Helen, one of Indian cinema's most loved and talked-about leading ladies, has carved a sweet space for herself in the hearts and minds of cine lovers. The actress, who has appeared in over 700 films, was also awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2009. Apart from her acting and dancing talent, the veteran actress has also been in the limelight for her personal decisions. To date, Helen's work life and personal life continue to attract fans' curiosity like no other.
As known to all, veteran screenwriter Salim Khan was already married to Salma Khan when he decided to marry Helen. Salim and Salma were already parents to four children - Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan and Alvira Khan.
While the veterans don't talk about their personal life as much now, there was a time when they bared it all during media interviews. In a throwback interview, Helen had opened up about how she felt "guilty" in the beginning. She had also shared that the fact that Khan was already married disturbed her.
In the same interview, Helen had also revealed what attracted her and made her fall for an already-married man with four kids. Helen had shared that Salim had helped her without trying to exploit her in any capacity.
Speaking to Filmfare years ago, Helen had shared what she thought set Khan apart from the rest of the film industry. "The fact that Salim was a married man did disturb me and I did felt guilty in the beginning. Something about Salim set him apart from rest of the industry men. I respected him tremendously as he tried to help me out without trying to exploit me," she was quoted saying.