Flashback Friday: Aishwarya Rai’s EXPLOSIVE interview after her break-up with Salman Khan

Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan were in a committed relationship for many years before they parted ways. Aishwarya Rai had addressed her bitter break-up with Salman in an interview to a leading daily in 2002
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Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan were in a committed relationship for many years before they parted ways. Their break up was not very amicable and there was a big controversy after they called it quits.

Aishwarya Rai had addressed her bitter break-up with Salman in an interview to a leading daily in 2002. She said, “Salman and I broke up last March, but he isn't able to come to terms with it. 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.”

In another interview, while talking about Salman’s physical abuse, Aishwarya said, “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.”

She also shared that Salman was cheating on her while they were together. “He indirectly confessed to me one day,” Aishwarya revealed.

Salman Khan responded to these allegations in an interview with a leading daily a couple of months after Aishwarya’s interview and said, “No. I have never beaten her. Anyone can beat me up. Any fighter here on the sets can thrash me. That is why people are not scared of me. I do get emotional. Then I hurt myself. I have banged my head against the wall; I have hurt myself all over. I cannot hurt anyone else. I have only hit Subhash Ghai. Yet, I apologised to him the next day. There are times when you do get out of control. That person hit me with a spoon, almost broke a plate on my face, pissed on my shoes and grabbed me by the neck. I could not control myself. And see what happened. Next day, I had to go and apologise.”

In a press release after their break-up, Aishwarya stated, 'For my well-being and for the self-respect of my family, I will not work with Mr Salman Khan. The chapter of Salman Khan was a nightmare in my life. I am thankful that it is over now.'


Just when aishwarya's articles can't generate enough attention, you get a salman related article. Her existence , popularity everything lies with him.

So much chemistry in this picture, this kind of chemistry is absent between Aishwarya and her husband after 11 years of marriage and a 6 years old kid. Aishwarya and Salman were not campatible but they were in love.

LOL !!!! You need help...bigtime...

looking nice in the pic

Guys check out the new movie HITCHKI !

Hope they all put the past behind, and be friends

Yes, everyone likes to be friends who beat you black and blue

Boring.next post plz

I'm neutral just wish everyone well :-)

Aishwarya:-“He also suspected me of having affairs with my co-stars. I was linked up with everyone, from Abhishek Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan”. Yes of coarse she cheated on Salman because now she is married to Abhishek Bachan. Salman was the strong ladder for her to come all the way from nothing to this stage of her life.

Aish never cheated with Abhishek! Other person is right, he was engaged and both had other relationships throughout every movie they filmed together, it wasn't until Dhoom 2 that they apparently got close on set, that's a six year leap from their first movie together in 2000.

Dear at that time Abhishek was engaged to Karishma.

Yes I agree. But Wikipedia says:-“Karishma got engaged to Abhishek Bachchan in 2002, but the engagement was called off after a few months. This ended their relationship of a few years and no reason was given for the break-up”.

They are talked about so much b'coz they didn't marry each other..had they married..their life would be like ajay-kajol, twinkle-akshay, SRK-gauri, or may be Aamir-reena or AAmir - kiran..they all married to the people they madly in love with..and see whats happenning now..all are cheaters..Salman is the biggest cheater of all..Katrina or any other girl would have come between them and would have spoiled married life..so guys chill..getting married to your loved one is not the end of the world..life goes on and love fades away...married or not married...PV plz post it.

Forgive and forget, best thing

absolutely right!..They didn't marry thats why they are true-love ..had they married to each other, they would have ended into divorcees..most likely!!

This is one sided story but move on

Aishwarya didn't look back again, she carried herself with dignity and self respect!
Kudos to Aishwarya

Who cares,aish,salman both are very rich people now,have cars, homes,money, fashion clothes, travels,living rich comfortable lives,and they are happy now,so it's the common people like us who are struggling everyday...

