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MUMBAI: Salman Khan has his carbon copy in Pakistan. And that carbon copy is Sialkot resident Hasnain Saleem.
This man has such a close resemblance with Sallu Bhai that if the two stand next to each other, it will be difficult to tell who is Salman Khan and who is Hasnain Saleem.
This resemblance to Salman Khan has given this man a sort of star status in Pakistan. His looks, his body built, his style of walking, his manners – everything about him reminds people of the Bollywood super star.
Hasnain says he gets stopped by people who think he is the Dabangg Khan. He says people compliment him, saying, “You are Salman Khan, you look like Salman Khan…”’
Because of his Salman lookalike persona, Hasnain says sometimes he feels that he has gone far away from his real persona.
This duplicate Salman Khan says he would love to become famous like Sallu Bhai. “I would like to be on TV, do TV show, host talks…”
His family members say women visitors come to their house to meet him. They want his phone number. Even their family guests spend more time with Hasnain than with others.
His father says once his son sent his picture to London for someone to publish it. “I was there, and when my friends saw this picture, they asked me: `Is he your son? He looks like the super star (Salman Khan)…”
But unlike our bachelor Dabangg Khan, Hasnain Saleem is now a married man. He tied the knot earlier this year.