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Salman Khan- What's in a name?

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Posted: 23 January 2011 at 2:40am | IP Logged
       I don't think it was a wise descision on Salman (Yaana's choreographer on JDJ) to change his name. For those of you who are lost, initially, Salman's Khan's original name was Md. Ghouse. When he was on DID the day bollywood Salman Khan made an appearance , he said his family and friends called him Salman. I guess he's a fan of his and they say imitation is a form of flatery. While at that time, it might of seem like a good idea (I mean people would would subconsciously link him to the "hero" Salman which  increase vote appeal) , it might backfire on him.
    
        My reasoning behind this is quite simple; there isn't room for two Salman Khans in Bollywood. When a newcomer debuts, there better be some uniqueness about them in order for them to stick out and become a staple on screen. The confusion that will lead to sharing a name with a currently popular actor is a big drawback. The comparisons would be inevitable and never-ending, even if dancer Salman doesn't resemble much like Bollywood Salman. That is a lot of pressure to put on a new-comer, not to mention the backlash he might receive. 

     I remember in Elementary school when we had two classmates sharing the same name, we'd always come up with ways to differientiate them (sometimes calling them by their last names) I was told it is highly an inconvience on those students as one of my friend has faced similar situation. She would cringe everytime some kid would come up with what he considers a clever way to differentiate her (long-haired Amy, short Amy, smart Amy, etc)It wouldn't have been a big deal if Bollywood Salman wasn't relevant today, but he is. I'm not completely sure if Bollywood is Salman's target but if it is, the road ahead might prove to be difficult. Stars like Salman Khan, Amir Khan, SRK, etc have been around for a long time. It took years to win the hearts of their enormous worldwide fanbase. Making it in Bollywood is a daunting task. Perseverance, talent, attitude and LUCK goes a long way but a name is like your label. It plays a significant part in how people react to you albeit how unfair it might seem.

    That being said, something like a name might seem trivial to many of us. I mean, a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, right? But that's not the case in the entertainment industry.

    -Just a thought that sprung to life when hearing the host introducing Salyana pair-

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Posted: 23 January 2011 at 2:46am | IP Logged
but i thought his original name was mohamed salman ghouse khan?!?!? i didn't know he changed his name?!?!!?!

honestly speakin, majority of stars hav changed their original names but i guess its their personal choice, some add certain letters in their names based on numerology. to be frank, i dont think ppl should change their name for popularity or fame..... just my pov.....

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Posted: 23 January 2011 at 3:08am | IP Logged
Originally posted by NaDzGirl

but i thought his original name was mohamed salman ghouse khan?!?!? i didn't know he changed his name?!?!!?!

honestly speakin, majority of stars hav changed their original names but i guess its their personal choice, some add certain letters in their names based on numerology. to be frank, i dont think ppl should change their name for popularity or fame..... just my pov.....



  The name change might or might not be intentional. (I have nothing against name changes  btw) What occured to be is that having the same name as a currently relevant Bollywood star wouldn't be so much an advantage as a drawback.
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Posted: 23 January 2011 at 3:27am | IP Logged
Actually his name is not Salman at all, it's just a nickname for him LOL His real name is Mohammed Ghouse Khan.

The topic opener does have a valid point but I don't think the dancer Salman wants to be an actor, he might probably want to be a choreographer. But still that would mean 2 Salman Khan's in the Bollywood industry. Then I guess he would want to go by some other name like Akshay Kumar
which I personally don't agree with . His real name isn't Akshay Kumar, it's Rajiv Bhatia LOL

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Posted: 23 January 2011 at 3:34am | IP Logged
Originally posted by --Rachna--

Actually his name is not Salman at all, it's just a nickname for him LOL His real name is Mohammed Ghouse Khan.

The topic opener does have a valid point but I don't think the dancer Salman wants to be an actor, he might probably want to be a choreographer. But still that would mean 2 Salman Khan's in the Bollywood industry. Then I guess he would want to go by some other name like Akshay Kumar
which I personally don't agree with . His real name isn't Akshay Kumar, it's Rajiv Bhatia LOL


If that's the case, there should be a problem. I didn't know it was just a nickname Shocked What's more surprising, Akshay Kumar's name used to be Rajiv Bhatia???? ShockedShocked That doesn't sound like a name a movie star would carry. Perfect example of the superficial nature of Bollywood. But i guess i learn something everyday LOL 
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Posted: 23 January 2011 at 3:47am | IP Logged
LOL he did not change his name suddenly when Salman actor appeeared on DID ...
his real name is Mohammed Ghouse Khan ...Ghouse is how ppl called him .[i guess].. but then since childood ppl used to call him Salman  .. so when DID started [when he started to be known] ppl called him Salman so thts how his nickname turned to be his name ....
 
i rmr when Salman actor came in DID ... they already used to call him Salman and Salman actor said .. so what .. there can be two Salman Khans lol
 
in conclusion he hasnt changed his CELEB NAME .. but hes been called like tht since childhood
 
EDIT .. and yes i also think this will bring talks when salman enters the industry .. not cuz of his name change but cuz of ppls ignorance .. theyll think tht hes changed his name when its not like tht


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Posted: 23 January 2011 at 3:49am | IP Logged
Originally posted by PandorasBox

If that's the case, there should be a problem. I didn't know it was just a nickname Shocked What's more surprising, Akshay Kumar's name used to be Rajiv Bhatia???? ShockedShocked That doesn't sound like a name a movie star would carry. Perfect example of the superficial nature of Bollywood. But i guess i learn something everyday LOL 

Yeah well that's what someone told me LOL I didn't know if Salman was his real name or not because I didn't even watch DID from the beginning to know about all that. But the person who told me is a reliable source so I guess his name is not Salman at all Tongue

LOL, you didn't know Akshay Kumar's real name Shocked His wife mentioned it in some award. His full name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia LOL Yup, that doesn't seem like a movie star's name so that's why he changed it.

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Posted: 23 January 2011 at 3:59am | IP Logged
Originally posted by ekta_salman

LOL he did not change his name suddenly when Salman actor appeeared on DID ...
his real name is Mohammed Ghouse Khan ...Ghouse is how ppl called him .[i guess].. but then since childood ppl used to call him Salman [whether cuz of his dancing skills / his fanship] .. so when DID started [when he started to be known] ppl called him Salman so thts how his nickname turned to be his name ....
 
i rmr when Salman actor came in DID ... they already used to call him Salman and Salman actor said .. so what .. there can be two Salman Khans lol
 
in conclusion he hasnt changed his CELEB NAME .. but hes been called like tht since childhood
 
EDIT .. and yes i also think this will bring talks when salman enters the industry .. not cuz of his name change but cuz of ppls ignorance .. theyll think tht hes changed his name when its not like tht


Hey correct me if I'm wrong but I do remember in the initial round of audition in DID, they referred to him as Mohammed Ghouse Khan? Not that it's a big deal but I was just curious. The main point is the conflict it might create, realistically, in public perception. I'm sure Salman Khan was being nice when he said there's room for 2 but it doesn't reflect public reaction. Let's face it, it is the public who has a hand in determining the sucess of actors. But if Salman is not aiming to be an actor like Rachna mentioned, there's nothing to worry.

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