Aishwarya Rai is the epitome of beauty and grace. She rose to fame after winning the Miss World title in 1994 and she has been one of the most desirable women on the planet since then. Her victory at Miss World paved her way to Bollywood and she made her debut in the 1997 movie ‘Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya’ opposite Bobby Deol.
It was her poignant portrayals as Nandini in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and Paro in ‘Devdas,’ both under the direction of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, that truly brought her to the forefront of the industry. While Aishwarya continued to mesmerize us with her on-screen presence, she equally stayed in the headlines for her love life. Aishwarya was in some controversial love affairs before she found companionship in actor Abhishek Bachchan. Let’s take a look at Aishwarya Rai’s romantic life!
Aishwarya Rai’s Love Affairs:
1. Aishwarya Rai and Rajeev Mulchandani
Before becoming an actress, Aishwarya worked as a model with different designers and companies. During those days, she got acquainted with model Rajeev Mulchandani. After dating for a brief period, Rajeev allegedly dumped Aishwarya for Manisha Koirala. It was also reported that Aishwarya Rai got into a fight with Manisha over the same. However, later in an interview, Aishwarya denied having any love affair with Rajeev in the past.
2. Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan
Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan had one of the most controversial relationships in Bollywood. Love sparked on the set of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam,’ but after two intense years, the relationship turned sour. Reports cited Salman’s possessiveness and temper as contributing factors to their breakup. It was reported that Salman physically abused Aishwarya. He even created ruckus on the sets of Shah Rukh Khan’s film ‘Chalte Chalte’ in which Aishwarya was shooting as the female lead. Due to Salman’s behaviour, Aishwarya had to quit the film. After multiple incidents of Salman showcasing his temper, Aishwarya called off their toxic relationship.
3. Aishwarya Rai and Vivek Oberoi
Aishwarya’s encounter with Vivek Oberoi on the set of ‘Kyun Ho Gaya Na’ kindled a romance. It became public when Vivek spoke candidly about it on ‘Koffee With Karan Season 1.’ Vivek started receiving threats from Salman Khan for dating Aishwarya Rai. He then held a press conference and exposed Salman. As a result, Vivek was dropped from multiple projects and people stopped working with him. Soon after, he and Aishwarya parted ways. Vivek later said that he regretted holding that press conference for someone (Aishwarya) who never appreciated him.
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s Marriage
Aishwarya’s turbulent romantic journey led her to Abhishek Bachchan, her co-star from ‘Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke’ and later ‘Kuch Naa Kaho’ and ‘Dhoom 2.’ Their love story bloomed during the filming of Mani Ratnam’s ‘Guru,’ leading to a heartfelt proposal by Abhishek in Toronto after the premiere of the movie.
Their enduring love resulted in a grand union on April 20th, 2007, and they now share the joy of parenthood with their daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan.