By Jasleen Kaur Last Updated:
There have been many celebs who fall in love with each other while working together. Fans go crazy to know if their favourites are dating in real life also. One of those couples have been Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam fame stars and estranged lovebirds Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan. The love sparks between the two started when Aish and Sallu were shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s HDDCS in 1999.
Things were fine until Aishwarya did a cameo sequence as Salman’s girlfriend in Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam. It was also reported that the actress developed an amazing bond with his sisters, Arpita and Alvira Khan. But Aish’s family has always been against their union. And soon the two parted ways and the burning controversies went on and on for many years. It was after her break-up with Salman, Aishwarya gave an interview in 2002 and revealed a lot. (Read more: 9 Celebs Who Can't Stand Each Other After Their Break Up Or Divorce)
In an interview with TOI, she was quoted as saying, “Salman and I broke up last March, but he isn't able to come to terms with it. After we broke up, he would call me and talk rubbish. He also suspected me of having affairs with my co-stars. I was linked up with everyone, from Abhishek Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan. There were times when Salman got physical with me, luckily without leaving any marks. And I would go to work as if nothing had happened.”
Aishwarya stated that it was because of Salman’s violent behaviour their relationship didn’t work out. On the physical abuse note, Aishwarya retorted, “I stood by him enduring his alcoholic misbehaviour in its worst phases and in turn I was at the receiving end of his abuse (verbal, physical and emotional), infidelity and indignity. That is why like any other self-respecting woman I ended my relationship with him.” She also very straightforwardly revealed that Salman indirectly once confessed cheating on her. Aish quipped, “He indirectly confessed to me one day.”
To all these accusations (or such strong statements), Salman responded in another interview after a few months passed by. He was quoted as saying, “No. I have never beaten her. Anyone can beat me up. Any fighter here on the sets can thrash me. That is why people are not scared of me. I do get emotional. Then I hurt myself. I have banged my head against the wall; I have hurt myself all over. I cannot hurt anyone else. I have only hit Subhash Ghai. Yet, I apologised to him the next day. There are times when you do get out of control. That person hit me with a spoon, almost broke a plate on my face, pissed on my shoes and grabbed me by the neck. I could not control myself. And see what happened. Next day, I had to go and apologise.”
After that in a press release, Aishwarya made it very much clear that she won’t ever be working with Salman for the sake of her well-being and self-respect. She mentioned, “For my well-being and for the self-respect of my family, I will not work with Mr Salman Khan. The chapter of Salman Khan was a nightmare in my life. I am thankful that it is over now.”
Well, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s break up has been one of the ugliest spats in Bollywood. Nonetheless, Aishwarya moved on and got married to Abhishek Bachchan and the two now have a daughter named, Aaradhya Bachchan. On the other hand, Salman chose to remain single and is still happy in his own space.
We wish Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai stay happy and content in their own lives!