11 Bollywood Affairs and Love Stories That Didn’t Turn Into Marriage

11 Bollywood Affairs and Love Stories That Didn’t Turn Into Marriage

14 Jun 18 @ 2:32 PM | By Ravi

They say ‘marriages are made in heaven and performed on earth’ which is so true. Celeb love affairs and scandals in Bollywood have always made headlines since time eternal. Link ups and sensational relationships between star couples have enjoyed the most attention and hype from the media as well as people. But what most Bollywood love stories have shocked and surprised us are their breakups when one felt that it would end up in tying the nuptial knot. Let’s take a look at these 11 Bollywood affairs and love stories that didn't turn into Marriage, in other words, real-life romantic tales which failed to culminate into marriage despite being in love for a long period of time.

  1. Ranbir Kapoor – Deepika Padukone / Katrina Kaif

    Ranbir Kapoor had all that it takes to be a female charmer. He initially fell for the gorgeous Deepika Padukone while shooting for Bachna Ae Haseeno which led to the couple signing on a few more films. But due to family opposition, the Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone affair came to a close. That was the time when Katrina Kaif, who was fresh from a Salman Khan breakup, stepped in and found solace in Ranbir as they both hit it off instantly. A few years later, the both separated in 2015 putting an end to the Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif affair. It was later reported that they had many tiffs which were indications of their incompatibility. Both are busy reconstructing their respective careers.

    Ranbir- Deepika- Katrina
    Ranbir- Deepika- Katrina
    Ranbir Kapoor Deepika Padukone
  2. Salman Khan – Sangeeta Bijlani / Aishwarya Rai / Katrina Kaif

    Mention love stories of popular Bollywood actors and Salman Khan's affairs would easily make the cut. Salman Khan's love affairs unfortunately never turned into marriage. He started dating Sangeeta even before he became a star but post-stardom the pair broke-up. Later, he had a long enough affair with Aishwarya Rai but his arrogant and impulsive behaviour made her put an end to the Salman Khan-Aishwarya Rai affair. Katrina Kaif too had a long personal association with him till she didn’t become a star in her own right. Sangeeta married cricketer Azharuddin and Aishwarya became Mrs. Abhishek Bachchan, as we all know.

    Salman Khan- Aishwarya Rai- Katrina Kaif
    Salman Khan- Aishwarya Rai- Katrina Kaif
  3. Akshay Kumar – Raveena Tandon

    A write up on love stories and affairs in Bollywood would be incomplete without the Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon affair getting a mention. The famous Akshay Kumar-Raveena Tandon affair too makes it to the list of celebs who could not marry their love. It all started on the sets of Mohra in 1994 when cupid struck and both started seeing each other. The then most desirable pair of Bollywood was also engaged to each other but it’s believed that due to Akshay’s casanova ways the pair broke up. Post-breakup, Raveena got married to Anil Thadani and Akshay married Twinkle Khanna, respectively.

    Akshay Kumar – Raveena Tandon
    Akshay Kumar – Raveena Tandon
  4. Abhishek Bachchan – Karisma Kapoor

    Both belonged to famous families and were childhood friends. Karisma was a big star in the 90’s and Abhishek was yet to get a foothold in the industry. Both families approved of their relationship but Karisma's mother Babita asked daughter Karisma to rethink about getting married to an unstable and insecure Abhishek. That was enough for the Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor affair to be called off. Abhishek Bachchan's affair with Karisma Kapoor ended after seeing each other for nearly seven years. Abhishek married Aishwarya Rai and Karisma married businessman Sunjay Kapur only to be later divorced.

    Abhishek Bachchan – Karisma Kapoor
    Abhishek Bachchan – Karisma Kapoor
    Abhishek Bachchan
  5. John Abraham – Bipasha Basu

    One of the best on and off screen model jodi’s that one will get to see. John Abraham and Bipasha Basu were the ‘made for each other pair’ of Bollywood but destiny had something else in store for them. A misunderstanding and sense of insecurity between the couple led to the end of the John Abraham-Bipasha Basu affair. The couple’s breakup eventually led to John marrying Priya Runchal and Bipasha marrying Karan Singh Grover, respectively.

