Aishwarya Rai's personal and professional life is very difficult to hide from media and public; her news always creates a stir in the entertainment field. Likewise, updates of Aishwarya and Salman Khan's past relationship always made headlines.

According to reports, it was said that Salman Khan's possessiveness, aggressiveness and led to their spilt. Now, another angle has come up. According to a report published on an entertainment website, Aishwarya wanted to separate Salman from his family, which was one of the factors leading to their incomplete love story.

According to that report, a source close to Salman Khan has said, "Though Salman has come across as the stalker in the relationship, Aishwarya's conscious influence over him, or any organic man for that matter if she kindly chooses, cannot be underestimated. It is said that she never liked the fact that Salman Khan was his family's breadwinner. He was also putting his money in projects starring his two brothers. Another story of a pretty woman asking her lover to leave his family. When she punished him occasionally for not complying, through silence and withdrawal, it was enough for Salman to go crazy."

Aishwarya Rai's side of story:
In 2001, they both parted ways and in an interview, the actress gave some shocking statements about how at times Salman used to get physical with her. She also talked about how Salman misbehaved with her parents due to his alcoholism, etc.  "I stood by him enduring his alcoholic misbehaviour in its worst phases and in turn I was at the receiving end of his abuse (verbal, physical and emotional), infidelity and indignity. That is why like any other self-respecting woman I ended my relationship with him," Aishwarya had said in an old interview.

In an interview with India Today, Aishwarya had confirmed that her then-boyfriend had physically abused her. She had said, "He would call me and talk rubbish. He also suspected that I was having affairs with my co-stars. There were times when Salman got physical with me, luckily without leaving any marks and I would go to work as if nothing happened." But when Salman was questioned on the same, he gave a different answer, "I have never beaten her. I get emotional and hurt myself. I have banged my head against the wall, but I cannot hurt anyone else. If you won't fight, that means there is no love between you, I will not fight with an outsider; when we fight, it is all because of our love."

 However, Salman Khan's brother Sohail Khan had said, "Now she (Aishwarya) weeps in public. When she was going around with Salman, she used to visit our home so often as part of the Khan family, did she ever acknowledge the relationship? She never did. That made Salman feel insecure. He wanted to know how much she wanted him. She would never let him be sure of that."

Both Salman and Aishwarya worked in one of the most iconic movies of Bollywood, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who showcased a beautiful love story.