Iulia Vantur, Salman Khan
Iulia Vantur, Salman KhanVarinder Chawla

Salman Khan's kept-under-wraps affair with Iulia Vantur is now out in the open, at least that's what the reports are saying. The rumoured couple made quick headlines when they entered the Preity Zinta-Gene Goodenough reception bash together.

They may have travelled separately, with the Romanian actress pooling with Salman's sister Alvira Khan and husband Atul Agnihotri, but stepped into the party together. What's more, the "Sultan" star apparently introduced his plus one as his girlfriend to friends and colleagues attending the do.

"Salman introduced Iulia to SRK and Abhishek. The couple was by each other's side throughout the party," a source told Mid-Day.

This comes after the news of Iulia being accepted in the Khan household. A set of viral photos shows the lady holding Salman's mother Salma Khan's hands tightly as they make their way out of the Mumbai airport amid paparazzi. Although it's too soon to assume that she and Salman are an item, the pictures are sending positive signals.

Also, there have been reports of how he is thinking of taking the plunge because his mother wants him to. A Mumbai Mirror blind item hinted that a "not-so-young superstar" will tie the knot by the end of this year because of his ailing mother, who wishes that he be taken care of by his wife.

Meanwhile, Zarine Khan, who is one of the 50-year-old actor's finds, said that she was happy for the couple. "I really don't know and I'm not here to judge. I'm happy if things are happening between him and Iulia. I just wish them all the best and I think the whole country has been waiting for him to get married. So, I think it will be something to look forward to," she told IANS.