Well said

Salman was really handsome at that time. I think Ash fell for his good looks then realized that he was wrong choice.

she's smart overproud and clever

She's beautiful and talented,no doubt

What I have noticed that they don’t talk about each other. How bad a man Salman is today he respects her more than any of his exes. They both moved on and we should move on too.

What about Karishma n Abhishek affair.dont know much about it...

Aishwarya is a strong women!

She looks like Radhika apte

Itsnot possible but if Abhi Aishwarya and Salman would have worked in a movie it would have been block Buster!

Aish pr promoting her again

Sallu has some bad psychological issues, possessiveness, attachment, I don't know where they stem from, with Sanjay Dutt, it's clearly the loss of his mother. Commitment issues, he'll never marry Iulia.

don't worry about him,mind your own business

Ok Salman

I'm not Salman but a fan

Ash was the only woman who stood up to Salman. He had even poured cola on Somy's head in public and even that was a tumultuous relationship. He had anger and infedility issues. But all his exes want favors from him and are in his good books. Not Ash, she got her revenge and Salman would never be the same again.

Good for her that she took revenge,but we like Salman and hope everyone move forward

I was talking about past and not present. I like Salman too and did like them both together.

Why all negativity now?we know his mistakes and his past.this was the past and now he is in his fifties and mature,i'm sure he regrets his mistakes too,but we should learn from mistakes and move on,n be happy in our lives

Absolutely right

Why do news from old interviews?
Everyone went his own way, and everyone, in his own way, is quite happy with his life)

Rani movie is out.plz go HITCHKI movie !


Very proud of Ash for standing up against the Khans and coming out a winner and even if she wasn't a Bacchan she would have succeeded.. the woman was considered for several Hollywood projects but she turned them down.. I respect Abhishek for being such a gentleman as well..

They looked so good together. Anyway they both moved on and happy in their life.

omg Salman and Aish in the pic have similar features.


Salman was cheating on Aish with Dia Mirza. He gave Dia break in movies.

Why bring it up now.they were all not married,they were all young,dating, cheating,friends but that's all in the past now



Its impressive that he avoids talking about her and never said negative things about her


Who cares

Who cares about personal lives of actors.all of them had a past.move on.people like to watch good movies for entertainment n fun

Why every few weeks something negative against the Khans,nice try,we like them for their work n movies

Don't worry aish. There is something called KARMA. Reason why that buddha khan is still single and will die single..

Khan is despicable but hey, what about Aish's karma? She's just as unlucky in love and is sticking it out in her marriage because of her image...it looks like Abhi and family are stifling from letting her stay as the star she is

One of my best actress I am happy she got a right life partner which she really deserves.

One of my best actress I am happy she got a right life partner which she really deserves.

Who doesn't work

Personal matters aside, Ash had the best chemistry and looked the best with Salman. They were beyond beautiful in this movie. Rest, well...sad that we never got to see them together onscreen again.

Don't worry aish. There is something called KARMA. Reason why that buddha khan is still single and will die single.

rajnikanth is a kid

Aish is one strong woman. When she broke up with Salman that was the time when it was difficult to survive without Khans movies. Rani and Preity made it big because they were Khans favs and of course good actresses leaving Aish with only Ajay and Akshay as an option but she survived and I respect her for that for being strong and not giving up. I am sure she was offered some movies with Salman but she refused them all. She could say yes for the sake of her career but she didn't. You may say what you want about her acting but you should admit that she is a strong woman

Don't believe totally what she said but don't matter n.whats the point of this on PV, don't understand

That time, Hrithik had arrived and was dominating. She went ahead and made a super gorgeous n successful pair with Hrithik. No wonder, Salman is so insecure of Hrithik

Hrithik and dominating in the same sentance is laughable! And where is Abhishek in this fanfiction!

Hritik started with a blockbuster movie but then all his movies flopped till koi mil gaya happened and then again flops till krish and dhoom 2 so he was not dominating, even Salman was not dominating back then, his real success started much later with wanted but I agree that Aish and Hritik made a very beautiful pair together

Agree even though I’m not a fan of Aishwarya and feel she is over-rated with annoying PR kudos to her for standing up to Salman.

