You would have seen these couples on screen, romancing around trees, expressing love till eternity, a status clash between families, a dramatic eloping episode and the victory of true love. But the same seemed to have continued in their personal lives as well and these charming on screen lovers looked forward to transform their ‘reel’ chemistry to ‘real’ chemistry.
Let’s have a sneak peak into the lives of those B-town love birds who got married secretly.
Geeta Bali and Shammi Kapoor
The doe eyed queen of the 1950’s Geeta Bali, chose to marry Shammi Kapoor who was an year younger to her and had not yet attained the stardom in the industry. Shammi kapoor met Geeta Bali on the sets of the film ‘Rangeen Raatain’ where he was playing the lead role and she was doing a cameo in the same film. Love blossomed during the outdoor shoot of the movie in Ranikhet and after 4 months, they got married secretly with only Hari Walia as the sole witness.
Hema Malini and Dharmendra
The ‘Dream Girl’ of every man, Hema Malini chose Dharmendra to be her Prince Charming . He got married to her while he was still married to his first wife. It is said that both of them converted into Islam before marriage and converted back into their own religions, Hinduism and Sikhism respectively after the marriage to avoid complications. Truly, love knows no boundaries.
Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan
The chotte naawab saw Amrita during one of the parties and instantly fell in love with her. A struggling actor then, Saif had to overcome many obstacles for a successful secretive marriage, age being one of the major problems, since Amrita was 10 years older to Saif. After a 13 year old bonding of marriage, they eventually got divorced.
Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
The bubbly girl of bollywood, Juhi Chawla got married to an industrialist Jay Mehta after she got pregnant.Though her career graph went down after marriage, the couple has been doing well as business partners. They own the much talked about Kolkotta Knight Riders team of the Indian Premier League, along with friend and well established actor, Sharukh Khan.
Padmini Kolhapure and Tutu sharma
The actress of the 1980’s fell in love with director Tutu Sharma after she had been cast in the movie ‘Aisa Pyaar Kahaan’. After marriage, she withdrew herself from movies at a very early age of 21, but made a comeback in the Marathi film industry after her son grew up. Love, surely is worth some sacrifices.
Reena Dutta and Aamir Khan
The perfectionist of Bollywood had a near to perfect love story with ex-wife Reena Dutta, who played a small role in his movie Qayamat se qayamat tak. She was involved in his professional career as well, being the producer of Oscar nominated movie ‘Lagaan’. The 15 year old marriage soon fell into dust after the couple was divorced in 2002.
Sridevi and Boney Kapoor
The dusky beauty of South, Sridevi got married to Boney Kapoor after he divorced his first wife, Mona. After much controversy and denials, the couple finally got married.
Rhea Pillai and Sanjay Dutt
As the Don of bollywood was engrossed in his own personal problems with his wife suffereing from dreadful diaster of cancer, he met Rhea Pillai. An air hostess by profession who gave up her profession to pursue a career in modelling. She stood by him during his dark imprisoned days, and waited as his girlfriend only to be his wedded wife on Valentines day.
Pooja Bhatt and Munir Makhija
They met on the sets of Paap which was being produced by Pooja Bhatt. A television personality, the VJ of Channel V, Munish Makhija gt married to Pooja in 2003. Their mariiage in Goa sparked surprises from the world but all well that ends well and the couple is happily married now.
Antara Mali and Che Kurien
Once the leading lady of Ram Gopal Verma movies, Antara Mali secretly tied the knot with Che Kurien, editor of GQ magazine. The affair was well hidden from the media sources and even the wedding celebrations did not attract media attention.The actress who had disappeared from the silver screen for some time suddenly was in limelight after her marriage.