Salman Khan-Aishwarya Rai
During a televised awards ceremony, Ash turned up with a black eye, giving rise to rumours hinting at Salman violence. Ash said: 'For some perverse reason, no one wants to believe that I fell down the stairs. First the media calls me the woman of the millennium, a woman of substance. Then how can the same media make me out to be such a doormat? I'm a self-respecting woman, I don't take nonsense from anyone. No one tries caveman tactics on me. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger can fall and get hurt, so why should I be any different? If I had been beaten, I would have reacted violently. If there has been no reaction from my side, it means there's no truth in those stories about me. My silence fanned the rumours. I don't react to mudslinging.'