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Love comes in all shapes and sizes and happens in the most unexpected places. We all need someone, who can motivate us to take a step forward. It is said that God has made someone for everyone and all we have to do is to find them. Sometimes finding that ‘someone' is not enough as we all need a little push from our Cupid to start our happy journey with them. It’s just a matter of time before Cupid’s arrow hits and destined lovers meet.
Cupid can hit us with the arrow sometimes in the form of family, or friends, and nowadays, in the form of digital apps as well. Today, we are going to talk about all the celebrities, who played the Cupid in the love story of their celebrity friends.
Jasleen Matharu had confessed to being madly in love with a Bhopal-based surgeon named, Abhinit Gupta during the lockdown 2020. It was none other than Anup Jalota, who had played Cupid between them. Jasleen and Abhinit were so much in love that the actress-singer had multiple times talked about their wedding plans in multiple interviews.
In an interview with The Times Of India, Jasleen had revealed how Anup had played Cupid between them, helping her find a man. She had said:
"Anup ji had told me about this doctor, who separated from his wife last year. But, the matter couldn't progress owing to the lockdown. However, rather than delaying it further, he introduced us virtually. We talk a lot and get along well."
However, Jasleen Matharu and Abhinit Gupta’s relationship was a short-lived affair as a few months later, the two had called it off, stating the kundalis and temperament issues.
For the unversed, in 2018, Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu had entered the reality show, Bigg Boss 12 as a couple, shocking the entire nation. It was claimed that the two had been in a relationship for more than three years. It was after the show that the two had called it all to be a misunderstanding and the only relationship they had was a platonic, teacher-student relationship. Anup had also said that he would be doing Jasleen’s Kanyadaan.
Film director, Anurag Kashyap's daughter, Aaliyah Kashyap is in a relationship with Shane Gregoire. Aaliyah Kashyap and Shane's mushy pictures send the internet into a major meltdown, making them for a perfect couple. On the chat show, Zoom’s By Invite Only, Aaliyah Kashyap had recalled how she had come across her boyfriend on a dating app after she was going through a break-up. However, she had decided to ghost him after an interaction. She had said:
"I was planning to not be in a relationship for the longest time. And I had broken up with my ex and a month after we broke up, I joined a dating app just for fun. Cause I was like the best way to move on is to talk to other boys. So I joined the dating app to talk to guys, just talking."
Going further in the interaction, Aaliyah had opened up on how she did not really want to get involved in virtual dating but it was for her best friends, Muskaan and Boney Kapoor's daughter, Khushi Kapoor, who had played the role of a Cupid between them and had convinced her to go for it. She had shared:
"I don’t want to FaceTime and all, I don’t want to do these virtual dates and stuff, I just wanted to talk to boys. And then, they convinced me to talk to him and then we ended up talking for four hours the first time."
Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra have a huge fan base, owing to their acting skills and good looks. For quite some time they have been rumoured to be dating, however, both have remained tight-lipped about their relationship in public. From celebrating each other’s birthdays to vacationing together, Kiara Advani and Sidharth Malhotra’s fans are eagerly waiting for them to accept their relationship.
Well, if you wonder, who played Cupid between them, then it is none other than Karan Johar. Karan Johar is said to have made many jodis in Bollywood not just on-screen, but off-screen too. If the reports are to be believed, Kiara and Sidharth had met each other for the first time at KJo’s pad. It was Karan, who had played the Cupid between the two, bringing the ‘so-called’ lovebirds together.
Also in one of the segments on Koffee With Karan 6, the Raazi actress, Alia Bhatt had opened up about her ex-flame’s current relationship status. When she was asked about Sidharth Malhotra’s relationship status, she had said that she has no idea. And when the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil filmmaker had asked her who she thinks Sidharth should date, Alia had promptly replied, "Kiara Advani."
On December 30, 2020, Kiara and Sidharth were spotted at the Mumbai airport as they were leaving for a vacation in the Maldives together. While they hadn’t posted any pictures together, but their sneaky posts were enough for their fans to join the dots. After the vacation, in an interview with the Filmfare magazine, Kiara had almost confirmed their dating reports. Talking about her dating life, she had said:
“Last time I went on a date was… It was sometime this year. And it’s been only two months for this year, so you do the math.”
Well, doing the maths, Kiara and Sidharth were holidaying in the Maldives and Kiara had also met Sid’s parents!
Sara Ali Khan is the princess of the Pataudi palace, who has no air about her status. She certainly doesn’t know how to mince her words and speaks her heart and mind. On Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan, Sara had self-proclaimed her crush on Kartik Aaryan and had admitted that she wants to ‘date’ him.
Sara Ali Khan’s ‘crush’ confession for Kartik Aaryan had spread like wildfire in the industry, and her Simmba co-star, Ranveer Singh had played the Cupid between them at the 2018 edition of the Lokmat Most Stylish Awards held in Mumbai on December 19, 2018. A video clip from the same had gone viral, and we could see Ranveer taking Kartik to Sara and introducing them to each other, saying, “I am glad that you met”. Ranveer had also puts Kartik’s hand in Sara’s and had made a heart sign, winking and laughing, leaving Sara and Kartik in splits.
Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan had worked together in the Imtiaz Ali film, Love Aaj Kal 2 and their mushy pictures had led to their dating speculations. When Kartik and Sara had wrapped up their shoot of the film, they had written heartfelt notes on their social media handles to share their experiences and expressing their gratitude. However, it was Ranveer Singh’s comment on Sara Ali Khan’s post that had caught everyone’s attention. On Sara’s post, her perfect wingman, Ranveer had dropped a polite reminder about how it had all started and had commented:
"So cute! Bhoolna nahi sabse pehle kissne milwaya tha."
