Salman Khan the perfect father figure?
So what if Bollywood star Salman Khan is single? He has been voted the "perfect father figure" in a survey by online matrimony portal Shaadi.com, ahead of Father's Day, celebrated today.
The Indian youth were asked who they feel would make an ideal Indian celebrity father, and 39 per cent of the respondents chose Khan.
"The poll reflects the mindset of today's youth. Although times are changing, qualities like generosity and masculinity are still admired as ‘fatherly' traits amongst Indians," Gourav Rakshit, Shaadi.com business head, said in a statement.
The survey clearly reveals that India wants to see the Dabangg Khan "ready" to take on a new role in real life and settle down with a family.
For the title, Khan beat charismatic congressman Rahul Gandhi, who received a close 31 per cent of the votes.
Other contenders were actor Ranbir Kapoor and cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli.
The poll received responses from over 9,820 Shaadi.com members across India.