No, we aren’t talking about Bajirao Mastani here!What Salman and Aishwarya shared on-screen can easily be called as one of Bollywood’s most intense chemistry. The two began seeing each other when Salman was in a relationship with Somi Ali. His relationship with Aish went public when he was done shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Fans were so madly in love with the actors’ chemistry that they have, since then, always wanted to see them act together in a movie.
It is said that Salman recommended Aishwarya to many producers during that time and the Miss World was signed for the SLB magnum opus only at Salman’s insistence.And when the film hit the theatres, their chemistry was for all to see. It was sparkling, making HDDCS a major success. The film capitulated Sanjay Leela Bhansali to greater heights and the director wanted to recreate their magic in Bajirao Mastani next.
Salman-Aishwarya Relation Hit Rock
Salman Aishwarya’s relationship hit rock-bottom when Salman apparently grew over-possessive of Aish. Reports of the actor harassing the actress started to come out soon and quick. While we came to know one side of the story, it was evident that the media ensured Salman’s rage issues were exposed to the world.
An after-effect of the same was SLB’s Bajirao Mastani getting shelved, a number of times.While the director finally managed to make the film with Ranveer and Deepika in 2015, he always maintained that Salman and Aishwarya were his dream cast.
That’s Story Known Us
What most of us don’t know is that Bhansali had managed to bring both Salman and Aishwarya in another film of his a few years ago too. And that film was none other than Padmavati.Yes, if a report in Open magazine is to be believed, Salman and Aishwarya were the director’s first choice for Padmavati as well.
SLB had apparently approached both the stars a few years ago and almost succeeded in roping them too. Aishwarya had given her nod to the script and had agreed to play the female protagonist.
Open Magazine Is To Be Believed
Yes, if a report in Open magazine is to be believed, Salman and Aishwarya were the director’s first choice for Padmavati as well.
Aishwarya Wanted To Play The Role Of The Antagonist Alauddin Khilji
But the only catch was that she wanted to play the role of the antagonist Alauddin Khilji, who sets out to capture Rani Padmini in the story. In the SLB film, both the characters don’t share any scene together.
Salman Khan Wanted To Play The Romantic Lead In The Film
Salman, on the other hand, apparently wanted to play the romantic lead in the film, opposite Aishwarya. The actor refused SLB’s offer because he was keen on working with the actress only if it was a love story that would recreate their Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam chemistry that fans fell in love with.
The Bollywood Superstar Was Unwilling To Settle
The Bollywood superstar was unwilling to settle for a film where he wouldn’t share any screen space with her, denying us moments of gasping breaths for a film that starred both of them.