Ajay–Esha: Not in love!
In Bollywood the stigma attached to the actors dating a co-star have always dogged their personal lives. And it is by and large fuelled by the long hours spend together, close proximity and steamy love scenes.
Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha, Dharmendra-Meena Kumari, Rajesh Khanna-Tina Munim or Shahrukh Khan-Juhi Chawla – most of them found themselves in a catch 22 situation. And their helplessness provided spicy ingredients for glossaries.
The latest casualty is Ajay Devgan who is being linked with his co-star Esha Deol. But he has put to rest rumours about his alleged link-up with Esha Deol, his co-star in Yuva and Main Aisa Hi Hoon.
According to a close friend of Ajay Devgan, it's stupid to even think of linking them up. Esha is Bobby Deol's sister who is a close friend of Ajay, and Ajay thinks of her as his own kid sister.
There were reports about Ajay's wife Kajol being upset with this pairing. This state of "affairs" is surprising, considering post-marriage Ajay is one actor who hasn't really been mired in controversy vis-a-vis link-ups with his female co-stars.
Ajay-Esha in Main Aisa Hi Hoon Since he has forayed into Bollywood, gossipmongers have linked him with several actresses. It started with Karisma Kapoor. They made headlines when Devgan saved her from getting seriously injured on the sets of Dhanwan. People thought that the actor, who resembled Sunil Dutt, might as well marry his co-star and carry forward the legacy of his senior. But very soon they split-up and went their several ways. The facts about their relationship are still unknown but it cast a shadow on his friendship with Raveena Tandon. They parted on a bitter note and never worked together. The animosity between the two reached such a stage that Ajay got her replaced by another actress in one of his films.
Than entered Kajol. They met on the sets of Shabnam Kapoor’s Hulchul. And the two hit if off instantly. Media avidly followed their relationship.
After few years when Ajay signed Kajol for his home production Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, it gave substance to all the tittle-tattle. Their on-screen chemistry was terrific in Pyar… and it carried the film to astronomical heights. Undoubtedly, the off screen chemistry played a key role in the film's success.
Ajay decided to do films only with those who he felt comfortable with and Kajol topped his priority list. Off the sets they were spotted together at film parties and award functions. Their affair scorched the gossip columns but the couple neither expelled rumours, nor accepted it. It was put to rest when they tied knot in 2001.
If Ajay’s personal life headed towards the right destination his professional life flourished too. He had a very slim chance of making it big, especially with his unconventional look. But he proved his mettle by winning National Award for his superb performance in Mahesh Bhatt’s Zakhm. Later on Gangajal and Compnay fetched him rave reviews and established him as a versatile actor.
Post marriage his affairs with actress Mahima Chaudhary and Preity Zinta plaqued his marraige. And now Esha Deol. Rather getting upset by these rumors the actor nip them in the butt and moves on.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times