After the Chalte Chalte fiasco in 2002 and the aftermath, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai's 2-year-long affair was breathing its last. Salman Khan had other issues to address as well in the following year apart from the fact that Aishwarya Rai has dumped him.
In 2003, while Salman was battling the fallout of the hit-and-run incident, the press was abuzz with sightings of Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai together at various events. Even though Aishwarya never admitted to a relationship with him, it was public knowledge that they were dating. Vivek on the other hand was desperate to make the relationship public, which he eventually did but after Aishwarya dumped him as well. Vivek would smile sheepishly when asked about Ash, hinting at a relationship between them. It was clear that he was completely smitten by Aishwarya and the fact that he is dating Salman’s ex girlfriend.
Here is a how Vivek Oberoi managed to ruin his flourishing career because of Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan.