The argument of whether ex-lovers can be friends continues to engage highly contrasting opinions. It seems that the house is divided in half over this question. However, if Bollywood was the yardstick, there is very little that one needs to think about since the pattern is clearly visible. In recent times, none of the Bollywood couples, which later broke-up, have managed to stay good friends with their Ex. In fact, most of them haven’t even maintained the basic degree of professional cordialness to carry-on working together. The following list of unpleasant Bollywood break-ups and the ongoing bitterness among Bollywood’s ex-couples underlines this trend:
Latest to Bollywood’s Casualty List of Bitter Exes: John & Bipasha
John Abraham and Bipasha Basu were among the most followed of all Bollywood couples. For most folks, they were certainly headed to altar. However, the eight-year relationship didn’t mature into marriage. Instead, a break-up emerged that left most fans shocked. For many analysts, it was Bipasha who wasn’t ready to commit to what John was expecting. However, these are just speculations as the real problem wasn’t spelled out by either Bips or John.
A recent interview with Bipasha highlighted the ongoing bitterness between her and John. When asked about John Abraham and his marriage plans, she dodged the questions, citing her limited memory as a reason!
When asked about the chances of exes continuing as friends, Bipasha was equally sour in her replies. She openly stated that break-ups due to causes like infidelity leave scars that are never healed. For most reporters, this was an indirect hint at her reason for breaking-up with John but she didn’t comment any further.
What was evident in Bipasha’s reactions to questions that hinted at her spoiled equation with John Abraham was the existing unpleasantness. Despite the lady being a reasonably good actress, her concealed animosity towards John was easily apparent. Since her break-up with John, Bipasha has been linked with Shahid Kapoor and Rana Daggubati.
Shahid & Kareena: What Goes Wrong, Stays Wrong!
Shahid himself hasn’t done incredibly well in maintaining friendship with his ex flame, Kareena Kapoor. It is widely believed that the two have taken special care to avoid working on the same projects or even being seated together at award functions. Just like Bips and John, the two were supposed to get married once their young careers matured a bit more. Since the break-up, Kareena has moved on to Saif Ali Khan while Shahid has been linked with a number of Bollywood beauties.
The Crowning Glory of Bollywood’s Bitter Ex-Couples: Salman and Aishwarya
The king of all ugly Bollywood break-ups has to be what transpired between Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. It would be an understatement to say that things between these two are beyond the point of redemption. Salman in particular ensured that there was no scope for friendship in the future once he went public with his accusations and brought upon much disgrace for himself and Aishwarya.
Not many people know that something similar happened between Karishma Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan whose marriage was supposed to bring together two of the biggest khandaans in Bollywood. However, things quickly went from bad to worse. Karishma and Abhi parted ways in real and reel life. To this day, the bitterness of their relationship continues to be reflected between the Kapoors and Bachchans.
Is the inability of Bollywood’s stars to be friends with their ex-lovers a reflection of our society? Or is this trend limited to the filmi world only?