At the time, the love story of Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the talk of the city and the front page of every tabloid. The upscale affair began in 1997 while filming for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil By Chuke Sanam and ended in 2001. Read on for the scoop below.
It was November 2001 when Salman reached Aishwarya’s apartment late that night and knocked on the door for a promise of marriage from the actress until she let him into the house at 3. hours of the morning.
Later, many reports said that Salman Khan’s violent behavior was one of the main reasons Aishwarya Rai Bachchan decided to quit smoking. In 2002, during a conversation with YOU, the beauty opened up about her abrupt breakup with the superstar and revealed details about it.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said: “Salman and I broke up last March, but he is not able to accept it… After we broke up, he would call me and talk to me about things. He also suspected me of having relationships with my co-stars. I was related to everyone from Abhishek Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan. There were times when Salman got physical with me, luckily without leaving a mark. And I would go to work as if nothing had happened. Salman stalked me and physically injured himself when I refused to take his calls.
Later in a conversation with Indian Express, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan called for Salman Khan’s alcoholic behavior and said, “I stood by his side to endure his alcoholic misbehavior in its worst phases and in turn I was at the end of his abuse (verbal, physical and emotional), infidelity and unworthiness. That’s why, like any other self-respecting woman, I ended my relationship with him.
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