After the affair with Aishwarya Rai, it was Katrina Kaif’s relationship with Salman Khan that grabbed media attention. Katrina, whose debut film ‘Boom’ was a flop, was cast opposite Salman in the 2005 film, ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ and her career took off. The influential Khan is said to have done much to help Katrina hit the big league. They never publicly acknowledged their relationship, but it was an open secret. Salman had even hinted he was ready to exchange his bachelorhood for marriage. The tight-lipped Kat would only say, "I think Salman said whatever he wanted to say. Let people make of it whatever they want. I have never commented on the personal side in the media. I don't wish to start right now."