Salman’s towel pulling between his legs leaps victorious
In 1989, a young Salman Khan established himself as an actor and dancer in Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyar Kiya. That was just his beginning.
Since then, the Bollywood superstar has performed iconic dances which have stood the test of time among his loyal fans.
Whether it is Salman pulling his collar to ‘Jalwa’, or spinning on the floor to ‘Jag Ghoomeya’, he always looks effortlessly cool.
DESIblitz helps you get into Salman Khan’s dancing groove with these 10 iconic dance moves.
1. ‘Oh Oh Jaane Jaana’ ~ Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998)
In the 1998 film Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya, Salman Khan captured hearts when dancing to ‘Oh Oh Jaane Jaana’.
On YouTube, Kalki Kapoor explains: “Only Sallu can look good dancing in a crazy and energetic manner.”
The whole track was shot with him shirtless. Undoubtedly, everybody was drooling over his irresistible body. His energetic, swinging hand move will remain legendary from the track.
2. ‘Jeene Ke Hain Chaar Din’ ~ Mujhse Shaadi Karoge? (2004)
There are so many taulia dances in Bollywood, but Salman’s towel pulling between his legs leaps victorious.
Farah Khan choreographed the song especially to match Salman’s style.
“Remember the towel movement (imagine a bronco bucking a towel!) in Mujhse Shaadi Karoge? Can you imagine any other hero carrying it off?” laughs Farah Khan.
Rightfully said by Farah, the dance could only be performed by Suave Sallu.
3. ‘Hudd Hudd Dabangg’ ~ Dabangg (2010)
The only person who can look exceptional while dancing by pulling his belt up and down is definitely Salman Khan. The step matched the masala-packed genre of Dabangg.
Sung by the kinetic voice of Sukhwinder Singh, ‘Hudd Hudd Dabangg’ got the recognition it deserved.
Of course, the role of the Indian police officer was an iconic one for Salman. Particularly his signature look of sunglasses tucked on the back of his collar while he fought off the baddies!
4. ‘Just Chill Chill’ ~ Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)
This groovy track from Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya revealed funky dance moves by the Khan brother’s, Sohail and Salman.
Himesh Reshammiya directed the soundtrack adding his own peppy musical style to it.
‘Pulling back of shoulders’ and ‘riding-a-horse’ moves took the beat to the next level.
Trade analyst and film critic, Taran Adarsh reviews: “The choreography of Just Chill and Laga Prem Rog in particular is very energetic”.
Watch all of Salman Khan’s iconic dance moves here:
5. ‘Jalwa’ ~ Wanted (2009)
Choreographed by Prabhu Deva and executed by Salman, ‘Jalwa’ proved remarkable.
Dhivakar Balajee on YouTube, comments: “The best dance performance in Salman’s career!! Credits to Prabhu Deva!!”
Loose fitting shirts, vests, baggy jeans and bandanas were all part of Salman’s panache in the song.
But, aside from costumes, our ‘Jalwa’ hero made the step of pulling a shirt collar, iconic.
6. ‘Jumme Ki Raat Hai’ ~ Kick (2014)
Featuring the gorgeous Jacqueline Fernandez, ‘Jumme Ki Raat Hai’ from Kick is an intoxicating tune.
One iconic, bizarre move required Salman to jiggle his hands and feet whilst biting Jacqueline’s coat!
Crazy right? This chart-topping song was full of quirky Bollywood steps, that only our Bollywood Bhai could convincingly pull off.
7. ‘Dhinka Chika’ ~ Ready (2011)
Salman’s style in Ready is no different than in Wanted, rocking baggy pants, vests and shirts. His dance moves are by far very different but still extremely catchy.
The catchy song which was created by musical director Pritam sees Salman stick his hands in his pockets for an incredibly simple but effective dance move.
8. ‘Fevicol Se’ ~ Dabangg 2 (2012)
Choreographed by Farah Khan, ‘Fevicol Se’ is a catchy item song with Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead and loads of quirky dancing.
Salman showed incredible enthusiasm by swimming his arms up and down, over and under, in the air. Trust him to make swimming-in-the-air look that good!
Salman himself commented about the Dabangg 2 song with zeal: “Ghana bahut acha hai. It’s a very catchy tune.”
9. ‘Selfie Le Le Re’ ~ Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
In 2015, Bajrangi Bhaijaan won several awards including Filmfare Award for Best Story.
But alongside the plot, came the frisky songs, one, in particular, being ‘Selfie Le Le Re’.
During one move Salman quivered his hands to the beat, building up gusto for the chorus, “Chal Beta Selfie Le Le Re (Oh son, let’s take a selfie)”.
Well, go ahead and try Bhaijaan’s iconic dance move.
10. ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ ~ Sultan (2016)
Sultan had its fair share of iconic dance moves. We all remember the hit song ‘Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai’ and Salman’s thrusting hip action.
But another iconic dance move from Salman came from the Sultan track, ‘Jag Ghoomeya’. Sought out by Salman himself, the impressive move was an effortless masterpiece.
Salman revealed the ‘Jag Ghoomeya’ step: “I saw Arbaaz doing this once so I said this is a really good one.”
It’s rather simple actually; just throw yourself on the floor in a spinning motion, then bend one foot over the other knee.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan nailed this track for Sultan, while Salman did justice by adding a pinch of his own superstar flair.
Salman Khan’s songs and dance moves are enough to create crazes in Bollywood.
Simply choosing his top 10 iconic dance moves proves to be backbreaking, as the hero has numerous great moves from his many films.
But now you can go ahead and recreate these moves! Simply turn the music to full blast, follow some steps and style yourself up like Salman Khan!