    John Abraham – Bipasha Basu
    John Abraham – Bipasha Basu
    Bipasha Basu John Abraham
  6. Shahid Kapoor – Kareena Kapoor

    The Shahid Kapoor-Kareena Kapoor affair was one of the most open affairs as well as talked about love affairs of Bollywood then. Kareena fell in love with the younger Shahid Kapoor on the sets of Milenge-Milenge. The both dated for many years till Saif Ali Khan got the better of Kareena during the shooting of Tashan. Shahid was shown the door as he hadn’t yet made a mark for himself in tinsel town. Kareena eventually married Saif and Shahid settled for Mira Rajput.

    Shahid Kapoor – Kareena Kapoor
    Shahid Kapoor – Kareena Kapoor
    Kareena Kapoor Shahid Kapoor
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  8. Kelly Dorji – Lara Dutta

    Lara Dutta's love affair with Kelly Dorji started off very early and went on for years as the couple was in a live-in relationship. Lara met Kelly during her modeling days and they both hit it off instantly. Lara later became Miss Universe and followed it up by signing big banner films. Kelly was still struggling in his career as egos started replacing love. The couple made it to the list of Bollywood's famous love affairs and breakups as Lara went to marry tennis superstar Mahesh Bhupathi whereas Kelly’s status is unknown.

  9. Harman Baweja – Priyanka Chopra

    It was neither a secret affair nor a hidden affair, the Priyanka Chopra-Harman Baweja affair too made the headlines of many gossip magazines. Harman was the son of famous producer-director Harry Baweja, who launched with much fanfare in Love Story 2050 opposite Priyanka. The film bombed badly at the box-office. Even director Ashutosh Gowariker’s flick What’s Your Raashee? couldn’t help them as a pair. Continuous failures of Harman virtually led to the couple's break up.

    Harman Baweja – Priyanka Chopra
    Harman Baweja – Priyanka Chopra
    Priyanka Chopra
  10. Dev Anand – Suraiya

    Another famous Bollywood real-life love affairs was that of Dev Anand-Suraiya affair which couldn’t culminate into marriage. The pair of Suraiya and Dev Anand was easily one of the most passionate ones as well as most unfortunate too. In his autobiography, Dev had confessed his love for Suraiya in the 50’s but religion was the cause of their breakup. Dev later married Kalpana Karthik but Suraiya remained a spinster all her life.

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  12. Rajesh Khanna – Anju Mahendru / Tina Munim

    Rajesh Khanna's affairs made headlines much before he became India’s first superstar. The Rajesh Khanna-Anju Mahendru affair did the rounds for quite some time but the couple suddenly broke-up as Anju started dating former West Indian cricketer Gary Sobers. Rajesh’s flamboyant ways after his unsuccessful marriage to Dimple Kapadia led to him dating the much younger Tina Munim in the early 80’s. The Rajesh Khanna-Tina Munim affair was one of the shocking affairs and hot topics in the early 80's as the two paired up together in quite a few flicks. Except for Souten, all the rest of the flicks sank at the box-office. Tina finally broke up with Rajesh only to get married to industrialist Anil Ambani in 1987.

    Rajesh Khanna – Anju Mahendru / Tina Munim
    Rajesh Khanna – Anju Mahendru / Tina Munim
  13. Dilip Kumar – Madhubala

    If at all a book is written on popular Bollywood celebrities love affairs, the Dilip Kumar-Madhubala love affair would get top billing. He was a Pathan and she was one of Indian cinema’s eternal beauty who hit it off since starring in the old classic film Tarana. Though the pair saw each other for a while beside signing quite a few films together including the magnum opus Mughal-E-Azam, a misunderstanding got them drifting apart. The Dilip Kumar-Madhubala sensational affair ended on a bitter note as the former went on to marry Saira Bano and Madhubala marrying Kishore Kumar putting an end to one of the most talked about Bollywood love stories of all times.

    Dilip Kumar – Madhubala
    Dilip Kumar – Madhubala