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‘Hamari Adhoori Kahaani’ is what would be an apt song for now estranged couple, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. One of the most famous/infamous affairs of Bollywood was engulfed in a series of controversies, speculations and heartbreaks, until both Salman and Aishwarya decided to let go of things before it turned even sourer between them. (Do Read: Parineeti Chopra Reveals If She Is Inspired By Cousin Priyanka Chopra To Get Married Anytime Soon)
Post their breakup, Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan haven’t seen much of each other. From awkward bumps to avoiding each other at parties, this ex-couple has always generated considerable amount of interest in the hearts of their audience. While both have happily moved on in their lives (Aishwarya is now a Bachchan bahu as she married Abhishek Bachchan and Salman is rumoured to be dating Iulia Vantur), as they say, sometimes glances of the past do gives us a visit.
When you are a celebrity, it becomes even more difficult to bury your past for you are widely celebrated! Archived pictures, rare snaps keep on popping-up every now and then, thanks to our news feeds and the advent of social media. In the similar lines, a rare and unseen throwback picture of once lovebirds, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai have emerged, wherein; both of the celebrities were in their candid best, happily posing for the camera. This is the picture:
Amazing, right? In an explosive throwback interview with The Times of India, Aishwarya had revealed many shocking reasons behind her breakup with Salman. 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.” (Must Read: Nita Ambani's Resemblance With Mother Purnima Dalal And Sister Mamta Dalal Proves Beauty Is In Genes)
During the #MeToo movement, a video of a throwback interview of the Sultan star had emerged, wherein, when asked by a journalist, if Salman 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 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, Salman 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, the Maine Pyar Kiya fame star 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. (Also Checkout! Unseen Picture Of Isha Ambani Piramal And Anand Piramal Post Their Marriage Is Cuteness Overflowing)
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