Read about the most publicized and popular bollywood break-ups in history!
There is something about Mumbai and its effervescent lifestyle that attracts people from across the world. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, gateway to the dream city, welcomes thousands of people each year with glittering dreams in their eyes and it bids goodbye everyday to millions of broken hearts. People lovingly call Mumbai, the city of dreams. It truly has a big heart but more than often Mumbai fails to make some place for everyone who steps outside the mighty Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Nevertheless the glamorous Hindi film industry contributed a lot to the ever escalating popularity of the city. Bollywood is a whole different world in itself. Tinsel town has its own share of stories of dream, of love and of vengeance. Love affairs sprouting from tinsel town have ruled the page 3 of tabloid since forever now.
Dilip Kumar and Madhubala: In one of our last publications we mentioned how love blossomed between these two super stars of yester year and how their love story came to a tragic end. The romance between Madhubala and Dilip Kumar brewed on the sets of “Shaheed” and it ended dramatically in a court room. We last saw the pair work together in the Magnum Opus Mughal-e-Azam. Their saga of romance and the tragic break-up story continues to rule our hearts even today.
Amitabh and Rekha: There were instant sparks when grand man of Bollywood, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan’s eyes met with the eyes of diva herself, Rekha. When the love between the two blossomed, Amitabh was already a married man. His conjugal life with Jaya Bachchan was always known to be a very pleasant one. But even then, the actor found it difficult to combat feelings that he had developed for probably the most glamorous actress Indian silver screen ever had, Rekha. Pairing them as on-screen couples was the classic formula in 80s to get a hit film for sure. Their love came to an end after Mr. Bachchan suffered a major accident. He was a family man and he chose his family over their alleged hush-hush relationship. Although Mr. Bachchan never came open about his relationship with Rekha, but the later was always pretty vocal about her feelings. It is said, Yash Chopra’s iconic film Silsila starring Amitabh, Rekha and Jaya in pivotal roles was inspired from their true life.
Salman and Aishwarya: If there is one breakup story in Bollywood that created a lot of ripples and stirred unfathomable controversies in the recent times, then it is the alleged saga of Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s tragic romance. Their love blossomed on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and when their fans were elated to see both these stars together. Very few star couples in Bollywood could attract the attention like Salman and Aishwarya did. But alas, their love was not to last for eternity. It came to an end after a much hyped, outraged and publicized breakup.
John and Bipasha: The handsome hunk John Abraham and uber sensuous Bipasha Basu’s breakup was the least expected one. The couple parted their ways after almost 10 years of staying together very amicably. Reason behind their break up is not known yet although you may get to hear different versions time to time. It is alleged that John recently tied the knot with investment banker Priya Runchal.
Shahid and Kareena: When Shahid and Kareena were in relationship, they very much appeared like lobsters, inseparable from each other. They duo openly confessed their love for each other. They made public appearances and also acted in hit films together. The sudden announcement of their breakup came as a shock to their fans. Kareena is now married to Saif Ali Khan.