From affairs to marriages to baby bumps, nothing escapes from the media glare and shutterbugs, when it comes to a celebrity’s life. But still, there are a few in the Bollywood brigade who have worked hard towards keeping their innocent love stories away from the social stares and speculations.
So, here are some celebrity weddings that took the Bollywood fans by surprise. Let’s take a look at them!
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After several linkups and rumours with B-town actresses including Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha and Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput’s marriage announcement was more like a volcanic eruption of sorts, crushing a lot of hearts! Shahid and Mira got married on July 7, 2015 in Delhi and welcomed a tiny princess on August 26, 2016.
This ‘Shahid getting married episode’ gained a lot of attention and even did some crazy damage to this handsome hunk’s female fan following. Shahid’s wedding to Mira was not as surprising as the fact that he chose to have an arranged one. And, that too with someone who was 13-and-a-half-years younger to him! But now that we look at these new parents, they don’t look like they had an arranged marriage and have such a huge gap.
When B-town fans woke up with a hangover of the New Year, 2014, there was something waiting to greet them- New Year wishes from "John and Priya Abraham".
Yes, that is what happened on January 2, 2014, when John Abraham’s twitter profile read:
“Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham”
The couple had met in 2010, at a gym in Bandra. Though it was in 2014 that John accepted to the status change in the relationship, many believe that the couple had got married long time back. So, in all sense of the word, it was truly a surprise!
The two first met on the sets of Mr. India, and he was blown-over by her innocence and un-starry attitude. However, it took him time to win her love because she was an introvert and kept to herself.
Boney Kapoor, in an interview to Filmfare said:
“My obsession for Sridevi grew each time I met her.”
In the same interview, Boney also said:
“While I had already fallen in love with Sri, initially it remained one-sided.”
Boney's biggest problem was that he did not know how to approach her, and that he was already married and had two kids. All this could not keep Boney Kapoor from pursuing Sridevi. He was a shoulder of comfort for her when her father passed away. He even became her pillar of strength when her mother was seriously ill. Sridevi even stayed at his home for a few days in 1993, when serial bomb blasts in Mumbai had put the city under high alert. During all this, Sridevi was drawn towards him, and she got pregnant with his child (Jhanvi). They decided to get married after the news of her pregnancy. This marriage shocked everyone because Boney had not yet got a divorce from his first wife, Mona Kapoor. The love-struck couple kept their marriage a secret for six months, till the time his divorce was finalised.
Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor fell in love on the sets of Rangeen Raaten, while on an outdoor shoot in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand. Though the two were head-over-heels in love for each other, there was a lot of confusion in their love story. Geeta was a year older to Shammi, and was also the sole provider for her own family. And, the two stars also feared how the Kapoor family would react to this affair. So, Geeta Bali decided not to reciprocate Shammi's feelings, openly.
But, one rainy night in Mumbai, after relentless persuasion from Shammi’s side, Geeta finally accepted his proposal at the spur of the moment. The two love-struck actors secretly got married in a temple, on August 24, 1955, barely four months after their first meeting. They had just one common friend as the sole witness to their wedding, producer-director Hari Walia. Shammi Kapoor informed his parents about their marriage on phone, and later went home to seek his grandfather's blessings.
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Once again the news of Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra's wedding spread around, everyone thought it to be a hoax. But, this time around it really happened. The discreet couple did not shy away from accepting that they had tied the knot in a hush-hush ceremony in Italy. In an official statement issued by Yash Raj Studio it was revealed:
"We are happy to announce that Mr. Aditya Chopra and Ms. Rani Mukerji got married last night on April 21, in Italy. The wedding was a very small intimate affair with very close family and friends."
The couple had a formal church wedding, and Aditya did show that he doesn’t just make romantic films, he lives them too. The Yash Raj scion flew in a pandit to Italy to make the leading lady of his life happy. He even wore a traditional dhoti-kurta with the headgear, and Rani donned a traditional red Banarasi saree, with alta (traditional red colour that Bengali brides wear in place of mehendi) on her feet and palms.
Juhi was at the peak of her career when she got married to industrialist, Jay Mehta. The two kept their wedding a secret for a long time. The bubbly diva, who has starred in a number of super-hit films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Darr, Bol Radha Bol, Ishq and many more, always maintained that she and Jay are just “good friends”. But, she finally revealed her marital status when she was expecting her first child. We are not sure of the exact wedding date of this couple, all that is known is that it happened in December 1997.
In the post-partition era, Nargis and Sunil Dutt’s marriage shocked everyone, because of their different religious backgrounds. Nargis was still nursing her broken heart after the well-publicised relationship with Raj Kapoor ended. The actress fell in love with Sunil Dutt on the sets of Mother India, where Sunil heroically saved her from an accidental fire, by dragging her out of the harm's way. Their love blossomed during the time they were recovering from the mishap, as mentioned by author Kishwar Desai in his book, Darlingji– The True Love Story of Nargis and Sunil Dutt.
After the accident, the actress made an entry in her personal diary:
"If it were not for him, perhaps I would have ended my life. For I alone know the turmoil that was going through me. 'I want you to live,' he (Sunil Dutt) said and I felt I had to live."
They could not, however, go public about their relationship because Mother India (where they played mother-son), was still not released. A romantic relationship at this time could be looked upon as a scandal. Only after the movie’s release and success, the two openly talked about their relationship, and got married in 1958.
