Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai made a gorgeous pair onscreen. When their film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam released in 1999, the pair was a sensation and their film was a roaring hit. The couple fell apart soon and their breakup was the talk of the town.
It all began to go south when in 2001, Salman Khan showed up at Aishwarya Rai’s house. Sources said he wanted Aishwarya to marry her and she was refusing. Later, jealousy also came into play when Aishwarya was acting opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Chalte Chalte. Aishwarya is reportedly to have said that Salman accused Aishwarya of having an affair with Shah Rukh. The role later went to Rani. The relationship ended when Salman allegedly went to USA to help ex-girlfriend Somy Ali.
Aishwarya said that the Salman chapter was the worst in her life. "He would call me up after the break-up and talk rubbish. He suspected me of having affairs with my co-stars,” she said. “There were times that he got physical with me, luckily without leaving marks. I would go to work as if nothing had happened.”
Aishwarya later began dating Vivek Oberoi. In 2003, Vivek held a press conference in which he said that Salman had drunkenly called him 41 times in the night and threatened to kill him. Salman denied this.
Vivek said, much later, that Aishwarya never appreciated him for this gesture. Vivek also apologized to Salman many times but Salman never accepted them.
The Internet found this picture of Salman and Aishwarya posing smilingly together and it definitely reminds us all of a happier time.