‘Rumor couples’, ‘alleged relationships’, ‘alleged dating’, ‘just friends’, ‘good friends’ etc. are signs of a secret that everyone knows about, but no one believes! Here we are talking about the most popular Bollywood affairs of all time which were never, or never really acknowledged.
Bollywood and romance have always been hand in hand. However, rumors about link-ups and marital relationships have also been part of the town of Tinsel.
While some popular marriages have seen a rocky end due to alleged link-ups and cases, there are others that have withstood the storm and emerged with a stronger bond. However, these rumors are still in our minds.
Here are some most popular Bollywood affairs of all time
1. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha
Everyone knows about his love story which was always a mystery. Amitabh and Rekha’s love blossomed on the sets of Do Anjaane and both ended on-off-screen with Silsila. Although Amitabh married Jaya, it was rumored that she had secretly tied up with Rekha as she was at the wedding of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh with Sindoor and Mangalsutra. Amidst all the rumors, Jaya Bachchan made up her mind – she was not letting her husband go and thus the illness ended. Even today, seeing Big B being uncomfortable in Rekha’s presence, we come to know that something was going on between the two. This couple is on the top of the list of most popular Bollywood affairs of all time.
2. Dharmendra and Hema Malini
Dharmendra fell headlong in love with Hema Malini on the set of Tum Haseen Main Jawan. Even though he was married to Prakash Kaur and was the father of two children, that did not stop ‘Girl-Man of the Bollywood’ from wooing Dream Girl. After some time, Hema Malini finally says yes to his proposal and marries him. Both actors converted to Islam before marriage, as Dharmendra’s first wife refused to divorce him.
3. Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy
Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy were a hit duo, on-screen and off-screen. The two fell in love with each other after doing several films together. Reena wanted to marry Shatrughan, despite knowing that she was married to Poonam Sinha. Reena, who demanded a commitment from the actor, was disappointed when he refused to leave his wife.
4. Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi
Javed Akhtar was married to Honey Irani and had two children when he fell in love with Shabana Azmi. Javed finally divorces Honey Irani. Although Shabana’s parents were against her marriage, she went ahead and tied the knot.
5. Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman
This is one of the most popular Bollywood affairs of all time, Guru Dutt Waheeda Rehman and Everything was fine at the wedding of Guru Dutt and Geeta Roy until the actor met Waheeda Rehman and started his Hindi film career with CID. The growing closeness between the actor and her entertainer created some tension in their married life. As a result, Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt eventually parted ways.
6. Raj Kapoor and Nargis
Raj Kapoor was married to Krishna Kapoor when he fell in love with the beautiful Nargis. However, their romance soon turned into disturbance when the actor refused to leave his wife for Nargis. Nargis left him again after a heartbreak and later got married to Sunil Dutt.
7. Mithun Chakraborty And Sridevi
In the 1980s, it was rumored that Sridevi and Mithun had secretly got married. Mithun was already married to the actress Yogita Bali. However, when Sridevi realized that Mithun would never leave his wife and accepted her in public, she decided to move on.
8. Raj Babbar and Smita Patil
Raj Babbar and Nadeera met while studying at the National School of Drama and they got married soon after a short dating period. Raj Babbar and Smita met on the set of Satish Mishra’s film Bheegi Palken and the romance blossomed from that time on, He divorces Nadeera to marry Smita. When Smita died in 1986 due to childbirth-related complications, Raj went back to Nadeera.
9. Kamal Haasan and Sarika
Kamal Haasan was married to classical dancer Vani Ganapathy. After 10 years of marriage, he involves with Sarika and leaves Vani for her. Sarika and Kamal had two daughters, before tying the knot. After marrying for 16 years, their marriage also broke down due to a rumor between Kamal and a much younger actress, Simran.
10. Sanjay Khan and Zeenat Aman
Zareen quit her career as a model to live with Sanjay. They had three daughters together, and while she was pregnant with her son, rumors started circulating that Sanjay was having an affair with his Abdullah co-star Zeenat Aman. It is also believed that he had a secret marriage. However, things went bad for Zeenat and Sanjay, and apparently, they got divorced within a year.
