After the Amitabh-Rekha love story, it is perhaps the unfinished love story between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan that has captured the imagination of the nation. Even after the affair between the duos has ended years ago and Ash is now happily married to Abhishek Bachchan, the story still flutters the hearts of many. The gossip mills get rolling even today at the slightest whisper of them.
Going by media reports, a sizzling chemistry erupted between these two charismatic personalities during the shooting of the movie ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ in 1999 when Salman was allegedly having an affair with Pakistani actress, Somi Ali. Till 2001, the couple had everything hunky dory between them as they painted the town red with their incredible passion. The couple seemed inseparable with Salman making frequent visits to Aishwarya’s place and the couple spotted together at all events and parties.
After two years of whirlwind romance, things started to turn sour between the two as differences started taking an ugly turn. Number of chipping stones is attributed for the final breakup which was sadly quite ugly and sordid. Salman’s over possessiveness of Aishwarya and his drunken stupor are cited as the major lethal blows to their relationship. Even though Aishwarya’s parents have never approved of Salman, she had stood by him through thick and thin while their relationship lasted. Salman was reportedly creating ugly scenes at Ash’s parent’s house.
When things were taking a downturn between Ash and Salman, rumor mills speak of Salman gong abusive and even resorting to physical violence on Ash though she states that he never left any physical marks on her. He also accused her of having illicit affairs with her co-stars. Salman’s physical and verbal abuse of Aishwarya was first witnessed on the sets of “Kuch Na Kaho” where he supposedy pushed her to the ground and then walked away with no remorse. The story was repeated on the sets of ‘Chupke Chupke’ where the situation was salvaged by the intervention of Shah Rukh Khan. This incident is also voted as the foundation of the tiff between the two Khans. The incident cost Aishwarya that movie and many other projects since actors started getting reluctant to work with her. Finally Aishwarya decided to call it quits in March 2002 when Salman himself admitted of being unfaithful to her.
Aishwarya Rai still loves Salman Khan
Sadly, the obsessed Salman could not accept the decision gracefully. He was accused of harassing Aishwarya and her family to such an extent that a police complaint was lodged by Ash and she worked under complete police protection as well as personal guards’ security for a while. The two openly spit venom at each other at every possible opportunity and even refused to attend any event in the other’s presence. Any hopes of the two getting back together were put to rest by Aishwarya getting happily married to Abhishek Bachchan.
Fans of both these charismatic people wish Salman too finds his true love and happiness. Simultaneously, it would be fantastic if the duo bury their hatchet and make peace with each other. After all, Life is too short to harbor grudges for so long!