Top five breakup of the decade
Relationships are said to be as fragile as glass, if not more fragile than it. It needs careful handling, tact and proper nurturing to survive the ravages of time. This is all the more true with regard to marital relationships or those of amorous ones.
Twists and turns of life throw up in its trail, spates of disappointments, heartburns, and tales of woe and pangs of separation. Nothing can be more heart wrenching than separation from a loved one irrespective of the circumstances contributing to it. Bollywood with all its external shows of pomp and glamour has often felt its vulnerable spell.
1. Abhishek Bachchan and Karishma Kapoor
The present decade has witnessed quite a few break ups; the ones which were unanticipated, the ones which came as a shattering blow to many. Sweta Bachaan’s marriage to Nikhil Nanda one of Raj Kapoor’s grandsons paved the way for yet another marital union between the celebrated Kapoors and the Bachchans. With Cupid striking the junior Bachchan and Karishma, the eldest daughter of Babita and Randhir Kapoor, things seemed to be settling towards a logical conclusion. Amitabh Bachchan’s sixtieth birthday prepared the grounds for a ceremonial declaration of the couple’s forthcoming engagement. However, the things were differently destined. In a month’s time news of their split came out into the open with media speculating the possible antecedents including the low career profile of Abhishek and that of the undue interference of mother Babita. While Abhishek has found his wedded bliss with Aish, things look pretty uncertain for Lolo married to a divorced industrialist Sanjay Kapur.
2. Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan
Late nineties saw Salman Khan doting on the moon faced beauty, the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai. The couple mesmerized the audience in Sanjay Leela Bansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The occasional show of Salman’s violent streak coupled with the reports of parental pressure on Aish led to the breakup of this wonderfully gorgeous couple. The break up which was followed by a series of unpleasantness left the emotionally vulnerable Salman completely distraught, with stray reports of his alleged violence doing the rounds.
3. Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor
Bebo, the younger sister of Karishma made no attempts to hide her feelings for the promising Shahid Kapoor. Kareena celebrated for her bold ways was publicly found kissing and cajoling her lover boy. She even went to the extent of highlighting her plans for marriage. However a series of flops involving films such as ‘Fida’, China town and Chup chup ke saw the couple parting ways. It was alleged that Bebo had him jilted. Irrespective of the cause or causes leading to the break up, the couple was found ignoring one another completely until quite some time.
Saif Ali Khan’s marriage to the ten years older Amrita Singh, a star of the eighties created as much ripples as that of his separation leading to the divorce. Choosing not to highlight the cause of her failed marriage which had its culmination in 2005, Amrita chose to get on with her life. Reports of Saif’s straying ways always seemed to be the parts of their marriage until the couple decided on a legal split.
5. Reena Dutta and Aamir Khan
One of the worst splits to hit the industry was that of blissfully married Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta. Sixteen long and strong years of marital bliss ended with a divorce based on mutual consent. Individual ‘differences’ were cited as the factors triggering their divorce. It is said that marriages predestined in heaven are broken ruthlessly on earth. The saying is perfectly attributable to the last two pairs of married couple who parted ways after years of marital bliss and child birth. Perhaps the so called bliss lacked in essence and strength to sustain their rocking marriage.