We all know the folks who are likely to be by Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan's side on her special day, but who are the people she won't be hearing from on her birthday? We hazard a few guesses...
Salman Khan: Even though Salman has been extremely gracious about Ash in public, even congratulating the couple when Aaradhya was born, we certainly don't think he'll be picking up the phone to say 'Happy birthday'. The two actors had a torrid affair that ended, following reports of Salman's abusive behaviour. He hasn't been a guest at any of the Bachchan family affairs (the most recent being Amitabh's 70th birthday party) as both sides are probably eager to avoid an awkward scene.
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Madhur Bhandarkar: Aishwarya was Madhur's first choice for 'Heroine' and the actress even appeared with him and producer Ronnie Screwvala at Cannes last year to promote the film. Things went terribly awry when Ash got pregnant, was forced to pull out of the project and Madhur went into a shell, allegedly blaming the actress for not having come clean with him the moment she found out. Needless to say, the Bachchans were more than a little miffed and even offered to return the signing amount. Kareena went on to replace Ash in 'Heroine' but the movie performed well below expectations and we suspect that Madhur is still harbouring a grudge against Ash for squashing his dreams of a Rs 100 crore grosser
Viveik Oberoi: Viveik Oberoi is another ex-flame that Ash is unlikely to hear from. Both actors are now happily married but after the infamous press conference that Oberoi held years ago, the two broke up and haven't really been in close touch since
Karisma Kapoor: It's not only Ash's exes who won't be calling, but Abhishek's too! Karisma Kapoor was engaged to Abhishek years ago but the marriage was called off because of differences that crept up between Karisma's mother Babita and Amitabh & Jaya. The Kapoors have been conspicuously left out of any kinds of celebrations (and vice versa) over the years and a reconciliation doesn't seem to be on the cards anytime soon
Katrina Kaif: Actresses can't be friends and this has been proved time and time again. The latest divas reported to be sharing cold vibes are Katrina and Aishwarya. The latter had dropped in to visit hubby Abhishek on the sets of 'Dhoom 3' and Katrina, who is acting in the film, only flashed a polite smile at her. This comes as a bit of a surprise since we though that ex girlfriends of the same man (Salman Khan) would have heaps to talk about!