11. Boney Kapoor and Sridevi
The father of two, Boney Kapoor, was happily married to Mona Kapoor before Sridevi took refuge in her house. During this, Boney Kapoor and Sridevi became close to each other, while Mona was unaware of their relationship. But, soon the whole world came to know about their hidden relationship when it was revealed that Sridevi was pregnant with Bonnie’s child. Shortly thereafter, Bonnie and Mona separated and divorced.
12. Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
By becoming friends, Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor became lovers, but their relationship soon began to be troublesome. The final setback came after rumors that Kareena and Saif Ali Khan were spending more and more time with each other on the sets of Tashan. Shortly thereafter, Kareena ends her relationship with Shahid and finds love in Saif’s arms.
13. Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty
The romance between Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty blossomed during the shooting of Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Shilpa had deep mad with the actor. However, the news that Akshay was twice in his relationship with his best friend Twinkle Khanna devastated him. The revelation led to a breakup after which Akshay married Twinkle.
14. Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai were a much-loved couple during the shooting of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, but things soon turned sour when Salman was accused of physically and mentally abusing his ladylove. Aishwarya Rai then consoled Vivek Oberoi. But, their relationship ended soon after it started.
15. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif
Katrina started dating Salman and soon her career took off. Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani is the set of Ranbir and Katrina’s romance. At that time, Ranbir was watching Deepika. Amid rumors of cheating, the two broke up with their partners and officially began dating each other.
16. Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor
It was a big deal when Abhishek and Karisma got engaged. Bollywood’s two most respected families were about to unite. But then things changed between the two in mysterious circumstances. He canceled his participation without any explanation and, Karisma later got married to a businessman Sanjay Kapoor. However, the two are no longer together.
17. Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori
Hrithik married his childhood sweetheart in 2000. This fairytale couple has been the victim of several link-up rumors from time to time. During the shooting of his film, Kites, Hrithik was rumored to be comfortable with his on-screen ladylove, Barbara Mori. However, at the time the pair kept on all such rumors. In 2014, Suzanne and Hrithik went for divorce, ending their 17-year long relationship.
18. Dino Morea and Bipasha Basu
Dino and Bipasha began dating in 1996 and separated in 2002 After working together with Amol Shatge’s directorial venture Gunah, Bipasha had a long-term relationship with Dino. Soon after their breakup, Bipasha started dating her Jism co-star, John. They were in a decade-long relationship before they called it. Dino and Bipasha are still friends today.
19. Aditya Pancholi and Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut was a struggler when she met and fell in love with 20-year-older Aditya Pancholi. Aditya married Zarina Wahab and had a father, but that did not stop him from falling in love with the young actress. However, when the news of physical abuse began to go round, things got a tad less. Lovebirds soon fared for good.
20. Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukherjee
Hats off to the pair for keeping their relationship on hold for so many years! Aditya married his college girlfriend Payal Khanna in 2001 and filed for divorce after 8 years. Many said that the Rani was the reason behind this. After a messed-up divorce, Rani was accepted by the Chopra family and the couple got married in a private relationship in Italy on 21 April 2014.
21. Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
Aamir Khan was married when he was 21 with his wife Reena Dutta! The couple was in a happy marriage for about 15 years until Lagaan was released. The couple was already going through a rough patch when Aamir met Kiran, who was the film’s assistant director. In 2002, the couple filed for divorce, and Aamir and Kiran have been together ever since. The couple now has a 9-year-old son, Azad Rao Khan. We hope this will go a long way.
22. Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora Khan
Now it’s a shock! Arjun, who was dating Salman’s sister Arpita, was rumored to be married to Malaika Arora Khan after her breakup. All hell broke loose in Khan hell and Arjun asks to stay away! We also hesitate to think about how Salman would have reacted!
23. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone met early in their careers, became friends, and fell in love with each other. However, the couple broke up two years later when Deepika found out that Bollywood casanova was cheating on her with Katrina Kaif. Ranbir even admitted that he had cheated on Deepika.
24. Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit
In 1991, before and after being a superhit, Sajan. Madhuri and Sanjay’s love affair was in the city and was the cover story of every magazine and talk of the town. There were many stories about his alleged affair that started on the sets of his films. He started working in 1988 and worked till 1997.