7 Evergreen Bollywood Weddings That'll Encourage Timeless Love

Bollywood is the second largest film industry in the world after Hollywood, and probably the most vibrant cinema community with a bouquet of films in different genres being doled out by the hundreds every year. Film stars in India still have an aura, a kind of halo that the stars like Marilyn Monroe and Gary Cooper commanded back in the 60s. From yesteryear heartthrobs and legends like Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna, Raj Kapoor, to many of the glamorous divas and ever-youthful actresses Rekha, Nargis, Jaya Bhaduri and more; they all have been individuals with a larger than life charisma and a magnetic appeal with generations of movie lovers in India. And then there are the Bollywood weddings.

Private lives of film stars, their relationships and weddings in particular have always fascinated movie-goers and ardent fans alike. Bollywood gossip and scandals are every fodder for the media and the billion strong readership, everyday. The curiosity to know more and learn about the inside stories, reaches fervent levels if both the individuals in a relationship are actors, and even better if they are co-stars who have been dating for a while. . Movies get made just because they are seeing each other in their real lives, driven by the mass frenzy and the average Bollywood movie goers’ intense interest, liking and emotional connect that they have with their stars. In such a scenario, it is not the least surprising that the nation came to a stand-still when Amitabh got injured on the sets of Coolie or when the real life triangular love story of Jaya, Rekha and Amitabh played out in cinemas as Silsila. We are forever curious to know how they’ve met, where they’ve lived and when they’ve married. For all the curious cine bugs out there, here are a few of the most popular Bollywood weddings that you should know about:

Amitabh Bachchan And Jaya Bhaduri

Amitabh Bachchan And Jaya Bhaduri

Superstar Amitabh loved and married Jaya Badhuri in the year 1973. They had a great relationship and had two beautiful children – Abhishek and Shewta. But in the early 80’s Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha fell in love and almost wanted to marry. The revelation took the nation by storm and Yash Chopra pulled off a coupe of sorts by starring the three actors in the 1981 hit Silsila, which again was a triangular love story. In an interview given to Filmfare magazine in 1984, Rekha spoke about Amitabh’s denial of their relationship. She said, “Why should he have not done it? He did it to protect his image, his family, his children. Why should the public know of my love for him or his love for me? I love him and he loves me- that’s it! If he’d reacted that ways towards me in private, I would have been very disappointed.” She further added, “Mr. Bachchan is still old-fashioned. He doesn’t want to hurt anybody so why hurt his wife?” However, Amitabh and Rekha have moved on with life and are on friendly terms now. It has been ages since this happened and yet, the Jaya, Amitabh and Rekha story just doesn’t let go. But on the flip side theirs is one of the Bollywood weddings that is a beautiful relationship that’s been going strong for more than 40 years, something that everyone should be proud of and learn from. Every relationship has its share of ups and downs and what matters is how you’ve been together all through. Take a bow, Mrs. Bachchan.

Rekha and Jaya Bachan

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Hema Malini And Dharmendra Deol

Hema Malini and Dharmendra Deol

It is obvious that love would blossom when the Dream Girl of Indian Cinema and the original heartthrob of Bollywood cross paths. This is what exactly happened when Heama Malini and Dharmendra Deol acted together in their 1970 hit film, Tum Haseen Main Jawan. Dharmendra was already married and had two sons, Sunny and Bobby Deol by the time he fell in love with Hema Malini. His wife Prakash Kaur refused to divorce him and Hema’s father was dead against his daughter marrying an already married man. But love is truly blind and the love birds went to great lengths to get married and live together. They changed their names, converted to Islam and got married. According to the Indian magazine Outlook, their Nikahnama stated, “Dilawar Khan Kewal Krishn accepted Aisha Bi R. Chakravarty as his wife on 21 August 1979 at a mehr of Rs 111,000 in the presence of two legal witnesses.” Isn’t this proof enough that true love knows no rules, and lovers would go to great lengths to be together. All ended well as the tensions in their families, the film industry and the society subsided and the couple are happily living together. Their daughter Eesha and Ahana Deol have got married recently too! Hema and Dharmendra are one of the best examples of a lasting Bollywood wedding, a true credit to the film fraternity.

Gauri and Shahrukh Khan

The Deols and the Bachchans are from an age and time that isn’t exactly ours, so here is one love story that is something we can relate to, better. The teenage love story of a middle class Muslim boy called Shahrukh Khan and a well to do Brahmin girl called Gauri. Shahrukh wooed her for years, while he was still a nobody, and Gauri was a pretty well sorted young girl from a comfortably placed family. Yes, it is all cliche and as you can imagine, Gauri’s father was dead against the idea. But all that couldn’t stop the couple from getting married after seven years of dating. Her belief in a their love and her lover truly paid off as Shahrukh Khan today is the King Khan of Bollywood. It is a beautiful story of faith, trust and belief in love. The couple are still going strong after almost 25 years of marriage and have two beautiful kids. These are just few of the many love stories that can inspire you everyday and prove that cinema isn’t all about gossips and one-the-go relationships. As fairy-tale as Bollywood weddings get.

Srk Gauri

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Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

Saif is the perfect Prince Charming, in fact he is the Nawab of Pataudi. Kareena is the reigning Queen of Bollywood and is also the heiress to the illustrous Kapoor khandhaan. Theirs though wasn’t the perfect royal wedding. The couple had their own share of ups and downs and like a modern mature couple, lived-in and took time before they tied the knot. Saif and Kareena worked in a few films before they fell in love on the sets of their 2007 film, Tashan. The couple then spent time together, lived-in, worked and enjoyed life and understood each other completely before tying the knot a few years ago.

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

They’ve both been at the top of their game when they first met for a photoshoot by Jayesh Seth for Filmfare Magazine. They instantly liked each other and dated for a while before finally getting married more than a decade ago. Twinkle is the modern working mom, with a her own designer line of interior decor and clothing while Akshay has grown by leaps and bounds as an actor, becoming one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood.

Ritiesh Deshmukh and Genelia D’souza

Riteish Deshmukh With Wife

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They first met on the sets of their first film Tujhe Meri Kasam in the year 2003 as teenagers. They fell in love and dated for almost a decade before they finally married in the year 2012. Something every young couple should learn is to hang on, grow and decide on marrying when you’re both very sure. Ritiesh, though he comes from an illustrous political background was struggling as an actor while Genelia was a pretty successful actress down south. They held on for more than ten years, were in a very taxing profession and always apart with Genelia spending most of her time in Hyderabad while Ritiesh was in Mumbai. Add to this, the fact that she is a pretty Goan Christian while he was a typical Marathi Hundu boy! A love story youngsters can relate to, and something they should emulate as well.

Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra

Rani Mukerji married her long-time lover and producer Aditya Chopra at a private ceremony in the Italian countryside. The couple have being seeing each other for years but have never come out openly about it. Adi Chopra’s media-shy nature only made public even more curious about their relationship. This is what Rani Mukerji had to say after her wedding in the year 2014, “I would like to share the happiest day of my life with all my fans all over the world whose love and blessings have been part of my journey all these years. I know that all my well-wishers who have waited for this day will be really happy for me. It was a beautiful wedding in the Italian countryside with just a few of our close family and friends with us. The one person I missed terribly was Yash Uncle, but I know he was there with us in spirit and his love and blessings will always be with Adi and me. I have always believed in fairy-tales and with God’s grace my life has been exactly like one, and now as I enter the most important chapter of my life – the fairy-tale continues.”

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