It’s not uncommon in Bollywood for the stars to meet on set and fall in love. Usually, it’s the leading actor making the leading actress swoon. But actors and actresses aren’t the only ones who wind up together. Sometimes, it’s the director who gets the girl.
Below are 15 directors who were said to have affairs with actresses:
1- Ram Gopal Varma- Urmila Matondkar, Nisha Kothari, Antara Mali, and Telegu actress Madhu Shalini
Ram Gopal Varma was rumored to be involved in affairs with Urmila Matondkar, Nisha Kothari, Antara Mali, and Telegu actress Madhu Shalini.
It seemed like Urmila cast a spell on RGV that the director took her in almost every movie he made. They worked together in many films.
2- Vikram Bhatt- Sushmita Sen, Ameesha Patel
Sushmita Sen made her debut into Bollywood with Dastak in which Vikram Bhatt worked as the writer. This relationship was one of the most talked-about topics at that time. The director also admitted that the affair with Sushmita was the main cause of his broken marriage with his wife, Aditi.
After Sushmita Sen, Vikram Bhatt moved on with Ameesha Patel. But soon, they also parted ways.
3- Rohit Shetty- Prachi Desai
The famous director’s name was allegedly linked to actress Prachi Desai. Their relationship started with the making of Bol Bachchan. They were spotted together going shopping and even said to live together.
4- Anurag Kashyap- Kalki Koechlin, Huma Qureshi
Anurag’s name was associated with Kalki Koechlin. They even got married in 2011 but it didn’t last long and they split up 4 years later when Anurag got close to Huma Qureshi.
5- Farhan Akhtar- Shibani Dandekar
While speculations were doing rounds on the relationship between Farhan Akhtar and actress Shibani Dandekar, the actor-singer added fuel to the fire by sending wishes to Shibani on her birthday. In 2016, the two have openly confessed their love for each other and regularly post pictures on social media.
6- Dev Anand- Zeenat Aman
The media started noticing their romance after the success of Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Dev Anand himself wrote about the relationship with Zeenat Aman in his autobiography, ‘Romancing With Life’.
7- Aditya Chopra- Rani Mukherjee
The news of Aditya and Rani’s affair was the headlines of the tabloids for years but neither the Chopra clan nor Rani ever commented on it. Years later, they got married in a private function in Italy.
8- Imtiaz Ali- Iman Ali
The rumors of Imtiaz Ali’s link-up with a Pakistani model, Iman Ali, started doing rounds in the media as they were often spotted together.
9- Sajid Khan- Jacqueline Fernandez
The couple was in a relationship for 3 years before splitting up in 2013. The two have never talked in public about their relationship.
10- Subhash Ghai- Mahima Chaudhry
They started with a mentor-muse relationship in which Subhash Ghai was the one who launched Mahima into Bollywood. However, they soon parted ways as Mahima was accused of violating the contract with Ghai’s company.
11- Sudhir Mishra- Chitrangda Singh
Sudhir Mishra met Chitrangda Singh on the set of Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and fell in love with the young actress. They continued working together on other projects. However, the relationship ended soon.
12- Guru Dutt- Waheeda Rehman
Actor-producer Guru Dutt and Waheeda Rehman’s romance is another mentor-muse relationship. He fell in love with Waheeda despite being married to Geeta Roy. The illicit affair ended Guru Dutt’s marriage with Geeta, and later he died due to excessive drinking.
13- Tigmanshu Dhulia- Mahie Gill
The couple was said to be in a romantic connection. Tigmanshu fell in love with the actress while shooting for Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster series.
14- Maneesh Sharma- Parineeti Chopra
Although this relationship has never been confirmed by either of them, this couple was believed to be dating. They were also spotted together several times at parties and restaurants.
15- Raj Kapoor- Nargis
Raj Kapoor’s fondness towards the actress is so apparent that everyone in the industry is aware of it. He also wrote about her in his autobiography.