Neha Kakkar and Himansh Kohli were the ‘IT’ couple in the industry in 2018. For the longest time, the two had kept their relationship under the wraps, and later, Neha had confessed that they are “more than just friends” on Indian Idol.
But do you know, who had played the Cupid between Neha Kakkar and Himansh Kohli? It was Divya Khosla Kumar, who had played the Cupid between the two and she had herself announced the same. In 2018, Neha and Himansh had visited Divya’s place for Ganpati darshan. Divya had taken to her Instagram account to share a collage with the then-lovebirds. Revealing that she was the Cupid between the two, she had written:
“It’s meeee in between their love story the one who played Cupid The super cute @kohlihimansh @nehakakkar #yaariyan #panipani made dil #sunnysunny #divyakhoslakumar.”
Neha and Himansh had made their relationship official in September 2018 and in December 2018, the duo had parted ways. Neha Kakkar is now happily married to singer, Rohanpreet Singh.
Bollywood actress, Asin Thottumkal had surprised everyone, when she had tied the knot with Micromax CEO, Rahul Sharma on January 19, 2016. It is not a secret from anyone that their close friend, Akshay Kumar had played the Cupid between the two. Akshay is the best friend of Rahul and has worked with Asin in a lot of movies. He had confessed that it was he, who had set them up very slyly, and nobody got to know about it for a very long time. In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Akshay had said:
“I’ve been hiding this for three-and-a-half to four years. Yes, I got them to meet and Jacqueline (Fernandez; actor) was also a part of it, but she didn’t realise it because I played it very slyly.”
Akshay Kumar had also shared how he had brought Asin and Rahul close and had said:
“It was during Housefull 2 and we were in Delhi. Don’t laugh, but we were playing hide and seek, and I made the two of them hide together in one cupboard. That is how it started and it is so nice that they are getting married now.”
Karan Patel and Ankita Bhargava were destined to be together if we look closely at all the signs universe was giving to them. Karan Patel’s reel-life father-in-law from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Abhay Bhargava, turned into his real-life sasur ji. While it is said that it was Abhay, who had introduced his daughter, Ankita to Karan, this is not the truth.
It was Karan’s on-screen younger brother and great friend, Aly Goni, who had played Cupid for these two. Karan and Ankita had met and hit it off immediately. In 2018, Karan had also thanked Aly for being the Cupid and had shared a picture with him. He had written:
“#Throwback .... on my #Sangeet with the one who played #Cupid and its only because of him that we have a reason to thank god everyday for putting all the pieces of the puzzle together ...! @alygoni meri jaan, words cannot describe what you mean to me and how much i love you ..! #ThickerThanBloodBrothers for life ..!”
Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya used to work together in the show, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein but never really talked much. Vivek had always thought of Divyanka as a senior actress with a lot of attitude. But, it was their co-actor, Pankaj Bhatia, a.k.a., Bala jiju, who thought how great they can be together and played the role of a Cupid. Both Divyanka and Vivek were single and Pankaj saw it as a perfect chance to set them up.
In a conversation with the Deccan Chronicle, Vivek and Divyanka had talked about how Pankaj Bhatia had played the Cupid between them. Recalling how their paths have crossed, Vivek Dahiya had said:
“We met through our co-star who knew us both very well. He thought we both would be very compatible and are meant for each other. So it was based on his suggestion that Divyanka and I took the initiative to get to know each other better.”
Divyanka, on the other hand, had recalled how their co-star, Pankaj had become the Cupid for them and had said:
“We were working on the same show, but didn’t know each other. It was our common friend and co-star Pankaj who told us that we are both very similar, and to see if things would click between us. Honestly, although we were shooting together, we never imagined we’d end up together!”
You must be living under the rocks if you don’t know about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan's love story. However, not many know that the filmmaker, Karan Johar had played the role of Cupid between them. Karan and Abhishek share a great rapport. Once after he had met Aishwarya on a flight, he was convinced that she and Abhishek would make a great pair.
During Karan's popular chat show, Koffee With Karan season 3, he had talked about his role in the love story of Abhishek and Aishwarya, which the actress wasn't aware of. He had shared how he really wanted Aishwarya and Abhishek to be together. Talking about the same, on the chat show, Abhishek Bachchan had said:
"Karan was the cupid who kept putting in the idea that she is fantastic. You both will look so wonderful together. She looks so glamorous in the house when she walks."
After Karan Johar’s constant persuasion, Abhishekh and Aishwarya had started dating while shooting for their film, Guru. This was in 2006, and the duo tied the knot in a grand ceremony in 2007.
Karan Johar has played the role of a Cupid for many celebrities in B-town. He had played a major part in making the couples realise that they are meant for each other. And one such couple is Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi. During a party, Karan Johar had taken Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia in a corner and had screamed:
“Can you not see this?! Are you blind?”
In an interview with Humans of Bombay, Neha Dhupia had recalled the same and had said:
“You should’ve seen the look on Angad’s face. He had ‘I told you so!’ tattooed on his forehead.”
It was Karan Johar only, who had posted the just-married picture of Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi on his social media handles, announcing their secret wedding. Karan had captioned it:
“The look of love!!! The marriage of eternal happiness!!!! #nehaangad CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! @nehadhupia @angadbedi.”
Cupid’s arrow can surely hit a person in any shape or form, but we are grateful that these celebrities decided to play this role in their friend’s life. Our friends often have a huge role in our love stories and when they guide us to the right path, things become more meaningful and beautiful.