Bollywood is often coined as the Entertainment Industry of India. And it makes sure that no stone is left unturned to keep its ardent followers fully entertained. If not for its movies, Bollywood has always been the talk of the town for its scoops and controversies. One revelation of our Bollywood celebrities that has always managed to keep the audience engaged and drooling for more are its Love Affairs. From the households of Bachchan and SRK to the colorful lanes of Casanovas like Ranbir and Akshay, nobody has been spared from the clutches of the ‘OTHER WOMAN’.
Real Life Love Triangles of Bollywood
1.) Raj Kapoor – Nargis – Krishna Kapoor
Raj Kapoor was already married to relative Krishna Kapoor when he met Nargis. Kapoor’s marital status did not stop the actress from being drawn towards him. They acted together in about 16 films, each depicting the real life passion. However, Kapoor’s decision of not separating from his wife left the actress heart-broken. She later found solace in the arms of a younger Sunil Dutt whom she fell for after he saved her life on the sets of Mother India.
2.) Guru Dutt – Waheeda Rahman – Geeta Roy
Things were fine between the Ace director, actor and producer Guru Dutt and singer Geeta Roy till Waheed Rehman became a muse of Guru Dutt. Some blame it on the growing proximity between Waheeda and Guru Dutt while some blame Geeta Roy’s suspicious nature to be a reason that made both Guru and Geeta heavy drinkers and succumbed them to early deaths.
3.)Dharmendra – Hema Malini – Prakash Kaur
While Dharmendra was voted one the most handsome men in the world and was called He-Man Hema Malini was the Dream Girl. Cupid struck the two when they met on the sets of Tum Haseen Main Jawan (1970). Hema Malini chose an already married Garam Dharam(father of four from his first marriage) over established actors Sanjeev Kumar and Jeetendra. Such was the bond that Dharmendra even converted into Islam to marry Hema when his wife Prakash Kaur refused to give him divorce.
4.) Sanjay Khan – Zeenat Aman – Zarine Khan
The original sex symbol Zeenat Aman charmed a lot of her contemporary actors and the handsome Sanjay Khan was no exception. The couple got married and lived together. Rumors suggest that when Sanjay’s wife Zarine Khan found out about the two, both she and Sanjay beat up Zeenat to an extent that her eyes were damaged permanently. Zeenat later married actor Mazhar Khan.
5.) Amitabh Bachchan – Jaya Bachchan – Rekha
Calling it the King of All Love Triangles will not be an understatement. The Angry Young Man was already married to our cute Mili in 1973. But that did not stop love to blossom between the Superstar of the Millennium and the Evergreen Rekha. Though no one ever agreed anything about this controversy but the fact that Rekha is still unwed and applies Sindoor in almost all her public appearances speaks more than what is called for. Such is the highness of this tale that even today a lot of tongues waggle if Amitabh greets Rekha at a public event or if Jaya and Rekha bow to each other at an award ceremony.
6.) Shatrughan Sinha – Reena Roy – Poonam Sinha
Shotgun Sinha was already married to Miss India Poonam Sinha when Reena Roy entered his life. They were a successful on screen life couple and soon developed a close bond off-screen. Reena wanted to marry Sinha but his refusal left her with no option but to move on.
7.) Kamal Hassan – Sarika – Vani Ganpati
Successful actor and filmmaker Kamal Hassan left his classical dancer wife Vani Ganpati for her inability to give him a child for Sarika. Sarika was at the peak of her career when she became an unwed mother and later married Hassan. However she got the same in return when Hassan left her to get married to an even younger actress. Sarika lost a lot in this deceit, her daughters, her mental state. She became suicidal and it took her a while to come out of depression.
8.) Boney Kapoor – Sridevi – Mona Kapoor
Affairs like these leave all-star wives suspicious. Boney Kapoor father of two was a family man married to Mona Kapoor. Sridevi found refuge at Kapoor’s house on Mona’s consent. The brewing love between Sri and Boney was hidden from Mona when one day it was uncovered that Sridevi is pregnant. This meant separation of Mona and Boney and a happy family life for Sridevi and Boney Kapoor.
