The Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan love story started in the year 1999, when Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan were filming the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. When Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan started seeing each other, people thought Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan made the loveliest pair.
Later misunderstandings arose between them and they couldn’t make it. The Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan relationship didn’t end quietly. It was both a personal and legal problem. The story of Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan constantly filled gossip columns for months together.
Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan relationship ended officially in 2002. Aishwarya said she broke up with Salman Khan after he himself admitted that he had been unfaithful to her. The Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan controversy did not end there.
Salman Khan landed on the sets of Aishwarya Rai’s “Kuch Na Kaho” and is supposed to have pushed her to the ground. Later, when Aishwarya was shooting with Shahrukh for a film, a similar incident had happened. Infact, because of the Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan relationship controversy, no actor was ready to work with her and Aishwarya Rai’s career greatly suffered.
The Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan break-up stories did not end here. There were legal issues when in March 2002, Aishwarya Rai accused Salman Khan of harassing her. Aishwarya Rai stated that Salman Khan couldn’t come to terms with the break – up and was harassing her. Things were so bad that Aishwarya Rai’s parents had to lodge a police complaint against him.
Aishwarya Rai took the protection of both the police and private security guards who used to accompany her during her shooting.
The Aishwarya-Salman affair had generated a big storm when the story hit newspapers and tabloids. In 2002, the newly-single Aishwarya spoke to a leading news publication of her bitter breakup with Salman, revealing that the latter was unable to come up to terms with it.
“After we broke up, He would call me and talk rubbish. He also suspected that I was having affairs with my co-stars. There were times when Salman got physical with me, luckily without leaving any marks and I would go to work as if nothing happened.”
In another interview, Aishwarya gave details on how Salman had physically abused her, saying that despite all the emotional and verbal torture, she stood by him during his worst phases and endured his alcoholic misdemeanors.
The actress also mentioned that Salman confessed to cheating on her. “That is why, like any other self-respecting woman, I ended my relationship with him,” quoted the Devdas star.
Then, a couple of months after Aishwarya’s interview, Salman responded to the allegations. “I have never beaten her. I get emotional and hurt myself. I have banged my head against the wall but I cannot hurt anyone else,” he stated.
The Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan controversies were put to an end finally as Aishwarya Rai got married to actor Abhishek Bachchan.