When Aishwarya Rai was slammed by fans, Bachchans over her steamy kiss with Hrithik Roshan
It was said that Abhishek Bachchan had stopped speaking to Hrithik Roshan after he saw both of them (Hrithik and Aishwarya) passionately kissing on the silver screen
Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan's 2006 film Dhoom 2 was a hit film, and their passionate lip-lock scene grabbed the headlines and created many controversies.
Aishwarya and Hrithik were then considered as one of the hottest couples in Bollywood. But their kiss rocked not only Aishwarya and the Bachchan family but also her fans.
It was Aishwarya's first-ever lip-lock onscreen, and she was unable to understand why it is so questionable and most talked about because it was not the first kiss to be seen on the big screen.
According to IB Times, the Bachchan family was never in agreement with Aishwarya to nod to the scene before her marriage with Abhishek Bachchan. Not just that, it was believed that Abhishek had even stopped speaking to Hrithik after he saw them passionately kissing on the silver screen.
According to the report, the Bachchan family wanted to clear Aishwarya's image before marrying Abhishek in 2007. The Bachchans had reportedly requested Yash Raj Films to chop off the scene in which their soon-to-be daughter-in-law was seen doing a lip-lock with Hrithik.
Later, in 2012, in an interview to Daily Mail, Aishwarya was asked about the reactions on her first-ever onscreen kiss and what she had to go through, she said, "I did it once prominently in the movie Dhoom and it was so topical, and you'll be surprised, I mean I actually got a couple of notices, legal notices, from some people in the country turning around and saying 'You are iconic, you're an example to our girls, you have led your life in such an exemplary manner, they're not comfortable with you doing this on screen so why did you?’"
"And I was like wow, I'm just an actor, doing my job, and here I am being asked to offer an explanation for a couple of seconds in a two, three hour piece of cinema," she added.
Before Dhoom 2, Aishwarya had rejected a couple of Hollywood offers just because she was not comfortable with the physical scenes and the kissing.
To that she said, "…and I was quite sure even my audience was not very comfortable with me doing it onscreen... but I still said okay, if I have to go down this path let me first do it in our cinema, in an Indian piece of cinema, and let me see if all my doubts are true, and they were."