Salman Khan to Vivek Oberoi: Men Aishwarya Rai dated before marrying Abhishek Bachchan
Everything comes at a cost. Fame comes the cost of loss of privacy. Aishwarya Rai has had to endure many rumours until she tied the knot with Abhishek Bachchan
Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai is credited with putting India on the world map. She was given privileges internationally when she won the crown. Years later, she is still on top of the game, from being a regular at Cannes to the ambassador of L'Oréal Paris.
But it has not been very easy for Aishwarya. Before she married Abhishek Bachchan, there were many rumours of her relationships that she had to endure.
It is alleged that Aishwarya Rai was dating Rajeev Mulchandani, when she was a model. The beauty queen had also done few photoshoots with Rajeev. Rajeev claims to have dated other Bollywood actresses too, and there was an allegation that Manisha Koirala and Aishwarya Rai fought over him, but this was forgotten long ago. Maybe it wasn’t worth it
The most talked about story of Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai began on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. They reportedly dated from 1999 to 2001. Aishwarya Rai's parents never approved of their relationship, but she still stood by her decision. Eventually Aishwarya Rai called off the relationship because of Salman's aggressive behaviour.
There were many rumours about Salman Khan cheating on Aishwarya back then. But Salman did not seem to handle the break-up well. He allegedly created a scene during the shooting of the movie Chalte Chalte and only because of this, Aishwarya Rai was replaced with Rani Mukerji for the flick.
Aishwarya was also said to be dating Vivek Oberoi when the two were shooting for the movie Kyun Ho Gaya Na. It is alleged that Vivek gifted Aishwarya 30 gifts on her 30th birthday. But the alleged relationship did not go really well. Vivek called for a press conference and he confessed that Salman had abused him over the phone many times. The rumour about them slowly died and it was almost forgotten until recently, when Vivek Oberoi was criticized for trolling Aishwarya Rai on Twitter.
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai are now happily married. Their love bloomed during the shooting of Guru and since then their romance has not ended. It is alleged that Abhishek proposed to Aishwarya at Toronto after the premiere of Guru.
The couple married on April 20, 2007. Abhishek along with their daughter Aaradhya Bachchan accompany Aishwarya to Cannes festival every year. They look very much in love and they had already set an example for Bollywood couples.