What is the one thing that Bollywood is famous for, besides films? Controversies! We as Indians always love a little filmi gossip in our lives about our favorite stars, especially if they’re getting hooked or getting their hearts broken. Be it a simple coffee table discussion, or a heated debate at the parliament; the Shiv Sena making a nuisance about a movie (My Name is Khan, 2010), or activists creating an uproar for the sake of history (Mangal Pandey: The Rising, 2005; Jodhaa Akbar, 2008). Kareena Kapoor is notoriously famous for creating controversies, first with her public lip lock with Shahid Kapoor and then a public show of affection towards current beau, Saif Ali Khan. Let’s take a glimpse of 10 of the hottest, most controversial ‘jodis’ of Bollywood that have made news in the recent past.
10. Akshay Kumar & Shilpa Shetty
Action star Akki is well known for his affairs with his co-stars. First it was Raveena Tandon and then came hottie Shilpa Shetty. After Shilpa, his next and perhaps last, love interest has been his current wife Twinkle Khanna. Now he is happily married with 2 adorable kids. However, a few days back he again came under the limelight in connection with Priyanka Chopra, but the rumors were short lived as both the stars rubbished all hyped reports.
9. Amisha Patel & Vikram Bhatt
Amisha Patel could not make it as big as expected onscreen but she surely has become a controversy queen. She has had a live-in relationship with producer director Vikram Bhatt. After 2 years of the affair they have now called off the relationship.
8. Bipasha Basu & Dino Morea
Bipasha Basu is one of the few bold actresses on the silver screen who dares to challenge the society. We cannot stop praising the hot jodi of John Abraham and Bipasha today but before that she was tuned with Dino Morea. Now it seems they have become ‘good friends’ and seem to have no grudges on their break up.
7. Lara Dutta & Kelly Dorji
This is perhaps the longest affair known in the film industry, almost 12 years in a row. Lara Dutta and Kelly Dorji were friends since their teenage years. The two entered the film industry together and faced the struggle period as they consoled each other. Recently, even this rocky relationship was broken off for (as the tinsel town rumors go), Kelly suspected Lara was cheating on him with Dino Morea.
6. Saif Ali Khan & Amrita Singh
Saif Ali Khan was married much before entering the film industry. Amrita was too old for him and yet they made a great couple and all seemed straight out of a Mills and Boon novel. Not only romance, but they had 2 great kids. But, as Saif became successful on the silver screen, he found his options opening. He started seeing Italian model Rosa, who soon became his steady girlfriend. As a result, the Amrita and Saif have divorced and the legal custody of the kids lies with their mother. Now, Saif has again moved on and has a much publicized relationship with the super hot Kareena Kapoor. Only time will tell how long this one lasts!
5. Amitabh Bachchan & Rekha
Talking of affairs, let’s go into flashback. Big B and Rekha are two legendary names can never be praised enough. There was a time when they had an affair and were even looking to get married. But the film rumors say that Bachhan’s father, the great poet Harivansh Rai refused for this marriage as he treated it inauspicious astrologically. Soon after, Amitabh Bachchan married Jaya Bhaduri, the top star of that era and he became lucky ever since then. Rekha however has remained a spinster till now…wonder why?
4. Preity Zinta & Ness Wadia
Preity and Ness projected a picture perfect romance in the earlier season of IPL. This year the romantic stew is off the heat and they are seen together looking in opposite directions. The IPL conferences were attended by both of them together but only as cold shouldered business partners. The ever chirpy Zinta seemed stern and dry with Ness now.
3. Aamir Khan & Reena
Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan called off his marriage around 2 years back. His wife Reena was bold, smart and active but she was never a part of the film industry. This was followed on by his second marriage with assistant director in the films Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai, Kiran Rao. Kiran is now producing and directing a film Dhobi Ghat, that stars her hubby Aamir.
2. Salman Khan and Aishwarya
This is perhaps the most intriguing love affair that had many twists and turns in the story. Salman came up with many good films with Aishwarya. At one point the scene got ugly. Salman had become over possessive and there were reports hitting the headlines from the sets of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ almost everyday. Salman was also seen lousing around in a drunken state in the mid of the night around Aish’s house. When she backed out, Salman backfired quite many times, but it only got uglier. Ash soon had a short-lived fling with Viveik Oberoi who made a huge issue of her ex-beau Salman in a press conference. Now of course, Aish is content being the Bachchan bahu and is happily married.
1. Shahid Kapur & Kareena Kapoor
Shahid and Kareena had a dreamy romance that woke up to a tough reality. Their affair hit the news in a very bad taste with the MMS of the two of them in a passionate lip lock. The two separated after much ho-hulla. Apparently now the things between them are so bad, that recently Kareena refused to do a film with Shahid. Kareena is now seeing Saif Ali Khan and they seem to be quite the love birds!