Let’s face it, most of us love to gossip, mainly when it’s a celebrity affair. The most up-to-date to come out of India’s shores is news of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and his wife of 15 years, Kiran Rao, calling it quits. But they are not the first couple to split, and they actually won’t function as last. Here’s a review of other starry break-ups.
Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia were a power couple in the fashion fraternity, even if their relationship was often fraught with rumors of infidelity. The couple still held on, lasting 20 years before finally walked from one another in 2018. At the time, they issued a record saying: “After having a 20-year-long beautiful journey filled up with love and beautiful memories, we wish to share that all journeys have different paths. We feel that it is time for all of us to maneuver on to different destinations henceforth.” Rampal has since shifted and welcomed a boy with model Gabriella Demetriades in July 2019.
They remain friends, even today; however, when sweethearts Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan chose to divorce in 2014, fans were stumped. There was talk of cheating; however, the couple kept mum the whole time, never revealing the explanation for their split. Years on, they remain close and co-parent their children.
Some would call it a rebound relationship with the slight possibility of success and Karisma Kapoor, and it seemed like a shot at a happy marriage. After a broken engagement with Abhishek Bachchan, Kapoor married Delhi-based businessman Sunjay Kapur in 2003– and things seemed alright for a while. However, first, there was talking about fights over where to reside, Delhi or Mumbai, and later, once they chose to split in 2015, the divorce took an ugly turn with a battle over custody and money, with Kapoor even alleging that Sunjay and his family had harassed her for dowry. Finally, the Supreme Court intervened, and the duo walked from each other in June 2016 using their divorce papers in hand.
Brilliant Bollywood minds Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin collided to have one of the shortest weddings in Bollywood history. Married in 2011, the couple decided to split up in 2013 and issued a joint statement. Kalki happens to be with Guy Hershberg and also shares a girl with him.
When celebrity couple Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani separated in 2016, many family and friends were reportedly taken aback. They’ve stayed civil together through the method and share custody of these two daughters. They’ve also both shifted; Akhtar is dating Shibani Dandekar, and Bhabani sees Nicolo Morea, actor Dino Morea’s brother.
The age gap between Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh – she’s 13 years more than him – brought with it enough speculation to rip through the most solid of foundations, and once they ended things, it was a bitter split; Khan finished up paying a colossal amount in alimony according to with reports. Meanwhile, others claim that he never provided Singh with monetary assistance to raise their two children, actress Sara Ali Khan, and Ibrahim Ali Khan. Who knows what the reality is; however, the families have now mended their fractured relationship.
Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora were a well-known power couple, but after having a 17-year marriage, they chose to call it quits. The duo is actually in happy relationships with other people; Arora is dating actor Arjun Kapoor while Khan is dating Giorgia Andriani.
The third time appears to be the charm for actor Sanjay Dutt who has gone through two divorces; the very first with Richa Sharma and the next with Rhea Pillai. Dutt is now with Manyata Dutt and a proud parent to twins. Dutt was even given a Golden Visa for the UAE last month.