Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan’s relationship made headlines when the couple had started dating on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. They were Bollywood’s ‘IT’ couple until they separated a few years down the line.
Much has been written about their private affair since then but the couple has always maintained a dignified silence. She was Miss World and he was the most desirable bachelor (still is) in Bollywood.
While he was a dapper guy, she was the woman of every man’s dream. After a not-so-steady debut in Bollywood, Aish’s career picked up. Yet the initial setback never affected her.
She was focused to make it big in the industry someday and well, here she is today – one of Bollywood’s most desired and talented actresses.
When the Jazbaa actress was invited by Simi Garewal on her popular television chat show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, way back in 1999, she was still quite young.
She had just taken her initial steps in the industry and critics were too harsh on her. Yet she was a strong force to reckon with. When host Simi Garewal asked her if she would be willing to marry an actor, she had no qualms about it.
According to her, even then, it was a profession that she was a part of and didn’t want to ignore the idea of marrying an actor.
The only qualities that she wanted her man to have was a good sense of humour and compatibility. Later, when Simi coaxed her to name an actor who’s the sexiest and most gorgeous of all, she took her own sweet time to answer.
She even asked if she could replace a word with charming. But alas, the host didn’t allow her to do so. After much insistence, she finally said, “Someone who’s obviously selected among the list of Indian men internationally recently – Salman!
If we are talking about his ‘physical’ appearance.”
Later she also mentioned about a guy called Inder, who had just entered the modelling world and was known to be extremely photogenic. But all that matters is Salman, of course.
Earlier we had also revealed how Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had rejected a Salman Khan-starrer. She was offered a role in the Sooraj Barjatya’s Hum Saath Saath Hai but she had to let it go since she had no dates for it.
“It was humanly impossible for me to do it. There are only so many days in a year and only so many hours that I can put in.
I know for a fact that some heroines actually cried when they weren’t approached for Sooraj Barjatya’s film. But Sooraj understood my dilemma. He praised me for my professionalism,” she had said.>