Hrithik definitely dominated the Khans in term's of opening in 2000 to 2010. He had flops after KNPH but he won the opening day clash with SRK of Mission Kashmir. Infact, he n SRK dominated 2000-2010 alternately. Mission Kashmir n Fiza were hits. He gave 4 flops after that. Another blockbuster along with SRK in K3G. Then, he came back with Koi Mil Gaya. Lakshya. Krrish n Dhoom 2 were Top 2 films. Then, he gave Jodha Akbar. Point is Hrithik was definitely above Salman back then. Salman n Aamir dominated from 2010 to now.

Most of his films till even Bang Bang were equal or created record openings.

I don't know about opening day but according to boxofficeindia Mission kashmir - average Mohabbatein - Blockbuster though I don't like this movie, Fiza - Semi Hit. Till Krish and Dhoom 2 Hritik had many flops and was not in a position to replace Khan in Aish's career. Semi hit or average movie here and there is not what you can call domination. His best time started from Dhoom 2 which was also Aish's best time, she became very famous abroad, she was called the most beautiful woman in the world by hollywood stars and many magazines so that was the time that she could afford do not have Khans movie to survive

Can you tell about what happened between vivik and Aish story n why they broke up...

She left him for Abhishek coz she taught he was gonna be succesful lmfao!

How cute they are. Wish they had married. Sad to say but Aish and Abhi show no chemistry whatsoever

Salman's co stars, almost all of them had good chemistry and worked in block Buster movies,n had good career which is important

Don't know exactly what happend,it's like,she said he said...

Who cares,Why bring over twenty years old story? people have moved on... she's married with kid and busy in her life, he is busy with his work....

Salman's apology to her is the only reason the bachcans are cordial towards Sallu and after his ego took a fall from flops and cases

Those interesting gossips, stories that I read.also just curious did Ab apologized to Rekha ma'am?

Not a single person from the industry stood by her. SRK, "the champion of women's rights" threw her out of chalte chalte and had her replaced in couple of others. Her supposed best friend grabbed at the first chance of replacing her in the film without having the courtesy of informing her. She literally weathered a storm and survived.

The persons mentioned here might have different versions and views on this,post their views too

Woman of true grit and substance

They look good together.one of the best pair of Bollywood!

Respect her as a strong woman

The industry knew about the abusive behavior but nobody said a word to Salman . It happened during CC with SRK & DAPK when AB Jr stood up for her & protected her . His obsession made him totally lose it . My guess about his infidelity is Dia Mirza , Aishwariya would not allow Vivek to interact with her during KHGN .

What is KHGN and in what way did she stopped him from interacting with her? Lol, am here for the tea!

The chapter of junior Bachan seems like Aishwarya’s biggest nightmare now! She is sticking around with him just because of her ego n so called image

I think Aish and Salman were such a beautiful pair. Wish they had married. They look good together .

This comment is so ridiculous, whether they looked good together or not, he literally admitted he was abusive to her, she went through a whole bunch of trauma from his substance use, he was emotionally abusive as well. I was never a huge Ash fan but mad respect to her for picking herself up out of this situation as well as she did.

I really don't know why people make such comments. Is looking good together in pictures and movies the only criteria to stay in a relationship? What about love, loyalty, respect, caring, commitment? I see such comments by RKDP shippers as well, who want DP to stay with the serial cheater and commitment phobic Ranbir just because they look good. Now there are people who want Ash to stick with a man who physically, verbally and emotionaly ebused her and cheated on her. That is just sick! Must be haters of both these actresses who wish such things on them!

Life is not about looking good together . It's about respect , love & peace of mind which clearly did not happen here.

usually you are so calm and your comments are carefully drafted, but today something is different.

That's because the original comment is so silly. It's not possible isn't it - to build a relationship on physical appearance alone ? Looks fade when time reveals itself . When one person in the relationship is abused , we can't & should not ignore it . Everything Aishwariya has mentioned here is that of classic physical abuse .

Aishwarya is a liar she is manipulative there is no denying that salman was a mess back then but hitting a women story is not true none of his exes have said anything bad about him he still mingles with almost all of them good for Aishwarya stuck in a loveless marriage poor abhi looks unhappy and miserable all the time Amitabh and Abhishek have always met salman never avoided him that proves that she is a lier who fabricates stories for her gain

His exes need his favours that's why they stock to him.

Nothing wrong with being single....most married couples I know are bored with their monotonous life. Feel they have no more options/chances left to try new things in their life. They are not all unhappy. But there is a very small percentage that is truly happy with where they are. It's sad but true.

Good she broke up with him. She was 25-26 when they started dating. I am sure that SK can turn on the charm when he wants to. It wouldn't have been hard to woo a 25 yr old Aishwariya. At the end of the day, Aishwariya had grown up watching this guy and probably could not believe it that a then good-looking Salman who was one of the 3 khans and impossibly sweet and 'humane' liked her. He sounds very weird as if hitting yourself is the noble thing to do. Sheesh.

Ash is first rate Liar. Even her father-in-law has said salman is the coolest person he knew. POST PV.

Imagine all the women that wouldn't have gotten chances if salman was married?!

We would have no Sneha, Katrina, Zarine, Daisy... we're so lucky -_-

if everything that she said about salman was true, then why did abishek hug salman when he met him. which man will hug the abusive ex-lover of his wife? i know my husband would punch any ex of mine if the face if i told him the ex abused me. the fact that abishek was so warm and affectionate towards sallu shows that even he knows what his wife said was lies.

He hit her while under the influence. Even in movies from that time period you can clearly tell that he is drunk. He may be a completely decent person when sober and Abhi realises that unlike your intelligent self!

Good for Aish. Better off without him, nothing has changed! She probably looks at him and thanks heaven that's why she clutches onto Aaradhya like THANK GODDDDDD I LEFT THAT MAN

This topic will never die...

they would have made the most beautiful babies! for what it’s worth miss seeing them

Ok Aishwarya Rai...Bachchan, we trust you

Aish is an amazing woman with innumerable gifts and talent. Her dignity and grace with this horrible situation hardly gets the respect it deserves

I didn't know Aish was fearless back then ... Hats off AISH !

What a stunning pair in this pic. She was just gorgeous in hddcs

SO???? get over it like SRK got Over PC. just a chapter.

LOL, nobody is over anything. That's why none of these couples will ever work together, SRK-PC, Abhishek-Karisma, Aish-Salman, nobody is over anything. Getting over it is like say Deepika and Ranbir, he cheated on her, but she still is willing to work with him and respects him as an actor.

Ranbir and Deepika had a FLING. It's a lot easier to get over something like that, then say, a long-term and committed, yet physically and emotionally abusive relationship.

Why bring this up again? Let it rest in the past...


I wish he had married somy...too bad some one else got in the way

Salman is a mess and has been since he parted with Somy Ali.

Hey he was the cheater, the star kid who thought he could get away with it all. For all the love he pours on his girlfriends, to an almost obsessive point, he's still single at 50. He still has feelings for any and all of them too, he'll give any part to Katrina, he would die to talk to Aish, and I think he gives hundreds of thousands of dollars to Somy's charity every year, he still has feelings for her.

He is just trying to keep everyone pleased. He also took his father's approach to things. I think I remember reading a Salim Khan interview saying that he kept tabs with all of his exes and was willing to help them if needed, in a platonic manner. If he really has feelings for them, why won't he marry them? All of his exes, from Sangeetha to Somy to Katrina are single now. As for Aishwarya, idk, she is probably the only one one whom he still have unresolved feelings for, considering the circumstances in which she unceremoniously dumped him to the way he reacted afterwards.

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