Hema Malini, the dream girl for every man, broke hearts of her lovers and admirers after marrying Dharmendra. Although, Bollywood’s garam Dharam hailed from Punjab and Hema Malini from South India, no social or regional barriers could keep them apart. However, when Hema’s family got to know about their affair, her father was strongly against this match. Things were not smooth sailing at Dharmendra’s end as well, since he was already married and had two sons.
Hema decided to pursue her relationship with Dharmendra, after her father's demise, which left her mother deeply hurt. Since Dharmendra’s first wife was not ready to give him a divorce, both the stars decided to convert to Islam in order to get married. So, conquering the tough times the two love-birds got married in a secret nikah ceremony. The two later got married in an Iyengar style (since Hema is an Iyer), on May 2, 1980.
The young, Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan fell in love with gorgeous and talented Amrita Singh, after the two met in a party. When the party got over, she invited him over to her place. After a few minutes, Saif, was at her doorsteps with a bottle of Scotch, and, Saif has publicly admitted that he never left after that. Certainly, age becomes just a number when you are in love, but, for the rest of the world the staring gap of 12 years between the two came as a shock.
The staring age-gap and disapproval of Saif's parents on their relationship, was not enough to keep the two lovers apart. Saif went on to marry Amrita, and were pronounced man and wife in October 1991. Amrita, who was at the peak of her acting career then, decided to turn away from the film industry, to settle in the role of a home-maker. However, this young and passionate relationship could not stand the test of changing times. 13 years and two children later, Saif and Amrita got a highly-publicised divorce.
If the marriage of this cute Mohabbatein girl came as a shocker to you, we don’t blame you really, because there was literally no news of Kim Sharma and Ali Punjani’s courtship or wedding plans. Kim and Ali, who is a Kenya-based businessman, got married in 2010. The wedding took place in Mombasa and not a single Bollywood soul was seen or invited! What’s more? There are no photos of Kim and Ali’s marriage or them hanging out generally as a married couple.
Not much is known about Kim and Ali’s relationship, but it is believed that Kim met Ali when she was on a Safari trip in Kenya. Just a week of knowing each other and Kim and Ali decided to tie the knot. During that time, Ali was awaiting a divorce from his first wife. This is Ali’s second marriage and he has three kids from his previous wedding.
Once in an interview, Kim opened up about her sudden marriage to Ali saying:
“Marriage for me as well as my husband is a very private affair. After dating each other for a few months, Ali and I wanted to spend our lives together. It was all so sudden, the next thing I knew I was married to the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. It was almost straight out of a fairy tale.”
Kim was earlier in news for her relationship with Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. The couple was said to be in a stable relationship for around four years and there were also several reports claiming that Yuvi and Kim were planning to take their relationship to the next level. But one fine day, the news of Kim and Yuvraj breakup came through abruptly.
After her breakup from Yuvraj Singh and before her wedding to Ali Punjani, it was also reported that Kim was in a relationship with a handsome Spanish man named Carlos Marin. Not just that, it was also reported that Kim and Carlos broke up just a month or two before her wedding with Ali. Interestingly strange, right? Now, according to the latest reports, Kim’s marriage with Ali is falling apart and she has been in India for quite some time now.
The news of Bollywood’s beloved Rangeela girl’s wedding was more of a sweet shock than a heavy jolt! The reason being, Urmila Matondkar had been single for a while, she did not speak about settling down or getting married and so, obviously, none of her fans saw this coming. Urmila married Mir Mohsin Akhtar, ten years her junior, a model by profession who belongs to a family of businessmen. He was the second runners-up at the Times of India, Mr. India 2007 competition and has even appeared in Bollywood movies like It’s A Man’s World, Mumbai Mast Kallander, and Luck By Chance.
Our favourite dimpled beauty from Bollywood Preity Zinta was going strong with businessman Ness Wadia, and most of us thought that marriage was definitely on the cards for this fabulous looking couple. But this beautiful love story went kaput when reports of Ness slapping Preity at a party started doing the rounds.
In 2014, Preity even lodged a molestation case against Ness Wadia for threatening and abusing her. Beyond this, it was obvious the couple would never reconcile. As it usually happens, everyone forgot about this episode.
Early 2016, rumours about Preity Zinta dating Gene Goodenoug, a financial analyst, started spreading like wildfire. And soon, Preity’s spokesperson confirmed that the actress was all set to walk down aisle with Gene. While we were still happy for this stunning actress, Preity herself announced her wedding in the cutest way on her Instagram account with this post:
"I was holding onto the ‘Miss Tag’ rather seriously till now, until I met someone ‘Goodenough’ to give it up for. So now I join the married club, folks. Thank you all for your good wishes and for all your love. Love you all. Ting! Let the Goodenough jokes begin."
Preity married Gene Goodenough on February 29, 2016 in Los Angeles and hosted a beautiful reception for her industry friends in Mumbai.
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Well, these are some of the most surprising Bollywood weddings that truly surprised B-town fans.
When you are a celebrity, there is a public image you have to live up to, especially when there is a wedding on the cards. Right from paparazzi to ardent fans, everyone wants to know the ins-and-outs starting from the wedding card and venue to the guest list and theRead More