Has love lost it's value? Because going by the latest track record of our Bollywood couples, this do seems to be the case.
There is a saying, "Never chase love, affection or attention. If it isn't given freely by another person it isn't worth having." Following this a tad too seriously, a lot of celebrities in the industry are letting go for their partners and opting for divorce.
Many couples, from the famous lovebirds of the decade or should I say ex-lovebirds, Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan to quirky jodi of Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koelchin have headed for splitsville.
Thankfully there are still couples like Shahrukh Khan and Gauri who are like role models to those who opt for love marriages and give a sense of encouragement that not all love marriages end in divorce.
But then comes the news of celebrities who announce that after 13 years or 15 years of marriage, they can't stay together and prefer to move on with their respective lives.
While some end their relationships on a bad note like Rhea Pillai-Leander Paes, Karishma Kapoor-Sanjay Kapur and Hrithik Roshan-Sussane Khan, other end on a good note and continue to share a good friendship with each other like Anurag Kashyap-Kalki Koelchin, Aamir Khan-Reena Dutta and so on.
A marriage ending is always hurtful but when a love marriage ends in divorce, it's shocking and hurtful beyond imagination. Here are 12 such couples in Bollywood who loved each other and entered the matrimonial life with much happiness only to part ways some years later, seeking a divorce.
While divorces in Bollywood are many, love marriages ending in divorce are listed below...
Let's start of with the one that shocked the entire nation, Hrithik and Sussanne's divorce! The couple never revealed the exact reason for the split but this was one fairy tale romance that we never predicted would end in a divorce.
Karan Singh Grover-Jennifer Winget
This is the latest couple to have ended up in divorce. When they fell in love and decided to get married, every person went "aww" but just months before their debut in Bollywood both decided to split.
Anurag Kashyap-Kalki Koelchin
Nobody expected them to head towards the splitsville either but the only nice thing is that the two continue to remain good friends with each other.
Pooja Bhatt wrote on Twitter, "To all those who care and especially those that don't, my husband Munna and me have decided to part ways after 11 glorious years of marriage. Our split as some might call it is amicable and we hold each other in the highest esteem for now and forever. The reason I explain is because we are both part of the public domain. Our friends, well-wishers and foes are free to now speculate. I choose to live life on my terms and refuse to perform to the gallery. Certificates don't make or break marriages and relationships! Life does!"
This was one of the ugliest divorce Bollywood has ever witnessed. After a much publicized love marriage to Sanjay, the two ended up dragging their personal fights onto the public platform. Saif Ali Khan interfered and asked them to let go and move on, leading the couple to finally end their relationship.
Saif Ali Khan-Amrita
Saif and Amrita married against the opposition of their respective family but their love could keep them together only for 13 years.
Aamir Khan-Reena Dutta
Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta fell in love with each other at a very young age, sadly they could not stay together forever and divorced each other citing temperamental differences.
Chitrangada Singh-Jyoti Randawa
She made her debut in movies after her marriage with Jyoti, with whom she even has a son. Till date nobody knows why the couple decided to split.
Manisha Koirala-Samrat Dahal
Manisha Koirala and Samrat married each other in 2010 with much fanfare and love, sadly it did not stay long for they divorced each other in 2012.
Sanjay Dutt-Rhea Pillai
Sanjay Dutt's marriage to Rhea did not work even though she stood with him during his bad times. After the divorce, she got into a live in relationship with Leander Paes with whom she even has a daughter. Sadly Leander and Rhea are now fighting for the custody of their daughter.
Kamal and Sarika dared to be in a live in relationship back in the 1980s itself. They had both Shruti and Akshara out of wedlock, they married after the birth of their second child and divorced each other in 2004. Kamal revealed that he believed in love but not marriage.
Director Priyadarshan who has given many beautiful movies in Bollywood fell in love with Lissy and had a beautiful marriage as well. The couple shocked the world when they applied for divorce in 2014.