Bollywood couples who could not marry their love

Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty


Akshay and Shilpa Shetty worked on many films together and it was on the sets of one such film that the love between the two blossomed. Akshay was the seasoned lover of Bollywood who had been linked to actresses Raveena Tandon, Pooja Batra and Mamta Kulkarni to name a few. Shilpa was a besotted actress in love with her co star. But things seemed to crumble for the petite actress when she found out Akshay was cheating on her and two timing her with her then best friend, Twinkle Khanna. Before Shilpa or anyone could digest what was happening, Akshay had tied the knot with Twinkle Khanna, daughter of Dimple and Rajesh Khanna. Shilpa seemed heart broken but as they say, all’s well that ends well. She is now happily married to Raj Kundra and they have a son together!



Abhishek and Karishma


This was one of the most mysterious and tragic break ups of Bollywood. Karisma Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan were every bit a couple in love. Karishma was a star of her times and Abhishek had not been launched yet. He made his debut opposite Karisma’s younger sister Kareena in Refugee. Abhishek and Karisma got engaged to each other on Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th Birthday where a lavish party was thrown for Big B at a suburban five star hotel in Mumbai. But suddenly a few months later, the wedding was called off. There are many rumours and stories that float around this break up. One is that the Bachchan parivar did not want Lolo to work post marriage and this allegedly infuriated her mum Babita. Another theory is that Amar Singh, who at that time was close to the Bachchans, put detectives behind Lolo to find out if her alleged closeness to Sahara head Subroto Roy was true or not. This again seemed to send Babita in a fit of rage who then apparently called Jaya Bachchan which led to an ugly confrontation and the wedding was called off.


Bipasha Basu and John Abraham


They were the hottest couple of Bollywood and it couldn’t get better then this for the duo. But after their split, the media and John Bips fans went into a frenzy. The two had known each other since their modelling days and were reportedly dating for around eight years. John was then clicked with a new girl, Priya Runchal, a banker from New York. While he kept his lady love a secret, he secretly married.Thus, John officially declared he was married.

Lara Dutta and Kelly Dorjee


The former beauty queen was dating Kelly Dorjee, a model. Lara and Kelly were said to be dating for 8 years before they called it quits in 2007. It was alleged that Lara had started dating Kelly’s best friend Dino Morea. But Lara has put her past behind her and is now married to ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and has a daughter too with him.

Kareena And Sahid


This love story was probably one of the sweetest that Bollywood has ever seen. The two seemed to be going strong, and media and fans were fully expecting a wedding announcement, but sadly it was not to be. The reasons for the split are still unknown, but the two seem to continue to be on amicable terms.


Ranbir and Deepika


Ranbire and Deepila were first seen in Bachna ae Haseeno togetherafter which Deepika fell madly in love with the young superstar. For unknown reasons, the two soon broke up.Ranbir always had a flirtatious personality, so it is not clear whether this is the reason behind the split. However, Deepika took the break-up to heart and plunged further into depression.

Amitabh And Rekha


Amitabh and Rekha were one of Bollywood’s most successful on-screen couples, so it was only a matter of time before the two started getting romantically involved in real-life. Their love story began on the sets of film Do Anjaane. Amitabh Bachchan never admitted his love for the actress in public but Rekha never kept her feelings for him under wraps.Amitabh married Jaya Bhaduri in 1973. He starred opposite Rekha and Jaya in Silsila in 1981, leading to rumours that this film was actually based on the real-life love triangle. Rekha and Amitabh parted ways soon after. Rekha married industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal in 1990, but he committed suicide the following year.