More than her work, Somy Ali is remembered for her relationship with Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan. Salman was Somy's first boyfriend when she came to India.
Once in an interview, Somy Ali Khan was asked about her break-up with Salman Khan. Her reply shocked everyone as she mentioned that it was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who came between her and Salman. Read her interview below.
I Had A Huge Crush On Salman Khan
Somy Ali had told a leading daily, "Salman was my first boyfriend. I had a huge crush on him as a teenager.''
The Crush Led Me To Leave Florida
''The crush led me to leave Florida and move to India and join films just so I could find him and get married to him.''
You Have A License Of Doing Idiotic Things At 15
''You have a license of doing idiotic things when you're 15. However, I do not have a single regret of pursuing my first love.''
Fortunate To Have Salman In My Life
''They say if you can count four friends on your fingers and trust them blindly, you're extremely fortunate. Salman happens to be one of them.''
Salman Khan Has A Heart Of Gold
''He has a heart of gold and I know for a fact that if I were ever in need he would be the first person that I would call."
About Her Break-Up With Salman Khan
In an interview to lassiwithlavina.com, she said, "No regrets at all. I learned a great deal from Salman and his family.''
Salman Khan Has Made Me Who I Am Today
''Teenage years are formative years for individuals, especially a young girl and spending my teenage years growing up in front of Salman has made me who I am today.''
Salman & His Family Taught Me A Lot
''Salman and his family taught me that it does not matter what religion one is, what culture one comes from, what makes a person a good person is their actions.''
He Was A Good Role Model
''He was a good role model to have growing up, outside of the boyfriend aspect of things."
Aishwarya Rai Came Between Me & Salman
And, who came between her and Salman Khan? She states categorically, "Aishwarya Rai."
Salman & Aishwarya Did What They Felt Right
''They both did what they felt and believed was the right thing to do at that point in time. I don't like to hold grudges. It will only affect my growth as a person."
Salman & Aishwarya's Love Saga
As per reports, the Salman-Aishwarya love story began in 1997. He was dating Somy Ali at that time. The two were serious and marriage was on the cards.
When Salman Khan Lost His Heart
But Salman Khan lost his heart once again, this time to Aishwarya Rai .
Salman & Aishwarya's Bonding
Salman Khan & Aishwarya Rai fell in love during the shotting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
When Salman Became Aggressive
It is said that one November night in 2001, Salman reached Aishwarya's apartment in a fit of fury. Industry insiders say he kept banging the door of her 17th floor apartment for hours.
Salman Also Threatened Aishwarya
Many reports also said that he even threatened to jump off the roof if Aishwarya Rai did not let him in.'
The Ugly Split
Soon, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan decided to end her relationship with Salman Khan. She even announced in the media that she is no longer with the superstar.
Now Aishwarya Rai is married to Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan is dating Iulia Vantur.