A lot has been written about the alleged relationship between Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan. And how it ended on an extremely bitter note. So much so, that even Vivek Oberoi, then rising star, got himself involved in it which turned out to be a career suicide for him. It is said that Salman Khan wreaking havoc on the sets was the reason that Shah Rukh dropped Aishwarya Rai from his film Chalte Chalte and replaced her with Rani Mukerji.
Since then, the two don’t see eye to eye but the mere mention of there name together still create a frenzy among fans. While Aishwarya Rai is now Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan is still unmarried and is sort of becoming an epitome of bachelorhood. Though it’s nearly impossible to see Salman and Aishwarya share screen space ever again, according to Jacqueline Fernandez, they are the perfect on-screen pairing.
In a recent chat with Filmfare, Jacqueline was asked about one actress Salman Khan pairs best with on the big screen, naming Aishwarya, Jacqueline said,
Aishwarya (Rai Bachchan) looked so good with him in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. It’s one of my favourite films of his. It’s the perfect onscreen pairing for me.
In the same interview, she revealed the first time she met Salman Khan and how he has helped her in her career without her knowing about it.
We share a good chemistry. We’re compatible. Salman has known me, not many people know this, from my early days in Bollywood. I was signed for Aladin (2009) when he probably saw me somewhere. He asked me to meet him for London Dreams. After that I’d see him on and off at parties. In the past, he has suggested my name to David Dhawan sir, Sajid Nadiadwala and now Ramesh Taurani for Race 3. And all this without my knowing.