The Big Brother Of All Love Stories: The Raj Kundra Shilpa Shetty Wedding

She is one of Bollywood’s most popular actresses. He is a rich, good looking businessman from London. They started off as business partners. Then, they started dating and finally tied the knot in 2009. We’re talking about Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra, the co-owners of the Rajasthan Royals franchise of the Indian Premier League. Actually, co-owners of the Rajasthan Royals which is now banned from competing in the IPL. But let’s leave that aside. Let’s take a look at the positives. As another year comes to an end, the couples are celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary.

Let’s take a look at their love story and how things unfolded.

The Love Story

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The couple first met for business purposes. Raj was helping Shilpa out with the promotions of her perfume brand, S2. However, when the media started to speculate about their relationship, Raj squashed the rumours by saying, ‘We are just friends. I have a business relationship with Shilpa regarding her perfume’.

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Time passed by and the IPL happened. They decided to pool in their resources and become co owners of the Rajasthan Royals franchise. They were seen spending more time together. They were spotted together at the IPL matches and outside too. In an interview, Shilpa said ‘I am dating somebody. I hope he will be the one, but I don’t want to say too much because it is still very early in our relationship.’ She also said, ‘He respects and understands what I do, and its nice to be cared for. I have been very lonely for a very long time, and its nice to know I have somebody to look forward to seeing at the end of the day’.

However, when asked if it was Raj Kundra that she was dating, she simply smiled and said, you’ll have to wait and watch. But with Shilpa Shetty, there’s always a twist in the tale and it was no different this time around.

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The Twist

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Raj Kundra was already married and had a new born baby. Raj’s ex wife, Kavita accused Shilpa of breaking their marriage. She said, it was because of Shilpa that Raj left her and her new born daughter. She was quoted as saying, ‘Shilpa is a cultural icon in the Indian community, but she’s not what she appears. She can have any man she wants. There are plenty of single men. She didn’t need to go after my husband.’

A very disturbed Shilpa responded by saying, ‘I am really upset by what she said. She knows very well that I didn’t even know her husband when she walked out on him.’

Raj Kundra came out with a similar statement too. ‘My marriage ended 12 months ago and it was nothing to do with Shilpa.’

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There were more speculations and controversies that followed. There were rumours that Shilpa was pregnant even before marriage. However, the couple withstood all the controversies and finally tied the knot in 2009. Before taking the plunge into matrimony, Shilpa said, ‘I’ve always said that the day I decide to tie the knot, it’s going to be for good. I have often wondered who the right person would be and I’ve come to realise that for me, it is Raj. I’m completely sure he is my soul mate.’

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The Big Fat Indian Wedding

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The wedding took place on the 22nd of November, 2009. Both the pre wedding bash and the wedding itself took place in Shilpa’s friends farm house in Khandala. However, the engagement that happened a month before the wedding took place at Raj’s bunglow in Juhu.

On the wedding day, Shilpa looked stunning in a heavily embroidered red bridal saree designed by Tarun Tahiliani while Raj was seen wearing a golden and maroon coloured Sherwani. The guest list for the wedding was restricted to family members only.

On the 24th of November 2009, the couple hosted a reception at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai where the who’s who of B-town made their presence felt. Shilpa looked gorgeous in a golden gown styled saree designed by Tarun Tahiliani while Raj looked dapper in a black sherwani designed by Shantanu and Nikhil.

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The guest list included Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri, Hrithik Roshan with wife Suzzane, actresses Rani Mukherjee, Rekha and former IPL Chairperson Lalit Modi. If sources are to be believed, the guests that showed up were close to 500.

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Raj said, in an interview with Filmfare, ‘It was love at first sight. From the moment I saw her, I knew I’d love her to be my life partner. She’s got an angelic side to her. Her homely side grew on me as I got to know her. She’s a great housewife. She’s a supermom! She’s the wind beneath my wings and I try to be her support system. We are each others strengths.’

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Shilpa said, she found her real life hero when she met Raj. ‘Raj is the ideal Raj, like Raj from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.’

On the occasion of their anniversary Shilpa wrote on her twitter handle, ‘Wishing you a happy anniversary Raj Kundra. My real life hero. I can’t thank god enough for having you in my life. You are the best Hubby. Love You.’

What Attracts Successful Single Women To Married Men

Why do single women even choose to have affairs with married men? Why do they have to chase the married ones? The internet is abuzz with varied opinions, hate-filled comments, justifications and explanations given by anyone and everyone regarding this one question. Now we’ve spoken to women (those who have actually dated married men), spoke to the experts (the type who try to decipher why some women do so) and the men too (yeah, the married ones who have actually dated single women). After carefully analyzing all the responses, without taking sides or preaching what is good or bad, we present to you the top 4 reasons that might throw some light on why single women go after the married men. Feel free to read and agree or disagree.

1. Love. Blind Love.

It is said that love makes you do all sorts of crazy things. When in love, most people don’t realise why they do things that they do. People have defined love and have tried to relate the good and bad associated with it but no one has been able to explain as to why one would even fall in love with a married man in the first place. When asked, most women say “It just happened and I didn’t even realise it.”

2. Sex

Most women we spoke to said that they actually believed that married men are good in the bed. Now we aren’t sure where this stems from but a majority of them think so. So, sex it is!

3. Boosting One’s Self-Worth..

Now, now, now. While most of you might have your swords drawn once you have read this, it is in fact a reason given by women themselves. They say that the thrill of steering a man away from his ‘perfect life and wife’ and making him play to ones tunes actually makes them feel good and in control. We wouldn’t even try to debate that.

4. Just For Fun.

Yes, you read it right. Some women do it just for fun. A few flirty glances exchanged, followed by exchange of phone numbers, a few clandestine meetings, sweet nothings whispered, secret getaways, a few intimate moments and boom! There it ends. All of that just for some fun.

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