You fall in love and decide to spend the rest of your life with each other. Such is the beauty of a love marriage. The end, however, is not always as beautiful as it seems to be initially. Blame it on fame, gorgeous looks or the fact that cupid’s arrows strike again and again in the glamour world, but Bollywood couples have to face the ugly truth of infidelity, divorces and break-ups ever so often. Here are some of the romances that have officially not yet divorced, but have found an answer only in separation.
1. Malaika Arora – Arbaaz Khan
This Power Couple is one of the strongest and most stylish couples in the Bollywood. The couple got hitched on December 12,1998. In 2002, Malaika gave birth to a baby boy Arhaan. But the two parted ways of their 18 years of marriage on March, 2016 which was a shocking news for everyone to digest.
2. Gulzar – Raakhee
One of the leading poet of times, Gulzar married the beautiful actress Raakhee on May 15, 1973. Both were at the peak of their careers and met occasionally at film parties. Their marital bliss had all the frills of a fairytale but it also suffered a sad fate when Gulzar casted Sharmila Tagore instead of Raakhee for his movie Mausam. The couple split just one year later after the birth of their daughter Meghana.
3. Rajesh Khanna – Dimple Kapadia
Rajesh Khanna married the gorgeous Dimple Kapadia on March 1973. Dimple Kapadia was 16 year old then while Rajesh Khanna was 15 years older to her. But that did not stop the lovers from tying the knot. Their marriage happened six months before Dimple Kapadia’s debut movie Bobby saw its release. However, their love did not last long and the couple started living separately. Rajesh Khanna’s bad habits took a toll on their relationship. Interestingly, even after living separately both of them never applied for divorce.
4. Randhir Kapoor – Babita
Randhir Kapoor and Babita Shivdasani’s marriage was one of those rocky ones. The two tied the knot in the November of 1971. The marriage was a grand affair. Unfortunately for them, this happiness did not last very long. Babita had to quit her blossoming acting career. Randhir’s declining interest in his film career and his alcoholism got to his pretty wife, who, like any other girl, could not endure it any longer. They thus were separated from one another.
5. Pulkit Samrat – Shweta Rohira
Just a year after tying the knot in 2013, Pulkit Samrat and Salman Khan’s rakhi sister Shweta Rohira’s fairy tail romance hit the rock bottom. The problems in their marital life arouse when there started rumors of Pulkit’s closeness with his co-star of Sanam-re, Yami Gautam. The couple decided to part ways in November, 2014.
6. Pooja Bhatt – Manish Makhija
Pooja Bhatt and Manish Makhija were married in August, 2003. The couple was together for 11 years when they finally decided to get separated from each other on December 2014 and just remain good friends.
7. Ranvir Shorey – Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkana Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey first met and got to know each other during the filming of Rajat Kapoor’s ‘Mixed Doubles’. They found each other suitable as partners and were engaged in June, 2008 and started off on a live-in. They got married in 2010 and welcomed their son Haroon on 15 March 2011. However, the couple official called off their marriage on September 14, 2015!
8. Mahima Chaudhary – Bobby Mukherjee
The most noted actress of the movie Pardes, Mahima Chaudhary married an architect, Bobby Mukherjee in 2006. The couple has a daughter named Ariana. In 2011, they decided to part because of the differences in their relationship. The couple is separated since then and yet not divorced.
9. Sangeeta Bijlani – Mohammad Azharuddin
Indian cricket player Mohammad Azharuddin’s closeness with the bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani had brought him to media glare. He divorced his first wife Naureen to marry the glamorous actress in 1996. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last long and they headed for splitsvilla too in 2010. Post divorce, Sangeeta was back into the media circuit and was seen getting close to her ex-boyfriend, Salman Khan.