Fairy tales often speak of marriages as the beginning of a happily ever after, but IRL, the path to wedded bliss isn’t so linear. At times, life may take you down paths you didn’t plan, and people who pledged to be together forever, move apart. Such has been the case for some celebrity couples too.
Over the years, we have seen many Bollywood celebs fall in love with each other and get hitched. While some celebrity couples are still going strong and enjoying their marital bliss, other relationships went kaput after being together for years.
Here are some Bollywood love marriages which turned sour with time and ended in divorce:
1- Malaika Arora – Arbaaz Khan
Long-times sweethearts Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora called it quits in 2016, after being married for 18 years and their divorce came through in May 2017. It was a mutual decision and the custody of their son, Arhaan is with Malaika, and Arbaaz has the rights to visit him anytime. Despite separating legally, the two are very cordial and are often seen dining and vacationing together. While Arbaaz is dating Georgia Andriani, Malaika is in a relationship with Arjun Kapoor.
2- Farhan Akhtar – Adhuna Bhabani
Actor-director Farhan Akhtar, who is currently in a relationship with Shibani Dandekar, was once married to hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani. The couple enjoyed a married life of 17 years after tying the knot in 2000. However, they separated after a mutual agreement in 2017. The couple has two kids – Shakya Akhtar and Akira Akhtar.
3- Hrithik Roshan – Sussanne Khan
Childhood lovebirds Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan surprised the world when they announced their mutual divorce in 2013. The couple shared a married life of 14 years and has two sons: Hrehaan and Hridhaan. They were granted the divorce by the Bandra family court on November 1, 2014.
4- Anurag Kashyap – Kalki Koechlin
After meeting and knowing each other better on the sets of Dev.D, Kalki married film-maker, Anurag Kashyap, in April 2011. However, the couple announced their mutual separation in 2013 and got divorced in 2015.
5- Karan Singh Grover – Jennifer Winget
The most popular couple of TV Industry Karan and Jennifer fell in love when they met on the sets of Dill Mill Gayye, for the first time. The couple tied the knot in 2012. But after the marriage, Karan’s secret affair with Bipasha Basu had led all the ugly fights and misunderstanding between the duo and they eventually divorced in 2016.
6- Pooja Bhatt – Manish Makhija
Actor-director Pooja Bhatt got married to Manish Makhija in 2003. The bubbly actress went on to express the real reason behind her broken marriage on Twitter. She wrote, “To all those who care and especially those that do not my husband Munna, and I have decided to part ways after 11 glorious years of marriage. Our split as some might call it is amicable and we hold each other in the highest esteem for now and forever.”
7- Manisha Koirala – Samrat Dahal
The news about the couple getting married was a rather surprising one, as no one had the wind of their relationship. Couple’s wedding ceremonies lasted for three days starting from June 19, until June 21, 2010. Their marriage ended up with a divorce in 2012. In an interview, Manisha accepted that she was the one to be blamed for her brief marriage with Samrat. She acknowledged the fact that her definition of marriage was rather a dreamy one, which was one of the reasons that led to the split
8- Karisma Kapoor – Sanjay Kapur
Bollywood diva Karisma Kapoor had a lavishing marriage with businessman Sanjay Kapur back in 2003. The romance between the two was much talked about. However, after 13 years of marriage and having two kids – Sameira Kapoor and Kiaan Raj Kapoor, the couple called it quits in 2016.
9- Saif Ali Khan – Amrita Singh
Love transcended the barriers of age and religion when Amrita Singh converted to Islam to marry Saif Ali Khan who was 13 years younger than her, in 1991. Two beautiful children and 13 years of marriage later, the couple divorced, allegedly because of Saif’s closeness to model Rosa Catalano.
10- Chitrangada Singh – Jyoti Randhawa
Theirs was a beautiful love story. The couple tied the knot in 2001 and have a son, Zorawar. Chitrangda was already married to the golfer before making it big in Bollywood. Unfortunately, after 12 years of marriage, the couple called it quits and secretly got divorced in November 2014.
11- Aamir Khan – Reena Dutta
She was his next-door neighbor, first girlfriend, and later his wife. Reena Dutta and Aamir Khan defied religion and tied the knot in 1986 only to get divorced in 2002 after a marriage of 15 long years. The couple has two children, Ira and Junaid.
12- Sanjay Dutt – Rhea Pillai
After the death of his first wife Richa Sharma in 1996, actor Sanjay Dutt married model Rhea Pillai on February 14, 1999. Rhea stood by her husband even when he was arrested in connection with the 1992 Bombay Blasts and was a constant support to him. But their marriage didn’t last long and they officially separated in 2008. Allegedly, Sanjay Dutt’s roving eye and the rumored closeness between Rhea Pillai and Leander Peas broke up their marriage.
13- Kamal Haasan – Sarika
The couple shocked the world when they shacked up together and had kids out of wedlock in the 80s. But after the birth of their second daughter Akshara, the couple tied the knot in a very low key ceremony. Sadly, Kamal’s roving eye led to their split in 2004.
14- Kishore Kumar – Yogita Bali
Actor-singer Kishore Kumar fell in love a third time, after failed marriages with Ruma Guha Thakurta and Madhubala. He married Yogita Bali in 1976 but their marriage lasted all of two years. It is said that Yogita fell for Mithun Chakraborty and therefore ended the marriage. Later, Yogita married Mithun in 1979 and Kishore da married Leena Chandavarkar in 1980.