Breakups are never easy to get over when you’re a resident of B-Town and you cannot escape the close scrutiny and interest of the media, which is never a pretty affair to deal with.
Here are some Bollywood breakups that broke our hearts
1) Saif and Amrita
A torrid love affair brought Saif to marry Amrita, 12 yrs senior to him. It was a secret ceremony and he dropped the bomb on his parents later. It was a blissful marriage for them until Saif started drooling over ‘Rosa Catalano’, an Italian model. In an interview in 2005, he confessed he was in love with Rosa and she was the reason behind his split with Amrita. The happy marriage ended after 13 years.
2) Hrithik and Sussanne
Both were childhood friends and love happened after she returned to India after completing her studies. Hrithik fell in love with Sussanne when he saw her at a traffic signal. They tied the wedding knot on December 20, 2000, after four years of sweet relationship. But who knew the story would have a bitter end. They headed for divorce after 13 years of marriage. Hrithik said it was Sussanne’s decision to get separated. Some reports suggested it was she who became quite intimate with Arjun Rampal. Whereas if other reports are to be believed , it was Hrithik’s closeness to his co-star ‘Barbara Mori’ which was the beginning of the end of this marriage. But they never played a blame game and handled the divorce with maturity, sharing the custody of their children.
3) Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta
Aamir Khan’s separation from his childhood sweetheart and first wife, Reena Dutta, came as a shock to everyone. They cited ‘temperamental differences’ as the reason for their separation. Aamir and Reena, who were married on April 18, 1986, had been living separately since October 2001, right after rumours of the actor’s alleged affair with his Dil Chahta Hai co star Preity Zinta began pouring in. Though he is known to be a perfectionist, the same cannot be said about his personal life.
4) Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha
This couple was/is the most mysterious of all and never admitted to being a couple but the reports suggest otherwise. Their love story began on the sets of film ‘Do Anjaane(1976)’, 3 years after his marriage to Jaya Bachchan. Everything went smooth until Big B reportedly lost his temper on a co-actor who was misbehaving with Rekha and gossip mills started churning stories of their affair. Amitabh despite the superfluous love for Rekha, never admitted it in public. But Rekha boldly accepted it. She said in an interview that Bachchan wanted to protect his image, so he never accepted it. Even late Yash Chopra, in an interview with BBC admitted that Rekha and Amitabh were very much in a relationship before Silsila. We do feel bad for Rekha!!
5) Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia
In February 2005, Preity Zinta opened up about her relationship and made it public that she was dating Ness Wadia. In 2008, they took their relationship to another level and bought Kings XI Punjab team of IPL together. Everything looked picture perfect until there were news of Ness slapping Preity at a party. A few months after that they broke up but never spoke about it publicly and continued to be business partners, co-owning the IPL team. It took an ugly turn when in 2014, Preity Zinta filed a complaint against Ness Wadia accusing him of molestation, threats and abuse. She accused him of threatening her by saying that he could make her disappear as she was nobody and only an actress and he was a powerful person. Whereas Ness Wadia released a statement saying he was shocked at the complaint and that the allegations made against him were “totally false and baseless.” Nothing has been confirmed yet.
6) Ranbir and Deepika
It is a well known truth that both were head over heels in love with each other. It all started on the sets of ‘Bachna ae Haseeno’ and the duo admitted openly about it after 5 months of their relationship. Their every move started making headlines, from Deepika’s RK tattoo to their airport kiss. But it ended in a break up. Deepika later revealed on ‘Koffee with Karan’ that he cheated on her . She once said ‘ after the break-up I had to pick myself up. I cried a lot. But I have become a better person and I thank him for that.” Despite of all this, the duo is on good terms and continue to be good friends and have also featured together in 2 films post their break up.
7) Karishma Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan
It was apparently in 1997 during Shweta Bachchan’s wedding that Karishma Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan got serious about each other. On October 11, 2002, at Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday party, their engagement was announced. It seemed like the perfect match. Sadly, the engagement was even more short-lived than Abhishek’s successful filmy career and in February next year, there was an announcement of a break-up and it left everybody wondering about the reason.Apparently Jaya didn’t approve of Karisma for a reason known best to her and her family. There was another rumor that the relationship couldn’t bear the interfering nature of Karisma’s mother, Babita. Well all that is in the past now and Abhishek, if not Karishma is happily married.
8) Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor
With the release of Udta Punjab’s trailer, their past relationship is again in stories. These young Kap(u)oors were the talk of the town with their inseparable appearances and created a lot of buzz with their mms scandal. They were one of the stable couples and their relationship lasted for 3-4 years. But allegedly it was Kareena’s closeness with Saif during the filming of Tashan that led to their break-up. They are again back in a movie together but not as a couple.
9) Bipasha and John
This is the saddest one. John and Bipasha were 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. Whereas other Sources point fingers at Bipasha for allegedly having a fling with the co-star of her Hollywood film, Josh Hartnett. Whatever the reason was, both seem to be happy now, and that’s what is needed.