One of the latest releases of Bollywood, ‘Humari Adhuri Kahaani’ starring National Award winner Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi and Rajkumar Rao, dwelled on the issue of extra marital affairs. Relationships outside of marriage are termed sinful and unforgivable yet there are many instances of such affairs from the Bollywood fraternity. Listed below are some of the most famous and controversial extra-marital affairs of Bollywood.
- Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha
Their’s a story unhidden from the world. Before becoming the legend he’s now, he was then just an ordinary struggling actor trying to make his mark in the industry. He met Rekha and the pair bonded well and went onto star in a few movies together. But the Senior Bachchan dumped her and instead chose to marry the then superstar Jaya Bhaduri (now Bachchan). It’s rumoured that Jaya Bachchan once caught them red handed and slapped her in front of people. Since then the Bachchans have maintained their distance from Rekha. Rekha is still said to be in love with him and is often seen wearing sindoor.
- Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra
Akshay Kumar has long been a ladies’ man. After dating Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty and leaving them for other women it was a surprise when he tied the knot with Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of late Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. But even after his marriage his womanising nature didn’t diminish and soon he was romancing his co-star Priyanka Chopra. The pair acted in a few films and spent months with each other shooting for those films. Their closeness angered Twinkle so much that she gave him the option to either pursue his affair with PC and divorce her or never work with PC again and save his marital life. Akshay opted for the latter and hasn’t worked with PC in a long time. Akshay also hasn’t been seen with another actress for the same reason – Katrina Kaif.
- Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra
He has been hailed as one of the best celebrity husband but things took an ugly turn when rumours of his affair with PC started doing rounds. Priyanka has been a self-proclaimed SRK fan and has worked with him in some really successful films. The rumours were so thick that his wife Gauri launched a boycott movement against PC which was joined by other celebrities like Arjun Rampal, Karan Johar and Hrithik Roshan and a lot of celebrity wives. SRK and PC kept their distance from each other and with time the rumours faded.
- Hrithik Roshan’s affairs
In his initial career he worked in many films with Kareena Kapoor though none of them was successful. During the films’ shootings, Hrithik spent more time with Bebo than with his wife Sussanne. Their chemistry caused trouble in the married couple’s paradise and Hrithik vowed to never work alongside Bebo to save his marriage. Bebo was rumoured to be head over heels in love with him.
Hrithik was also rumoured to have fallen for Barbara Mori while shooting for ‘Kites’. Their proximity created trouble in his marital life with Sussanne walking out of their home and living with her parents and then at a Mumbai hotel for months. The couple resolved their matter for the sake of their kids.
The hunky actor was also linked to Kangna Ranaut causing more trouble in his marital life. Sussanne and Hrithik separated in 2013 and their divorced was granted in 2014.
- Aditya Chopra and Rani Mukerji
When Rani walked into Aditya’s life he was already married. But Rani’s liveliness and Bongness took a spell on him and he left his wife Payal to marry her.
- Dharmendra and Hema Malini
Veteran actor Dharmendra was so smitten with the ‘Dreamgirl’ that he asked her to marry him. But Malini refused as he was already married and had four children. Finally the lovebirds converted to Islam and got married in a simple ceremony. The couple has two daughters Esha and Ahana who are now happily married. But his family is divided in two parts. Dharmendra’s first wife and kids are not in talking terms with his second family. Sunny and Bobby Deol didn’t even attend their step-sisters’ weddings citing professional commitments.
- Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover
During the shooting of movie ‘Alone’ Bipasha and Grover came closer and shared some very intimate scenes in the film. Their affair led to Karan and his TV actress wife Jennifer Winget separating and heading for divorce. Bipasha, who has dated several men in her life, is now seen holidaying with her new capture every now and then.