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When the national heart-throb, Virat Kohli, took the vows, it shattered our hearts into a million pieces. And when the hottest hunk, Milind Soman, took the nuptials, it completely crushed our souls. Similarly, when Sonam Kapoor and Neha Dhupia recently got married, many men felt a pang in their hearts.
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But, thankfully, there are a few celebs who have spared us the agony and decided to remain single forever. Let’s take a look at a few celebs (veteran and contemporary) who have stayed far away from walking down the aisle.
If looks could kill, Dino Morea would have been sent behind the bars a long time ago. The 42-year-old actor, model and entrepreneur has been through a fair share of relationships, but, none of it materialised into marriage. Dino had a fling with Bipasha Basu before she went for John Abraham and he went for Lara Dutta. There have been reports of Dino being more than just-good-friends with Nandita Mahtani. The duo has not only been spotted partying and enjoying each other’s company but, rumours of their marriage were quite ripe in 2016. However, Dino still has not left the market.
If there is one actor who has the potential to make any women of any age go weak on their knees, it has to be Rahul Khanna. The 45-year-old hunk enjoys an unbeatable fan following. Not much has been known about his personal life, but, that does not deter his fans from crushing on him, big time!
This man needs no introduction. Salman Khan’s marriage rumours and speculations have always made headlines and rightly so! One of the most eligible bachelors in the country today, Khan, does not want to settle down in life as yet. Talking about it, he had once said:
“I don't believe in love at all. I don't think there's any reason for the word 'love' to exist. The word is 'need'. It depends on whose need is more. Or who you might need at some point. But she may not need you at all. This can also turn the other way round when you don't need her sometimes. So, basically, the need has got to be equal at all times. Which may or may not happen”.
For the man who is literally ruling the industry with his love stories, Karan Johar has some very cynical ideas about love in real life. He was once quoted as saying:
"A happy marriage in the industry would really jolt me. I'd be like, 'You're a dinosaur, get out of here'”.
The Haryanavi hunk, who has dated celebrities like Sushmita Sen and Neetu Chandra, has said:
“Companionship is the basis of marriage. It is indispensable. I have not gotten close to marriage yet, so right now marriage can go take a hike. If I get married, that could be my priority".
The man has not just been ruling the fashion circuit, but our hearts too with his drop-dead-gorgeous looks! He may have given many Bollywood actresses their memorable wedding dress, but, when it comes to himself, Manish is yet to find the perfect fit!
There was one a time when Sajid Khan was riding high on the commercial success of his films and being Jacqueline Fernandez’s beau. However, with a lull phase in his directorial career, he lost his grip on his love life too. Talking about it, Sajid once said:
“You see marriage is society’s approval of two individuals living together. And no matter what we may say, like, damn the society, but the truth is, we live in a society and we need to remember that. At the same time, of course, I feel marriage is overrated, and also since many people get married because of the wrong reasons. There are many times I have come really close to getting married, but I guess better sense prevailed in me or the girl".
The Chopra scion was rated as the most eligible bachelor, the day he entered the industry. And while the man has been through a lot of ups and downs in relationships with Shamita Shetty and Nargis Fakhri; but, when it comes to marriage, he almost has closed the chapter.
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Another eligible bachelor, Rahul Bose, is not a firm believer in the institution of marriage. Talking about it, he had said:
“I look around and see everyone has a partner and I feel like I am an island. I cry into my pillow every night (giggles). Jokes apart, I don’t understand why getting married is equated with settling down in life. Marriage can be the most unsettling thing in life! I think I am well-settled and love seems like an illusion now. But I have been in love and have been in some wonderful relationships”.
Another actor who has won many hearts with his acting mettle and remarkable screen presence is Akshaye Khanna. Khanna, too, enjoys a humongous fan following but has openly stated that he’s not interested in getting married. On being asked about his marriage plans, Khanna had said:
“Any responsibility scares me. If I were to be responsible for a wife or a child, it would scare the shit out of me. I doubt it, I seriously doubt it. But you can never say never. As of today, I doubt it.”
It’s not just the men from the fraternity who are running away from marriage. Many of our Bollywood actresses and female celebrities as well have decided to stay away from walking down the aisle. Take a look:
From winning the title of Miss Universe with her intelligence, charismatic personality and beautiful smile to turning single mother to two kids at a very young age; Sushmita has always done things her own way. Not the one to follow any norm, Sush, is taking her own sweet time in finding her perfect match.
The biggest name in the television industry, Ekta Kapoor, is breaking all stereotypes one statement at a time. Talking about marriage and child, Ekta had said:
“All my friends, who were married are now unmarried. With the amount of divorces I have seen recently, I think I am the more patient one. At least, I waited for it. I definitely know one thing, that I want a child but marriage, I don’t know. I don’t have time for myself, if I get a couple of hours, I would like to go to a spa. I look forward to a one-day vacation with friends. I love my work, so I don’t crib. People tell me give it up if you have such a problem with it. I won’t, I would get so bored. I’d rather be busy than bored”.
Known for giving blockbuster hits, Tabu is one actress we have all been waiting for to see get married. However, we totally understand her point of view when it comes to taking the plunge. She once said:
"I am open to everything. I believe in taking things the way they come. Frankly, the way I am currently, I just believe in taking life by its horns and asking it to come get me. I have stopped worrying or obsessing over marriage or anything that is going to happen tomorrow or day after. I think it is a pointless exercise. We never end up doing anything if we just sit around and keep obsessing. But yes, I'm most certainly open to marriage, children and a family".
The actress who made all the bachelors go weak in their knees when she debuted with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, is still unmarried. She once said:
“Find me a boy and I will get married".
Is any eligible bachelor listening?
Kajol’s younger sister, Tanishaa Mukerji, remained more in news because of her link-ups with Uday Chopra and Armaan Kohli, than her films. Even though the actress who just turned 40, adores her di (Kajol) and jiju’s (Ajay) chemistry, she is yet to find someone for herself.
Those who would love to see Divya Dutta as a bride, fikar not! There's still hope for you guys as Divya hasn't given up on marriage. The Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Badlapur actress said:
“Yes, I most certainly will get married. I am the marriage material, the marrying types. I am just waiting for the right person, though I do believe that there is nothing like a perfect man.”
Talking about her decision to stay single throughout her life, Asha Parekh had once said:
“I don’t miss a companion. I’m not an introvert. I’ve friends and I talk to them. If marriage is not in your destiny, your spouse may leave you or he may die. And you may be left by yourself again. You come alone and you go alone. If you’re not destined to have a husband, you won’t have one".
So, these were 19 Bollywood celebrities who have never married, and who stay far away from marriage. Who, among these, do you want to get settled first? Do let us know in the comments section below.