9.) Mithun Chakraborty – Yogita Bali – Sridevi
Mentioning Sridevi and not talking about this tale will be a complete shame. Sridevi also had a love affair with Mithun Chakraborty and the couple secretly got married. But it was the adamant decision of Chakraborty’s wife Yogita Bali of not leaving him that compelled him to go back to her. In order to prove to Mithun that her relationship with Boney Kapoor was casual Sridevi even tied Rakhi on his wrists. She later got married to Kapoor is a different ballgame altogether.
10.) Raj Babbar – Smita Patil – Nadira Babbar
Home Breaker was the label that Smita Patil got when she married an already married Raj Babbar. However, Babbar’s first wife Nadira Babbar forgave him. Smita died at a young age of 31 due to post delivery complications.
11.) Salman Khan – Aishwarya Rai – Abhishek Bachchan
Dabangg Khan and The Most Beautiful Woman on Earth Aishwarya Rai were the best looking couple of B-Town and created a lot of stir on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Things turned sour when Salman was accused of physical violence towards Aish. It was AB Baby who swooped in and stole Aishwarya Rai away and made her Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The couple has a daughter and the grapevine suggests that all is fine between the Trio.
12.) Shahid Kapoor – Kareena Kapoor – Saif Ali Khan
Shahid and Kareena were an eye candy to everyone. Such was the influence of Sasha that Bebo even turned vegetarian for him. But it seems that the royalty of Chote Nawab took the younger Kapoor sister off her heels and she ditched Shahid. The now married couple Saif and Kareena are India’s answer to Brangelina (Saifeena)
13.) Aditya Pancholi – Kangana Ranaut – Zarina Wahab
Aditya Pancholi married Zarina Wahab who was 6 years his senior. His infidelity and temper has always been a reason for the turbulence in their marriage. But the gossip mongers were shocked when they heard a much younger Kangana Ranaut (20 years younger) dating Pancholi. They became regulars at public events. Things however ended fortunately for Kangana when Aditya allegedly beat her up.
14.) Akshay Kumar – Shilpa Shetty – Twinkle Khanna
The Khiladi Kumar dated some of the renowned B-Town beauties of the 90’s. His affair with the leggy image Akshay Kumar was allegedly cheating Shetty with his now wife Twinkle Khanna. Shilpa decided to part ways and went ahead and got married to industrialist Raj Kundra. However fate seems to have a different mind for Shilpa as both her husband and ex-beau have their birthdays on same date. (Sept 9).
15.) Ranbir Kapoor – Deepika Padukone – Katrina Kaif
Bollywood Casanova Ranbir Kapoor has been linked with almost every co-actress he has ever worked with. But only Deepika Padukone got his public admittance. Deepika even got his initials tattooed on the nape of her neck. However, Ranbir’s betrayal did not go well with the dimpled-beauty. Apparently he was cheating on her with Salman Khan’s then girlfriend Katrina Kaif. Deepika even went on record and professed her anger and suffering. Later Ranbir also accepted his act of deceit. However, one time lovers now share a good rapport and have been working together to deliver hits like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.
16.) Shahrukh Khan – Priyanka Chopra – Gauri Khan
This was an angle which took everyone by surprise. Even King Khan who is known for his loyalty with his wife Gauri Khan couldn’t escape from getting entangled in so-called Love Triangles. This was the first time ever when SRK was linked to an actress. Things took a dirty turn when SRK’s close friend took a dig and spat at PC over internet. It was also rumored that the Star Wives club of Bollywood have boycotted Chopra from all the gatherings. The rumors however were put to an end when the diva turned up at Kjo’s Birthday Party.
Will these affairs and gossips ever die??? No, never in the B-Town.
There are several reasons behind the deceit, betrayal and the treachery. While some suggest that it’s their insecurity that compels them to walk away in a relationship ,there are some who think that it’s the clash of their egos which makes them find peace in someone else’s companionship. Whatever it may be we are not complaining.
After all it’s our own Bollywood and we love everything about it……