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Bollywood's alleged extra-marital affairs

By: Nagarathna
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The saying, "Love is blind" is true, especially for people in Bollywood. Love can happen anywhere and to anyone; and that anyone can also be a ‘married person'. We will find that in Bollywood, married men in particular, find it difficult to maintain their fidelity.

From yesteryear actress Nargis Dutta who found her love in married man Raj Kapoor, to the latest rumoured affair between Priyanka Chopra and Shahrukh Khan, many of our favourite stars fall in love outside their marriage. Many of such rumoured affairs have landed in a lot of controversies. Who can forget how Priyanka Chopra was sidelined, when she was linked to SRK. She is still facing the heat. Only few lucky one were successful and got married.

Let's have a look at couples who were rumoured to be involved in extra-marital affair.

Nargis & Raj Kapoor

The moment we hum the song 'Pyaar Hua Ikraar Hua Hai,' we tend to picturise Raj Kapoor and Nargis getting wet in the rain. Their affair, then, was the talk of the town! Raj, who was married to Krishna Kapoor, fell in love with Nargis. They worked together in approximately 16 films and gave hits like: Barsaat, Shree 420 and Awaara. But their love didn't last long as Raj Kapoor refused to marry Nargis. She moved on in her life. She later met Sunil Dutt first on the sets of Balraj Sahni's Do Bigha Zameen but fell in love on the sets of Mother India and soon after, they got married.

Sridevi & Mithun Chakraborty, Boney Kapoor

Sridevi and Mithun's love affair started from the movie Jaag Utha Insaan. Mithun was then married to Yogeeta Bali. It was even said that they secretly got married. Reportedly, when Yogeeta tried to commit suicide, the couple chose to split.
Boney Kapoor was married to Mona Shourie Kapoor. It is said that Mona wanted to help Sridevi and gave her shelter in their house. Mona was unaware of love blooming between them. Sridevi got pregnant and it was then that Mona and Boney decided to separate.

Hema Malini & Dharmendra

Dharmendra fell in love with Hema Malini on the sets of Tum Haseen Main Jawan. He was already married to Prakash Kaur. He could not marry Hema as Prakash refused to divorce him. And according to the Hindu Marriage Act, a Hindu cannot marry a second time while the first wife is still alive. Later both Hema and Dharmendra converted to Islam. They changed their names and got married in accordance with Islamic rites.

Rekha, Parveen & Big B

Rekha and Big B's love story began on the sets of Do Anjaane and they were last seen in Yash Chopra's Silsila which captured the real life Rekha-Amit-Jaya love triangle. It is even said that in the beginning of their affair they spent lot of time together secretly and it was her association with Amitabh that altered her career for good.
Amitabh and Parveen Babi had worked in many successful films. Her career soared beyond all expectations due to this linkup. It was even said that her decline was because Big B dropped her as the rumour of their affair spread like wildfire.

Rani Mukerjee & Govinda, Aditya Chopra

It all began during the shoot of Hadh Kardi Aapne, where Govinda and Rani started bonding instantly. Govinda, though married (to Sunitha) became so emotionally attached to her. Sunitha was upset with this and even called up Rani and warned her.
Rumours of Rani and Aditya's affair started during Veer Zara. Aditya had filed for divorce from wife Payal, who in turn demanded a huge alimony. Now, rumours about the two getting married have been doing the rounds time and again, but both are maintaining dignified silence.

Kiran Rao & Aamir Khan

Kiran Rao (assistant director) met Aamir Khan on the sets of Lagaan. It started with friendship which later evolved into love and ended with marriage. She was very much impressed with Aamir's down-to-earth nature and fell in love with him. Aamir's relationship with his wife Reena Dutta was stressed because of which he began confiding with Kiran. Aamir tied the knot with Kiran Rao in a simple ceremony on 29th of December, 2005. The couple now have a baby boy named Azad Rao Khan.

Priyanka & Akshay, SRK

Priyanka was previously linked with Akshay Kumar who is married to Twinkle Khanna. Their rumours started doing rounds and got blown out of proportion during the making of Aitraaz. Twinkle was so upset that she banned her husband to work with Priyanka.
Rumours of Shahrukh Khan and Priyanka's affair started during the shoot of Don 2. Gauri was very upset with the same. She placed some strict rules on the two acting together and even warned SRK that he should not cross certain lines during social gatherings with Priyanka.

Did you know: During Sholay, Dharmendra paid light boys to spoil a scene which involved Hema Malini (Basanti), ensuring many retakes. Also Dharam wanted to play the role of Thakur Baldev Singh, but later turned down the role when he came to know that Veru (Sanjeev Kumar) would romance Hema.

Govinda and Rani Mukerjee: During their rumoured affair, Govinda was so emotionally attached to her that he started recommending her name to all his producers and directors. They signed a bunch of movies together too. The actor even gifted her expensive gifts. It was said that his daughter Narmada was extremely disturbed about the situation at house. Sunitha even called up Rani and warned her.

Seeing all these affairs can we say "Men are always Men", no matter what their marital status is, they are always attracted to beautiful women.

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