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The era of 90s was a memorable one! It was all about Kismi toffees, cassettes with long reels containing glimpses of the insides of a film, walkmans, big babools, Mahabharata, Krishna and Ramayana being played on Sunday mornings on the tv screens, famous ads and their tunes, and not to forget, the bittersweet affairs of Bollywood (for the Bollywood buffs). Speaking of a memorable relationship in Bollywood reminds us of the-then budding affair of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam co-stars, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. (Do Read: Unseen Throwback Picture Of Once Lovebirds, Salman Khan And Aishwarya Rai Looking So Happy Together)
Things were going fine with this couple when multitudes of controversies engulfed the realm of Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s love life. While we will surely share more details about their storm-raging affair, let us take you back in time and share with you an unseen throwback picture of Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai from one of their primitive ‘romantic days’. In the image, the now estranged lovebirds were in their candid best, happily posing for the camera. While Salman had looked dapper in his lean-built white t-shirt frame, Aishwarya looked glamorous as usual, in a green kurta. Here is the picture that we are talking about:
Why are we talking about throwbacks? Well, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to launch his niece, Sharmin Sehgal and Javed Jafferi’s son, Meezan with their debut film, Malaal. The film’s trailer was released yesterday (May 19, 2019), and Salman Khan took to Twitter and posted a throwback picture from the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (looks like during shooting the song Aakhon Ki Gustakhiyan) wherein, Sharmin is seen feeding cake to Sanjay. The picture had a young Salman look all ecstatic with a ‘cleverly cropped’ Aishwarya Rai in the background. As much as some clever cropping happened, twitteratis in no time recognised that the cropped lady was none other than Aishwarya! Here's the picture and the comments of the twitteratis:
Also checkout a full glimpse of the duo from the song:
Amazing, right? In an explosive throwback interview with The Times of India, Aishwarya Rai had revealed many shocking reasons behind her breakup with Salman Khan. She had shared, “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.” (Also Read: Aishwarya Rai And Salman Khan Ensured Strict Ways To Avoid Each Other At Subhash Ghai's B'day Bash)
During the #MeToo movement, a video of a throwback interview of the Sultan star had emerged, wherein, when asked by a journalist, if Salman Khan has ever hit a woman, he 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."
Speaking about his aggressive attitude and violent nature, the former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai had stated, “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 had also very straightforwardly revealed that Salman had indirectly once confessed cheating on her. The Devdas star had quipped, “He indirectly confessed to me one day.”
Confessing his love for Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan had once shared in an interview, “I love [Aishwarya]. I am not hounding her. It's not a teenage obsession that I feel for her — it's pure love. She's such a traditional Hindustani girl at the bottom of her heart. The fact that she respects her parents so much makes me admire her more.”
Speaking about family and parents, Salman Khan had stated back then, “Her parents are very nice people. They are orthodox like my family. They have heard about my past affairs and they didn't like me in the life of their daughter. It is my fault, not theirs. I should have understood it earlier. They never stopped me from meeting with Aishwarya despite the fact that I treated them badly. Aishwarya did not like my behaviour towards them just as I would not appreciate anybody misbehaving with my father. Aishwarya's father is completely justified in complaining against me. I have no grudge against him.” But the present looks so far from what Salman had then thought! (Must Read: Rare Throwback Picture Of Salman Khan And Aishwarya Rai Happily Posing Will Take You Back To The 90s)
Guys, what’s your take on Aishwarya Rai’s cropped photo by Salman Khan? Keep us posted!