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Love in the times of breakups; Bollywood love stories that survived in spite of the odds

Love in the times of breakups; Bollywood love stories that survived in spite of the odds

Love in the times of breakups; Bollywood love stories that survived in spite of the odds

The year 2016 has been one of breakups and call-it-offs in Bollywood. Indeed, the tinsel town has seen its fair share of hook ups and breakups since its inception, but this year has been particularly hard, for the fans too, as we saw some of the strongest couples parting their ways. Farhan-Adhuna, Sushant-Aankita, Malaika-Arbaaz, to name a few. However, that does not mean that their love stories were not magical. They were, but just short-lived. On the other hand, we have many B-town couples, that are going as strong today, as they were when they met for the first time.

The first couple that comes to our mind is that of Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, who just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Fifty years, together, through thick and thin, that’s unimaginable at times in the current scenario, when relations are short lived, and so are the emotions. Back in the year 1964, when a moony-eyed Saira married the dream of her life, Dilip Kumar, many raised eyebrows due to the huge 22-year gap between, and many called the affair doomed, before it even bloomed. Fifty years later, as Saira ji grasps the hand of Dilip Kumar in every public appearance, those accusations seem so implausible. These two are someone who reinforce your faith in true love.

Another example can be that of the evergreen love story of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan. The way this ‘Dilwala’ swept off his ‘Dulhania’, is nothing short of magic, especially in the time when inter-religion affairs were a taboo, and SRK was struggling, not the superstar that we know him to be now. One can only imagine what hardships these two must have gone through to ultimately be tied in the holy knot of matrimony. Gauri’s father was a retired army officer, and thus had many conditions before he gave in to the duo’s love. Not many know, but Shah Rukh’s mother played a key role in their love story. SRK was very possessive in the initial phase of the relationship, which led to Gauri leaving without telling him. It was then that Shah Rukh realised how much he loved her, and his mother gave him money to go to Mumbai and woo Gauri back. The next step was wooing Gauri’s parents, which too was a big task given they both belonged to two religions which are nearly always picking at each other. Finally, after overcoming all the hurdles, the two got married in 1991. Three kids later, they are finally going to complete a quarter of their journey together, and still going as strong, giving us relationship goals.

Back in the seventies, one diva was breaking stereotypes with her portrayal of coy heroines with as much panache as rocking a bikini. On the other hand, a young lad was taking Indian cricket to another level, with his effortless and masterful captaincy. They met, and were swept off in an affair that rocked the nation with its fairy tale existence. Yes, we are talking about the dashing Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and the very gorgeous Sharmila Tagore. They made an aristocratic couple, given the royal heritage of Pataudi khandaan, and were together for 42 long years, raising three children, before Mansoor Ali Khan breathed his last. They gave a fitting reply to all those who said their marriage won’t last, for they belonged to two polar opposite industries and two different faiths. They defied it all, and renewed our faith in true love. One more fact to make you love them more; Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi got down on his knees in Paris, to propose the love of his life. Aww, we just melted!

Sunil Dutt-Nargis, Dharmendra-Hema Malini, KajolAjay Devgn, Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Kapoor, we can list down many such legendary couples for each who breaks up, in Bollywood. These are the couples, who, with their old school beliefs in the institution of love, have stood the test of time, and have made our hearts flutter, and beat just a little faster.

Which is your favourite Bollywood love story? One that induced butterflies in your stomach, and made you wish you experience a similar love in your lifetime? Do tell us in the comments below.

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Dear Priyanka, it’s high time you starred in a Bollywood Film…

Dear Priyanka,

January 25, 2018, I went to a theatre to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. It was a first day, first show. I was keen to see what the director had to offer, after ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Well, I was quite impressed with ‘Padmaavat’ thanks to the spectacular vision of SLB. Even the actors left a mark. While Ranveer Singh’s Khilji act was outstanding, Deepika Padukone looked stunning as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh impressed us. However, I felt there was something missing in the film, an ‘X – Factor’ that was there in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but not in ‘Padmaavat’. I couldn’t put things together as what was that one thing missing in ‘Padmaavat’.

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Finally, after wracking my brains and heart for a few days, a box office comparison article on ‘Padmaavat’ VS ‘Bajirao Mastani’ finally gave me the answer I was looking for. It was you, Priyanka Chopra. The ‘X-factor’ in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was missing from the magnum opus and now a Rs 250 crore plus profitable film ‘Padmaavat’. The subtle yet a powerful performance that you gave in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

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I then literally went and checked out other dialogue promos of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that featured you, and understood that not just ‘Padmaavat’, an ‘X – Factor’ from Bollywood has been missing. Bollywood is missing Priyanka Chopra, who is not just a pretty face, but a performer who can make us sit back and notice her.

Your last Bollywood movie was a 2016 release ‘Jai Gangaajal’. Though you were excellent in the film, your ‘Bajirao Mastani’ performance overpowers every other last release of yours.

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There’s no doubt that Priyanka, you are making India proud internationally with the ‘Quantico’ series and three Hollywood films in your kitty, but Bollywood needs you too. Its been more than two years, that your fans are waiting for you to announce your next Bollywood film. We have heard a lot about the films you might take up, SLB’s ‘Gustakhiyan’, Kalpana Chawla biopic, Rakesh Sharma biopic and ‘Fanney Khan’. However, till date, none have been announced as your next Bollywood project.

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Priyanka, it’s definitely high time that you come back to Bollywood, not just for your fans but for Bollywood. I am not saying that Bollywood can’t work without Priyanka and movies won’t be made. But, then the silver screen is missing a performer like you.

After all, as your songs goes, “Dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl, Ain’t nobody like my DESI GIRL.”

A guy who misses you on big screen

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Alia's 'hike' affair, Ranbir's 'Dilli Wali Girlfriend' and endless rebound reports. Justified?

It has been confirmed that one of Bollywood’s cutest couples, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have parted ways. Breakups are always hard, be it a celeb or a commoner; but looks like it is harder for stars as rumours always find a way to rub salt into their wounds.

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Just few days back, Alia was being linked to her ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor, over a comment made by Manish Malhotra on Neha Dhupia‘s Vogue BFFs, and now, according to some reports, Alia is getting close to Hike messenger founder Kavin Mittal. And the base for these reports seem as baseless as the reports that were going rounds regarding Ranbir’s affiliation with a Delhi-based girl, if you remember. (Also Check: Watch: Alia Bhatt spotted with her friend at Pali Village café)

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Alia and Kavin met at the World Economic Forum in 2017, and since then have been good friends. In fact, even the sources of such reports have confirmed just the friendship, but have gone on to add that friendship can evolve into something else, you never know.

Sometimes, it's nice just to do nothing #kashmir #roadtrip

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Well, that’s just a very absurd prediction to make. What a relationship evolves into or not, is something totally based on probabilities and circumstances. And unless there is any incident to prove that something is brewing between two people, how can anyone go on to speculate that two people are dating, or even can date. Can they just not be friends?

This does take us back to the time when Ranbir Kapoor had broken up with Katrina Kaif, and soon after, reports of him dating a Delhi-based girl has surfaced. Of course, those were busted soon after, when it came to foray that she was just a fan who requested for a selfie. Unnecessary negative publicity for both of them.

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Makes one wonder, as to where does the fine line between truth and speculation blur, so as to give birth to blatant lies. They say there is no fire without spark, but what’s the status of statements that have been created out of thin air, pushed out of context, with feelings and logics thrown out of the window? Something to ponder about.

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