuffy the wonder-Pomeranian's (also the one who eventually reunites them) best trait -- he never bites. He only loves.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
When he reunites his pehla pyaar Anjali (Kajol) with her pehla pyaar Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) as part of his magnanimous gesture on their shaadi day.
When Munni utters her first word 'Mama' and a joyous Salman runs towards her to embrace amidst a crowd of euphoric Indians and Pakistanis on either side of the border.
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
When a super sexy Salman flaunts his toned physique in a skimpy wardrobe of shorts and sarongs living out the ultimate male fantasy in Ek garam chai ki pyaali ho.
When he comes to Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini's rescue, gifts them a swanky new car and proves to be more of a dedicated son than their actual albeit selfish offspring.
Where he breaks Genda's (Deepak Dobriyal) neck in one quick move after listening to the latter chatter away.
When sweet Salman comes in contact with shaana Salman while emptying out their bladders in a droll faceoff of the David Dhawan comedy.
When shaana Salman coolly walks away from a badly bruised Mukesh Rishi (also shaana Salman's doing), playing Rishi's flute to further add salt on the latter's injury.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
When he makes his singing debut on the family dinner table and impresses everyone, including his Guru, through his vocal expertise.
Khamoshi: A Musical
When he serenades Manisha Koirala in the local church with candles, flowers and this melodious declaration -- Jaana suno hum tumpe marte hain.
When he pleads 'Wapas aa jao, Maggi' (the girl, not the noodle) to return from the dead and she miraculously obliges.
Hum Saath-Saath Hai
When he gently shames his mother for discriminating between her own blood and kind stepson Mohinish Bahl.
Ek Tha Tiger
When he halts a moving train in Dublin by, believe it or faint, a mere blazer.
Ek Tha Tiger
When he leaps from a fast speed bike onto a mid-air chopper.
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Patthar Ke Phool
When he pays a lively tribute to Bollywood classics, including Sholay co-written by his dad Salim Khan, alongside ravishing Raveena Tandon in the catchy chartbuster, Kabhi tu chhalia lagta hai.
When he breaks into a madcap version of Divya Bharti's Saat Samundar dance to bait Randeep Hooda's hunting police officer in Kick.
When he marches into London landmarks like Trafalgar Square and St Paul's Cathedral with an army of colourful extras in a dulha's attire to court his dulhania Priyanka Chopra in Tainu leke.
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
When he demonstrates his now trademark towel move to assert how Ek baar jo jaaye jawani phir na aaye.
When he bobs his rippling muscles to showcase to underscore his merit in and as Bodyguard against a song of the same name.
When he withstands crazy levels of water pressure on his bare, bulky torso and beats the baddie into pulp.
When he auditions for a diaper commercial and comes across as heartfelt instead of phony, justifying Preity Zinta's change of heart in Jaan-E-Mann's climax.
When Salman steals the thunder from a bevy of bikini-clad beauties grabbing eyeballs in his 'ultra short' shorts like only he can in No Entry.
When still shirtless, Salman practises the dude gait with podgy Govinda in Partner and both generate whistles for totally different reasons.
When Salman makes his singing debut, gyrating in bubble-gum pink jeans to Chandi ki daal par sone ka mor.
When a skinny but sizzling Sallu nimbly moves to Tap tap tapori in Baaghi where he receives 'idea' credit.
When he simply shows up in a warrior's armour atop a sturdy horse all set to take on an army in the otherwise excruciatingly bad Veer.
When he roars into Mukul Dev's ear to warn him against ruffling the common man's feathers in the well intentioned but poorly executed Jai Ho.
Janam Samjha Karo
When he burns the dance floor in Anu Malik's voice with scorching Urmila Matondkar for company in Janam Samjha Karo.
When he drops a bombshell on Juhi Chawla's ardent admirers -- Bunnu (Govinda) and Raj (Anil Kapoor) by walking away with the girl in Deewana Mastana's hilarious climatic twist.
When he performs an inane pocket move in sync with the beats of Ready chartbuster Dhinka chika dhinka chika.
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge
When a gallant Salman, shirtless for the nth time, lifts the slender Karisma Kapoor in his arms and recreates a Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge 'romance in Swiss Alps' moment for its poor replica Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero
When Salman mocks his legal controversies on discovering a cop hot on his heels, who turns out to be his greatest fan (Shahid Kapoor) for Phata Poster Nikhla Hero's delightful cameo.
When the audience gets the first glimpse of his badass Radhe Bhaiya sporting floppy hair and blowing cigarette smoke.
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
When Salman's bratty rich boy decides to embrace daddyhood or a precocious reminder of his erstwhile wild lifestyle -- Aditya Narayan.
Biwi No 1
When he frolics gleefully around the leggy Sushmita Sen to Chunari chunari in a manner so fun, the audience conveniently forgets (and forgives) he's engaged in an extramarital affair.
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya
When he doles out what he calls the precursor of the Gangnam style step to motion Just chill, chill, just chill.