“Some men can love forever, some for six years, some for six months, and others for six hours.”― Michael Bassey Johnson
Bollywood has been known for the love-stories it has woven over the ages and for the heartbreaks that it has been a witness of. We bring to you the most coveted and celebrated off-screen romances of Indian cinema.
RAJ KAPOOR & NARGIS
The iconic song “Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua Hai” is a mirror of their real-life love that the whole nation is aware of. Mr.Raj Kapoor worked with Nargis in as much as sixteen films and none fails to reflect the passion that they felt for each other but Mr.Kapoor refused to part with his wife which eventually forced Nargis to walk out of his life. . Later, she fell in love with Sunil Dutt on the sets of Mother India and married him soon after.
AMITABH BACHCHAN & REKHA
The affair between Mr.Bachchan and Rekha is something that no one has ever denied. Their tale of liaison is forever etched in B-town affair history. Married Amitabh and beauty queen, Rekha, met on the sets of Do Anjaane(1976). Sparks flew and a long torrid affair started which Rekha admitted to but Big B never failed to maintain a dignified silence over the entire issue.
MAHESH BHATT & PARVEEN BABI
Their affair has been immortalized by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt whose most critically acclaimed film, Arth, remains based on his torrid affair with the sensuous, Parveen Babi. Mahesh has never failed to give credit to Parveen for the success he has achieved today. When she died and was about to be buried, he was one of the very few people from the film fraternity present to bid her a final good-bye.
ANIL KAPOOR & MADHURI DIXIT
Love knew no bounds when Anil Kapoor and Madhuri found their soul-mates in each other and the breath-taking locations, beautiful movie plots along with the romantic songs further nurtured their newly found love. Theirs was a secret affair.
BONEY KAPOOR & SRIDEVI
Call this destiny or sheer bad luck on the part of Boney Kapoor’s first wife, late Mona Kapoor, who gave the then struggling actor, Sridevi, space in her own house only to realize that her husband was secretly having a passionate affair with Sridevi. This eventually led to Boney, who had fallen deeply madly truly in love with Sridevi, file for a divorce and marry the actress in a hush-hush affair.
SALMAN KHAN & AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
Had Salman not mistreated this worldwide known beauty, this couple would have been a total hit. But God had other plans for this beauty for this picture-perfect couple split up after a rollercoaster affair.
JOHN ABRAHAM & BIPASHA BASU
One of the hottest known couple of B-town, the news of their break-up was detested by all. They definitely set the screen on fire every time they shared the space.
SHAH RUKH KHAN & PRIYANKA CHOPRA
The news of a possible affair between the two came as a shock for the whole nation keeping in mind the high loyalty quotient the King of Bollywood had set up till now. His wife, Gauri, is even said to have warned Priyanka against making any such approaches towards her husband in the future.
RANBIR KAPOOR & DEEPIKA PADUKONE
They will always remain one of the sexiest, most charming and beautiful couple of Bollywood. Their romance brewed on the sets of Bachna Ae Haseeno(2008)and their relationship became official when Ranbir proposed to her during an award function. They dated for almost three years after which the news of an alleged affair between Ranbir and Katrina Kaif led to their break up.
KAMAL HAASAN & SARIKA
While still married to dancer Vani Ganapathy, Kamal had a torrid affair with Sarika. Kamal went on to divorce his wife for his new found love and eventually married Sarika after having their second child. However, the couple filed for divorce in 2002.