Bollywood is indeed a dark place as well, that can leave one heartbroken. Relationships happen and break easily too. From married couples having extra-marital affairs, to aspiring actors coming in relationships with producers; Bollywood has seen it all.
Here are 25 Most Controversial Love Triangles Of Bollywood That Made It To The Headlines:
1. Rekha – Amitabh Bachchan – Jaya Bhaduri
Amitabh and Rekha, their love story is no secret, and has never been. The rumours regarding their affair didn’t end despite Amitabh’s marriage with Jaya. They both fell in love on the sets Do Anjaane and ended, both on-and-off screen, with their movie Silsila starring Amitabh, Rekha and Jaya. The on-screen and off-screen love triangle seemed no less than a movie script. There were many speculations about Rekha and Amitabh marrying secretly after Rekha turned up with sindoor and mangalsutra at Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh’s wedding ceremony.
Although the alleged couple parted ways when they saw no future together.
2. Katrina Kaif – Ranbir Kapoor – Deepika Padukone
The beautiful duo, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone met, and love blossomed between the two during the beginning of their career. But, on the sets of Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahaani, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina came close to each other, and the casanova ended up cheating on Deepika. Deepika found out that Ranbir was cheating on her and broke up. In fact Ranbir has admitted to have cheated on Deepika.
3. Shahid Kapoor – Kareena Kapoor – Saif Ali Khan
Who doesn’t like Geet and Aditya from Jab We Met, right? The duo have given us some beautiful Bollywood movies together. Everyone still loves Jab We Met. From being friends, Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor became lovers over a period of time, but soon their relationship wasn’t working anymore. Rumours of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor on the sets of Tashan were enough to create a buzz in the industry. Soon after, Kareena ended her relationship with Shahid and made her relationship public with Saif.
4. Harman Baweja – Priyanka Chopra – Shahid Kapoor
Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja fell in love on the sets of Bollywood movie Love Story 2050 , but soon the film as well as their relationship flopped. Later on she grew closer to Shahid Kapoor during their shoot of Kaminey, but their relationship didn’t last long.
5. Susanne Khan – Hrithik Roshan – Barbara Mori
Just after making his debut in 2000, we found out that Hrithik went on to marry his childhood sweetheart soon after. Although the couple was in highlight regarding several link-ups from time to time. Hrithik got close to his co-star Barbara Mori during the shoot of Kites. The rumours spread like wildfire. The couple soon gave clarifications on the rumours spread. Furthermore, Sussanne and Hrithik ended their 17 year long relationship and went for a divorce in 2014.
6. Abhishek Bachchan – Karishma Kapoor – Sunjay Kapur
It was a big deal when two big and powerful families like the Bachchans and the Kapoors were going to tie the knot. Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor’s engagement was definitely a big deal, but things became bitter between the two abruptly and the marriage was called off. And not so later, Karishma went on to marry industrialist Sunjay Kapur. Although the couple is not together anymore.
7. Salman Khan – Aishwarya Rai – Vivek Oberoi
Everyone knows about the much-in-love couple, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai during the shoot of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. However, things turned sour when Salman was accused of physically and mentally abusing Aishwarya. After they broke up, Aishwarya came closer to Vivek Oberoi, but soon their relationship failed, and many blame it on Salman.
8. Gauri Khan – Shah Rukh Khan – Priyanka Chopra
Although Priyanka and Shah Rukh have always denied these speculations of being together, but there were a number of incidents that says otherwise. Both of them are said to have come closer during the shooting of Don, and they were often seen together late at night. In fact Gauri Khan had made sure that Priyanka won’t be able to land good films. And popular producer and director Karan Johar tweeted a mean comment indirectly about Priyanka.
9. Zarina Wahab – Aditya Pancholi – Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut was very young when she stepped into Bollywood. A young struggler, who met and fell in love with a man 2 decades older than her, Aditya Pancholi. Aditya is married to Zarina Wahab, and is a father, but it did not keep him away from the charms of the young actress. However, things started getting bitter when news of physical abuse started making speculations. And the two soon parted ways.
10. Dino Morea – Bipasha Basu – John Abraham
The Bengali Beauty, Bipasha Basu was together with Dino in a long-term relationship, But soon after they broke up, Bipasha started dating John Abraham, her Jism co-star. Although they were together for almost a decade, the couple called it off. ANd it seems to have been a bitter break-up, as Bipasha prefers not to mention him. But she still remains friends with her ex, Dino.
11. Shilpa Shetty – Akshay Kumar – Twinkle Khanna
Did you know? That Akshay had been two-timing with Shilpa Shetty and her best friend Twinkle Khanna? Romance blossomed between Akshay and Shilpa during the shoots of Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Although Shilpa was deeply and madly in love with him, but Akshay was two-timing her all along; and with none other than her best friend, Twinkle Khanna. This incident left her devastated. and the revelation led to their break up. Akshay is now married Twinkle.
12. Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif – Ranbir Kapoor
Katrina Kaif started dating Salman Khan, and the fans loved the couple. But during the shooting of Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani, Ranbir and Katrina were closer than ever. After which Katrina ended her relationship with Salman. Although Ranbir was dating Deepika at the time, he cheated on her. The two couples broke up with their former partners, and later started dating each other officially.
