By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
B-town is a place where friendships and relationships have a short span and it is difficult for celebs to hold on to someone amid media scrutiny and stardom. The speculations about their personal life sometimes take a toll on their relationship, while some relationships fight the odds and become stronger than ever with time. Every relationship goes through a rough patch but it is the bond you share that helps you sail through it together. The Karan Arjun of B-town, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan’s friendship too, had gone through a rough patch but over the years, they had let bygones be bygones, reviving their bond. (Also Read: When Govinda Revealed Why He Had 'Played Dirty' With Ex-GF Neelam By Hiding His Marriage With Sunita)
On Salman Khan’s birthday in 2018, a video of him jamming with Shah Rukh Khan had gone viral on social media. The video had King Khan and Bhai of B-town singing the song, Pyar Humein Kis Mod Pe from the film, Satte Pe Satta. It was indeed a special treat for Salman’s fans as the video was a beautiful moment of him, sharing the frame with his friend-turned-foe-turned-friend, Shah Rukh and it had given major friendship goals.
Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Salman Khan’s love affair with Aishwarya Rai had dominated the news headlines. Did you know Aishwarya was originally signed for the film, Chalte Chalte and was later replaced by Rani Mukerji? As per the reports, Salman had interrupted the film’s mahurat shot and created a scene, accusing Shah Rukh of getting too friendly with his then-girlfriend, Aishwarya. When asked about the same in an interview with Rediff, Shah Rukh had joked, “The only difference was that when Rani came in, I was not required to wear high-heeled shoes. Seriously, Rani was actually the first choice for the film. But the film was delayed and Rani got busy with other projects. When we finally started the film, Rani was free, so we roped her in." (Also Read: 9 Bollywood Affairs Of 90s Era Which Make It An Unforgettable And Controversial Decade For Gossips)
During their dating phase, Salman Khan was offered to play the role of Aishwarya Rai’s brother in a film? Apparently, Salman was offered to play Aishwarya's on-screen brother in the Mansoor Khan film, Josh. However, he had rejected the offer and it was then played by King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan. In a throwback interview with a media portal, after breaking up with Salman, Aishwarya had put the onus of the break-up on him and was quoted as saying, “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.”
In a throwback interview with The Times of India, Aishwarya Rai had revealed many shocking reasons behind her breakup with Salman Khan. She had stated, “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.”
During the #MeToo movement, a video of a throwback interview of Salman Khan had emerged, in which the actor was asked by the journalist if has ever hit a woman. To which, Salman had replied, “Yeah, now that woman has said that I have. I mean there was a journalist Prabhu Chawla who asked me this long time ago, so I just banged the table he got startled, the table really broke. I mean, if I hit somebody, it's obviously a fight, I am going to be angry. I am going to whack and give it my best shot. I don't think she would've survived it." (Also Read: When Jaya Bachchan Introduced Karisma Kapoor As 'Bahu' And She Flaunted Her Engagement Ring [VIDEO])
Watch Salman Khan's ridiculous answer when a journo asked if he had hit Aishwarya Rai pic.twitter.com/BFAbfKIFKS— Od (@odshek) May 25, 2017
While Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan had moved on in their lives and the former is happily married to Abhishek Bachchan, the latter is still single!