Salman Khan-Aishwarya Rai reportedly started dating officially in 1999 and ended things in 2001. As per reports, the Salman-Aishwarya love story began in 1997 during the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Reports also suggested that the duo were serious and marriage was on the cards.
Salman Khan's ex Somy Ali: In an exclusive interview with a popular film magazine Stardust, Aishwariya had reported that Salman had helped his ex-girlfriend Somy Ali for her father's surgery/treatment and went to the USA without informing her. After this incident, Ash made up her mind to cut all ties with him but, Sallu managed to convince her.
Salman Khan misbehaved with Aishwarya's parents: According to a Times of India's report, Salman had acknowledged that he used to misbehave with Aishwarya's parents saying, "They never stopped me from meeting with Aishwarya even though I mistreated them. Aishwarya did not like my behaviour towards them just as I would not appreciate anybody misbehaving with my father."
It was one-sided love: As per the reports on Rediff, Salman had confessed that Aishwarya was not returning his expression of love in kind, and that was what had caused him to grow violent.
Cheating rumours: In many interviews, Aishwarya had said that Salman used to suspect her for having an affair. She told TOI, "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."
Salman caused a scene: Some reports say that Salman created a scene in front of Aishwarya's Mumbai residence. He has admitted that these reports are true to an extent but media did add extra juice to it. According to the book Being Salman, Salman reached Ash's apartment on the night in November 2001 in a fit of rage and kept banging the door. Eyewitnesses in the same building say that Salman threatened to jump off the building if Ash didn't open the door. Salman banged her door till his hand started bleeding causing Aishwarya to relent and let him in.
Alcoholism: In an interview with The Indian Express, Aishwariya had revealed why she ended her relationship with him. She said, "I stood by him knowing his alcoholic misbehaviour in its worst phases and what I get his abuse (verbal, physical and emotional), infidelity and indignity. That is why like any other self-respecting woman I ended my relationship with him."
Salman's PDA in media: Just after Salman Khan caused a ruckus outside Aishwarya's house, he went out to media and declared his love for Aishwarya. In an interview with Times of India, he said, "The incident is true but the media overhyped it. I have a relationship with Aishwarya. If you do not fight in a relationship, it means you do not love each other. Why would I squabble with a person who is a stranger to me? Such things happen between us only because we love each other."
Salman damaged Aishwarya's car: It was reported during the shot of Aishwarya's movie Kuch Naa Kaho, which also featured Abhishek Bachchan, Salman had reportedly created a scene and vandalised her car.
Physical abuse: In an interview with TOI, Aishwarya had said, "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."
Post-break-up behaviour: According to Filmibeat, just after Aishwarya made her break-up public in Times of India interview, Salman rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser onto the pavement in Bandra. Salman had to go to jail for his crime. Later, in an interview with Mid-Day, he cleared many allegations saying, "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."