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In this glam world, there have been a lot of celeb couples who surprised one and all by tying the knot with their partners. So much so that people couldn’t believe their wedding news to be true and considered it to be another rumour in the town.
But these couples did tie the knot, and now, it’s one of the best decisions of their lives. These surprising pairs have been giving some amazing relationship goal all this while. Here, take a look at the six most controversial, yet the strongest marriages of Bollywood.
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh’s reel life romance slowly turned into real life love, and they got married in 1980. But their marriage hit the rough patch in the late 90s. It was then being claimed that short tempered Rishi Kapoor had turned into an alcoholic. It was also reported that the actress has filed a complaint against him for domestic violence and has left him due to his violent behaviour, but she soon returned back to him.
Owing to their successful careers, many media 'pundits' predicted that their marriage would not last for more than two years, but it did. For Neetu Singh, those are now things of past:
“There always comes a phase in a couple's life when there would be friction, disagreements. Rishi and I also went through that stage. It was just one of those problems which only the husband and wife would understand. Fortunately, we were able to sort out our differences. Today, everything is forgotten.”
Even having a tumultuous married life they always stood beside each other and have been together for 33 years.
Love blossomed between Amitabh and Jaya while shooting for the film Zanjeer. The much in love couple got married on June 3, 1973. The couple has now been married for 44 years. But, it was not a smooth sail for the couple as that time the angry young man of Bollywood was being linked with Rekha. The love story of Amitabh and Rekha bloomed after his marriage, on the sets of Do Anjaane. It was even rumoured that the duo has secretly tied the knot as Rekha was seen wearing sindoor and mangalsutra at Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh’s wedding.
But the couple parted ways during the shooting of Silsila’ as Rekha did not want to be the ‘other women’ in her man’s life. But despite all the rumours and controversies, Jaya stood by Amitabh and supported him through thick and thin.
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When it comes to Bollywood couples who have survived through all odds, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu is another beautiful jodi that comes to the mind. Both the stars got hitched at the peak of their careers. After failed affairs with Kamini Kaushal, Madhubala and Vyjyantimala, the 44-year-old star, got married to Saira Banu, who was 22-year-old. Their marriage shocked everyone. But destiny had some other plans as Dilip fell in love again with a Pakistani beauty, Asma. The actor had a torrent love affair with Asma in 1980s.
But, this extra-martial affair ended soon after when the actor discovered that Asma is cheating on him by disclosing all his secrets to the media along with her ex-husband. Dilip Kumar finally returned to Saira Banu. Even then many people thought that the marriage will not survive for long due to the wide age gap. But, their 47 years of marriage has proved all the theories wrong.
Dharmendra found his dream girl in Hema. Their love blossomed on the sets of Tum Haseen Main Jawan. Initially, Hema resisted Dharmendra’s love due to the fact that he was a married man with two sons, but later she fell for his charm. However, Hema’s dad was against their relationship and opposed their marriage. Even Dharmendra's first wife refused to give him the divorce.
But despite this, the much-in-love couple did not leave each other’s side and got hitched in 1980. The marriage took place after the death of Hema’s father. The couple even changed their religion to be with each other. They held two marriage ceremonies; first a nikah and then an Iyengar style wedding. And even after 33 years of marriage, their love is still growing with every passing year.
It was love at first sight for Boney Kapoor. In an interview earlier, he said:
"I fell in love with Sri (Sridevi) when I watched her Tamil film during the late 1970s. After watching her film, I wanted to know more about her."
Sridevi initially resisted his advances, but after continuous persuasion for so many years, she finally agreed to marry him. No one in their wildest dream thought the heartthrob of millions will marry an already married man with two kids. But, despite tongues wagging and the talk that the wedding will soon hit rock bottom, the couple got married in 1996. Their marriage is now almost 17 years old and even today their love for each other is immortal.
Shahrukh Khan fell in love with Gauri long before he entered B-town. Their real life love had all threads of a Bollywood romance like religious difference, opposing parents, long-distance, running away and reunion. Moreover, some time back, it was reported that their marriage was going through a tough time, owing to King Khan’s closeness with co-star Priyanka Chopra. Despite the actor's link-up rumours, Shahrukh and Gauri's love and bond stand strong and unmoved.
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