Marriages are not made in heaven anymore. They are made on Earth and they are dissolved by us mortals as and when we outgrow them. This holds especially true for celebrities, who are in the public view all the time. Bollywood is no different; we hear of break-ups and link-ups all the time. They break our hearts and smash our rose tinted glasses. While most of them have moved on, we still ponder and wish that they would never parted in the first place. We take a look at ten such couples whose marriages and relationships had looked to last a lifetime, but never did.
7. Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta
They got married in 1986 and decided to part ways after sixteen years. It left most of us shocked that even the perfectionist had a kink in his armor. They have two kids together who live with Reena after the split.
However, in the present day, his wife Kiran and Reena are on very amicable terms and they all get along as one big happy family.
6. Hrithik Roshan and Susanne Khan
It was a fairy tale romance. The girl next door and the boy who fell head over heels in love with her. When they got married they gave a reason to so many of us to believe in eternal love and friendship. The rude shock after 17 years of togetherness was another thing coming.
Hrithik made an announcement last December that Susanne had decided to end their marriage of seventeen years. The real reason for the split is still under wraps. The couple has two small boys, whose custody will be granted to Susanne, once the divorce goes through.
5. Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin
They met during the making of Dev. D and the instant chemistry was undeniable. Despite being from different backgrounds they got married in 2011, much to everybody’s surprise.
But after just two years of marriage the couple announced a mutual separation a few months ago. Although Anurag has gone on record saying that he wants her back and it’s not over yet. They both don’t seem to be in any hurry to get back.
4. John Abraham and Bipasha Basu
They made the perfect couple with striking looks and super fit bodies. All seemed to be perfect and going well for many years. But it came as a rude shock to their fans when they announced their split.
The public had got so used to seeing them together that it was unbelievable at first. John has now got married and moved on. Bipasha is waiting for a Mr. Baweja to propose soon.
3. Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor
Bebo manages to stir heads wherever she goes, even today. So being hooked up with Shahid Kapoor was the kind of news that created ripples in the film industry. They went steady for five years, during which he converted the foodie Miss. Kapoor to a complete vegetarian, much to the shock of her family.
They were very public about their relationship. But in 2008, we got the breaking news that Shahid had been dumped for a Nawab. There were other reports that she had caught him cheating and so on. Now when you look back, it seems the break up worked well for both of them.
2. Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh
They got married when she was a household name and he a nobody in Bollywood. They seemed to be in love for many years and have two children too. But Saif being the Nawab, got fame and success and soon got bored of his wife of so many years.
The marriage broke and the children moved in with their mother. While Ms. Singh chose to stay single, Saif got married to Kareena Kapoor a few years back after a whirlwind romance.
1. Salman Khan and Aishwary Rai
He still is the bad boy of the industry and she was the ice princess. They fell madly in love during the shooting of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The fans loved it and it was like a love story made in the heavens. But things soon got very sour and embarrassing in public.
His possessiveness is supposed to be the main reason for the split. However some industry sources say that Ash’s dad was strictly against this alliance from day one. Everything said, they did look like the hottest couple in town.