The Salman-Aishwarya saga started in 1997. Salman was at that point a whiz by at that point. He was dating Somy Ali after his separation with Sangeeta Bijlani. It was a genuine relationship. In the media, hypotheses were overflowing about their marriage. That is, until Salman lost his heart by and by, this opportunity to Aishwarya.
The romantic tale of Salman and Aishwarya ended up known in 1999 amid the shooting of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. It is said that Salman prescribed Aishwarya to numerous makers amid that time. Some state Sanjay Leela Bhansali marked Aishwarya for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam just at Salman’s request.
Salman was a most loved of Bhansali’s; the two had cooperated already in Khamoshi (1996). Aishwarya, who won the Miss World title in 1994, had made her film make a big appearance with Mani Ratnam’s Iruvar in 1997, however had no hits. Murmur Dil De Chuke Sanam launch her higher than ever. She additionally supplanted Somy Ali as Salman’s sweetheart when the motion picture was finished
An article distributed in Stardust (magazine) amid that time asserted that Somy Ali had no clue what was cooking among Salman and Aishwarya. Once in a while when Aishwarya went to meet Salman at his home, she encountered Somy Ali. Somy Ali would regularly disclose to her where Salman was. Be that as it may, when she came to know the truth of their relationship, Somy Ali dumped Salman, as well as left India to settle in the USA.
Somy Ali’s depature from Salman’s life conveyed Aishwarya considerably closer to him. Much like his past lady friends, she, as well, built up an affinity with his family. Before long, she built up a companionship with Salman’s sisters, Alvira and Arpita.
Aishwarya turned into an irreplaceable piece of all the family festivities. The closeness between the two was developing as time passes. Be that as it may, their relationship was still far from marriage.
It was not some time before news began creating the impression that Aishwarya’s family was against the relationship. Biswadeep Ghosh has guaranteed that Aishwarya opposed her folks and began living in a different flat in Lokhandwala’s Gorakh Hill Tower (in Andheri, north-west Mumbai).
One November night in 2001, Salman achieved Aishwarya’s loft in an attack of rage. Onlookers state he continued slamming the entryway of her seventeenth floor condo for a considerable length of time. Some express he even compromised to hop off the top of Gorakh Hill Tower if Aishwarya did not give him access.
Such was the anger of Salman that none of the neighbors set out to intercede or call the cops. The dramatization proceeded until 3 o’clock in the first part of the day; Salman’s hands were seeping by then from beating on the entryway. In the long run, Aishwarya needed to open the entryway and let him in.
There are various bits of gossip about why Salman was compelled to make such a display. As indicated by a few sources, he needed to separate a guarantee of marriage from Aishwarya. Be that as it may, Aishwarya, who was quickly climbing the step of accomplishment, was not prepared for such a responsibility presently.
‘The incident is true, however it was overhyped by the media. I have an association with Aishwarya. On the off chance that you don’t battle in a relationship, it implies you don’t love one another. For what reason would I quarrel with an individual who is an outsider to me? Such things occur between us simply because we adore one another. Presently, even the police have banished me from entering that building.’
A few reports asserted that it was Aishwarya’s dad Krishnaraj Rai who revealed the episode to the police. Salman admitted amid the meeting that Aishwarya was not restoring his appearance of affection in kind, and that was what had made him become vicious. Maybe he even understood his mix-up later, as showed in this announcement given amid the meeting.
Her family are exceptionally decent people. They are conventional like my family. They have caught wind of my past illicit relationships and they didn’t care for me in the life of their young girl. It is my blame, not theirs. I ought to have comprehended it before. They never prevented me from meeting with Aishwarya regardless of the way that I treated them severely. Aishwarya disliked my conduct towards them similarly as I would not acknowledge anyone getting rowdy with my dad. Aishwarya’s dad is totally supported in griping against me. I have no resentment against him.’
This spat is said to have been the defining moment in the Salman-Aishwarya relationship. The crack in their relationship was currently out in the open. The crevice between the two was developed further by a telephone call from Somy Ali.
Stardust announced that Somy Ali requested assistance from Salman for her dad’s task. Salman consented and went to the USA without advising Aishwarya. Aishwarya was irate when she came to know the purpose behind Salman’s visit. He oversaw indeed to induce Aishwarya to remain with him, yet the ceasefire did not keep going for long.
Soon, news appeared that Salman has created a ruckus on the set of Aishwarya’s movie Kuch Naa Kaho. Abhishek Bachchan was acting opposite her in the movie. Salman reportedly went on a rampage during the shooting and even damaged Aishwarya’s car.
Aishwarya appeared at the 2002 Filmfare Awards function with a fractured arm. The black glasses she wore during that evening only fanned the rumours that Salman had assaulted her physically. She clarified during an interview to Filmfare in May that year:
‘Why don’t people believe that I fell down the stairs? The same media portrayed me as a strong woman. Now it wants to paint me as a helpless one. I would never tolerate nonsense behaviour. Nobody can act savagely with me. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger can get hurt in an accident. So, why can’t I? I would have retaliated if I were physically attacked. This news is baseless. My silence has further fuelled the rumours. But I don’t like to react on frivolous things.’
However, Aishwarya had a slightly different story to tell after breaking up with Salman. This was what she said during an interview to The Times Of India on September 27, 2002:
‘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. Salman hounded me and caused physical injuries to himself when I refused to take his calls.’
This clearly illustrates that Aishwarya’s patience with Salman had run thin by now. In another interview to The Indian Express, she made it clear that it was all over:
‘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.’
A couple of months after the fact, Salman reacted amid a meeting to MiD-Day: ‘Clearly, she won’t discuss lyrics on the off chance that she is exasperates. Each individual responds in his own way and I don’t have a complaint to that.’
Be that as it may, Salman has never admitted to physically assaulting Aishwarya. He told MiD-Day in a meeting on September 18, 2002:
‘No. I have never beaten her. Anybody can pummel me. Any warrior here on the sets can whip me. That is the reason individuals are not terrified of me. I do get enthusiastic. At that point I hurt myself. I have struck my head against the divider; I have harmed myself everywhere. I can’t hurt any other person. I have just hit Subhash Ghai. However, I was sorry to him the following day.’
‘There are times when you do gain out of power. That individual hit me with a spoon, nearly broke a plate all over, pissed on my shoes and got me by the neck. I couldn’t control myself. What’s more, see what occurred. Following day, I needed to go and apologize.’