Without a doubt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is among the most well-liked and significant Bollywood actresses. The diva, who took first place in the Miss World 1994 competition, made her acting debut in Mani Ratnam’s 1997 movie Iruvar. The next year, she made her Bollywood debut with the movie Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya. The actress has appeared in various Bollywood and Tamil films throughout the course of a career spanning more than 25 years. Aishwarya is one of the biggest performers in India and has delivered impressive momentum to the industry, yet some of those performances didn’t get the credit they deserved. Ok, so let’s start from the beginning.
Aishwarya was one of the most successful heroines of the 2000s. But after that, something happened: she stopped getting movies. She made her Bollywood debut with Aur Pyaar Hogaya, which got a very good response at the box office as well. But she did not get much recognition from that film. And in the same year, she met Salman Khan, but that year he was not single; he was committed to actress Somi Ali. Somi and Salman were so serious about their relationship that there was a lot of talk about their marriage at that time. And then came the year 1999, when the Hum Dil Chuke Sanam film was about to be made, and Salman recommended Aishwarya’s name to Sanjay Leela Bhansali. And she got that role. However, as soon as the shooting of the film started, Salman and Aishwarya started coming closer to each other. As soon as Somi got to know that Salman was cheating on her, she broke up with him and left India. After Somi Ali left, both started getting closer to each other, and after some time, they started dating each other officially. When both were dating each other, Aishwarya was 25 and Salman was 33.
And when the Hum Dil Chuke Sanam film was released, people went crazy, and the pair got a lot of love from the audience.
Everything was going well. But as we all know, Salman was also known as Bad Boy in that era, and all because of his anger. And because of this, Aishwarya’s parents were not happy with their relationship, but she was madly in love with him. And eventually, she left her parents’ home. And then she took an apartment in Lokhadwala Gorkher and started living alone. Between 1999 and 2000, Salman’s and her relationship were very strong. And discussions of the marriage of Salman and Aishwarya were also going on a lot. However, Salman had a very strong relationship with drugs as well, and he was also possessive of her. Aishwarya had revealed many times that Salman used to doubt her. And he used to call her continuously and talk about her very bad behaviour after drinking. All these used to scare her too.
Somewhere in the middle of them, all the clutter started happening. Well, after that, Salman left India because Somi Ali’s father had some health issues, and he went to take care of her. Aishwarya was very angry about that because Somi was her boyfriend’s ex. And then she broke up with Salman. But somehow he convinced her. But since then, their relationship has become very toxic, and she was doing very well in her professional life. And then she decided to part ways with him. But this does not go well with Bhaijaan. Then, instead of handling the situation well, Salman went to Aishwarya’s Lokharwala apartment and created a ruckus. He started making noise at Aishwarya’s door, but the actress didn’t open the door as she had no idea what could happen later. However, the matter escalated so much that the neighbours complained against him, and the police came there. Salman’s anger had increased so much that he even smashed Aishwaya’s car.
When Aishwarya’s father learned about this, he came to protect his daughter. He also put a restraining order on Salman. Although Salman would end the matter by apologising to him, he insulted the father of the actress.
At that time, Salman Khan had said many times in interviews that Aishwarya used to get angry because “I had said very bad things to her parents.” I have said some things that I should not have said. And if someone talks about my parents, I don’t listen, and Aishwarya also did the same.
Then, after this, everyone felt that everything was fine now, but it did not happen. We all know the movie Chalte Chalte, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukherjee. But originally, Aishwarya was cast in the film, and the shooting of the film had also started. Then, once a song from the film was being shot and Shah Rukh and Aishwarya were working on it, Salman reached the set after drinking at night and started creating a ruckus. He warned Shah Rukh that he was in a relationship with his ex, and the quarrel lasted for about four hours. And then the shooting was stopped by the producer, and they cast Rani Mukherjee for the film.
Then the next morning, Salman Khan went to the set and apologised to SRK, the director of the film, and all three reconciled. But what about Aishwarya? This thing affected her career a lot, two big films went out of her hands: Main Hoo Na and Veer Zara. Due to all this behaviour of Salman Khan, the makers were scared to work with her; they used to think if they worked with her, they would have to mess with Salman directly.
And in the midst of all this, Aishwarya did not get any offers till 2000, and whatever she got was not very interesting for her. Then, after three to four years, everyone felt that everything was fine and that the quarrel between the couple had ended.
But no, there was one more entry left by Vivek Oberoi. Aishwarya and Vivek met on the sets of the 2004 film Kyun Ho Gaya Na and started dating after some time. And it has been told in many reports that when it was the 38th birthday of the actress, he had given her 38 gifts. Yes, that was such a romantic thing. But when Salman came to know about their love affairs, he got angry. We all know about Vivek Oberoi’s infamous interview, where he revealed that Salman had threatened and abused him over the phone. Then, after some time, Vivek and Aishwarya’s relationship also ended.
And then Salman also cooled down because another person entered his life, Katrina Kaif.
Imagine how tolerable it must have been for Aishwarya not to get any projects in her acting career at that time. Although everyone felt that everything was over, it was not so. Aishwarya got a song in 2005, Kajra Re, with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan from Bunty Aur Babli. The actress got a lot of love and appreciation for the song. After that, Aishwarya also did 2-3 films with Abhishek, and they both fell in love with each other, and they married in 2007. And at that time and even today, people have the mentality that actresses, after 30 years, marriage and giving birth to children, left their profession. But Aishwarya continued her work even after marriage. However, the actress did not get that many projects because other young actresses had made their debuts.
After marriage, she did not quit Bollywood, but she did not get what she expected from films like Guzaarish and Action Replayy. and at the beginning of 2011, she got pregnant, and she decided to enjoy motherhood.
Ok, leave it all, but think about how many more successful projects Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would have been a part of if all this drama was not there in her life.