13. Zarine Katrak – Sanjay Khan – Zeenat Aman
Sanjay Khan probably was having an affair with his Abdullah co-star, Zeenat Aman. ALthough Sanjay was then married to Zarine, and she was pregnant with his son at that time, after already having three daughters. Zarine had given up her career as a model to be with Sanjay. Furthermore it is believed that Sanjay and Zeenat had a secret nikaah. But however, things ended badly for Zeenat and Sanjay when he made a scene in public in a heated argument.
14. Vani Ganpathy – Kamal Haasan – Sarika
Kamal Haasan was then married to classical dancer Vani Ganpathy, when he left her for Sarika. Even after 10 years of marriage, Kamal didn’t stop himself from having an extra-marital affair, he has two daughters with Sarika. They were born before Kamal and Sarika could tie the knot. But even after 16 years of marriage, Kamal’s second marriage broke apart as he was in rumours to have an affair with a much younger actress, Simran.
15. Nadira Zaheer – Raj Babbar – Smita Patil
Raj and Nadira met while studying at the National School of Drama, and they got hitched not long after a short dating period. Whereas Raj and Smita met during the shoot of Satish Misra’s film Bheegi Palken, and who knew that love will bloom between them; despite the fact that he was married with kids by then. He separated from Nadeera to wed Smita. At the point when Smita died in 1986 because of childbirth-related complications, Raj returned to Nadeera.
16. Yogita Bali – Mithun Chakraborty – Sridevi
Mithun was a heartthrob in his initial days in Bollywood. Although he was already together with Yogita Bali, he was in rumours for
dating Sridevi. And it was also in rumours that Sridevi and Mithun had secretly tied the knot in the 1980s. But, Sridevi soon realised that Mithun would never leave his wife and publicly accept her, she broke it off with him and decided to move on.
17. Mona Shourie – Boney Kapoor – Sridevi
Father of two, Boney Kapoor, was already happily married to Mona Kapoor, before Sridevi started living in their house. Boney Kapoor and Sridevi came close to each other during this time, and Mona was unaware about the secret relationship. But, soon the whole world came to know about this hidden relationship when Sridevi was pregnant with Boney’s child amidst everything. And soon after, Boney and Mona got a divorce and ended their marriage.
18. Poonam Chandiramani – Shatrughan Sinha – Reena Roy
Shatrughan Sinha and Reena Roy were a hit couple both on-screen and off-screen in Bollywood, although Shatrughan wasn’t a bachelor. After doing a few films together, they grew fond of each other and became close. Reena wanted to get married to Shatrughan, knowing that he was already married to Poonam Sinha. But he refused to marry her, leaving Reena with no other choice, but end the relationship.
19. Honey Irani – Javed Akhtar – Shabana Azmi
Javed Akhtar was already married to Honey Irani and had two kids when he fell in love with Shabana Azmi. Although, Javed divorced Honey Irani later on, to get married with Shabana. Even though Shabana’s parents were against their marriage, they went ahead to tie the knot.
20. Prakash Kaur – Dharmendra – Hema Malini
We all know that Dharmendra fell head over heels in love with the Bollywood ‘s ‘Dreamgirl’, Hema Malini, on the sets of Tum Haseen Main Jawan. Even after being married to Prakash Kaur and a father of two, it did not stop him from charming Hema. After taking her time, Hema Malini finally said yes to his proposal and married him. But both the actors converted to Islam before marriage, since Dharmendra’s first wife refused to divorce him.
21. Krishna Kapoor – Raj Kapoor – Nargis
No one could keep their eyes off Nargis, as she was a sight to behold. And Raj Kapoor, although married to Krishna Kapoor, fell in love with Nargis. But, the romance couldn’t last long as the actor refused to leave his wife for Nargis. Nargis was left heart-broken, and got separated from him and later went on to marry Sunil Dutt.
22. Geeta Roy – Guru Dutt – Waheeda Rehman
Guru Dutt and Geeta Roy were in a happy marriage until the actor met Waheeda Rehman. And furthermore he launched her Hindi film career in Bollywood with CID. The growing proximity between the Guru and Waheeda created a tension in his marital life. And as a result, Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt eventually separated, and moved on.
23. Nagma- Sourav Ganguly- Dona Ganguly
Yes, you read it right! the ex-Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly was in a serious relationship with Nagma in 2001, but it was always a secret. After being in a serious relationship for some time, the two part ways and the reason was totally vague and foolish. Whenever India lost any match, people would start blaming Nagma for being a distraction in Sourav’s life.
24. Nagma- Sharath Kumar- Chaya Sarathkumar
After her break up with Sourav Ganguly, she fell in love with South Indian actor, Sharath Kumar. Sharath Kumar who was already married when he met Nagma, the controversy around the affair was always on highlights. When Sharath’s wife, Chaya got to know about his affair with the actress, she soon filed for divorce and left him. Furthermore, after the controversy, Nagma decided to part ways with Sharath, but Sharath started giving her death threats. This forced Nagma to leave her filmy career in the South Industry.
25. Preeti Kishan- Ravi Kishan- Nagma
After saying goodbye to the South Indian films, Nagma decided to try her luck in the Bhojpuri films and went on to star in many movies with the Bhojpuri superstar, Ravi Kishan. And yet again, she grew closer to a much-married Ravi Kishan. But, as a matter of fact, Ravi’s wife was fine with their extra-marital affair. Although Nagma never accepted her relationship with the Bhojpuri star, Ravi openly talked about it.