Ash, Salman; Amitabh, Rekha: Bollywood break-ups
Bollywood celebrities are no less than their Hollywood counterparts when it comes to relationships.
Breakups and patch ups are not new in Bollywood, from Guru Dutt to Ranbir Kapoor and from Wahida Rehman to Kareena.
It is general perception that Bollywood is not good at maintaining long term relationships. Here are some Bollywood break-ups that broke our hearts too:
Salman Khan & Aishwarya Rai
This can be easily termed as Bollywood’s worst break-up of all time. Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan got close while filming ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and their chemistry was for all to see. But Salman’s hot temper led them calling it splits and very publicly. There were reports of him hitting her, assaulting people and barging on film sets which got too much for the lady to handle. Salman then moved on to Katrina Kaif but is single again. Ash also moved on and got in a relationship with Vivek Oberoi and practically ended up ruining his life and career. Ash is now married to Abhishek Bachchan and mother to baby Aaradhya.
Amitabh Bachchan & Rekha
Their relationship is the most mysterious of all relationships in Bollywood. They never admitted to being a couple but it was alleged that ‘Silsila’ was inspired by the real life love triangle between Amitabh, Jaya & Rekha.
Ranbir Kapoor & Deepika Padukone
This couple made to the headlines even before they acknowledged their relationship. Deepika went ahead and got an RK tattoo made on her neck. But Ranbir was not to be tied down. Deepika revealed on a chat show ‘Koffee with Karan’ that he cheated on her. Reports were rife that Ranbir had fallen for Katrina Kaif when the two were working together while he was still in relationship with Deepika.
Abhishek Bacchhan & Karisma Kapoor
Abhishek & Karisma both come from big Bollywood families and resultantly their engagement made headlines. They officially got engaged in a grand affair on the occasion of Amitabh’s 60th birthday. Sadly, the engagement was short-lived. After announcing their split, they left everybody wondering about the reason for the same. Abhishek is now married to Aishwarya and recently became a father while Karisma is also mother of two kids.
Shahid Kapur & Kareena Kapoor
Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor’s love story was one of the most popular relationships, when it was going on and even when it wasn’t. These young actors were one of the stable couples and had been going out for 3-4 years. Their sudden break-up came as a shock to everybody. Apparently Kareena fell for Saif Ali Khan during the filming of ‘Tashaan’. Kareena and Saif Ali Khan got married this month on October 16.
John Abraham & Bipasha Basu
John Abraham & Bipasha Basu had been going rock solid for almost 10 years when reports of their break-up surfaced. Bipasha indirectly stated that John was cheating on her which led to their break-up. John is currently dating Priya Runchal, an investment banker, while Bipasha is still single.
Ness Wadia & Preity Zinta
Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta was quite a happy couple and struck the perfect pose for the shutterbugs wherever they went. Just when everybody thought they would tie the knot, they called it quits. Nobody quite knows the reason behind the split but the duo has handled it quite gracefully. They still are partners in the IPL team Kings XI Punjab and continue to attend IPL meetings together.
Saif Ali Khan & Amrita Singh
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh eloped and secretly got married. This odd relationship was talked about initially but not for long when people saw them happily married with 2 kids. But this happy couple head for splitsville after few years. Saif is now married to actress Kareena Kapoor.
Aamir Khan & Reena Dutta
Aamir Khan married childhood sweetheart Reena Dutta even before he came to movies. He revealed his marital status only after the release of his first movie ‘Quamat Se Quamat Tak’. They had 2 kids and, for 16 long years, Reena stuck with him through all his alleged link-ups with other women. Apparently, the cracks started appearing long before they actually split and Aamir’s closeness with Kiran Rao, then the asst. director of ‘Lagaan’, acted as the last straw. According to Reena, Aamir is a closet womaniser. Aamir is now happily married to Kiran and even has a son with her, Azaad.