5 Bollywood stars who went for arranged marriage
Love and Bollywood go hand-in-hand. Our favorite Bollywood stars have reflected many times that every love story is magical with flowery dating scenes and paparazzi all around. However, there are couples who found their better halves outside B-town and were introduced to each other by their parents and friends. Here are five celebrities who chose arranged marriage over love marriage.
A religious group brought Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput close
Topping the list is Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput, who met through a religious group, Radha Soami Satsang Beas, which the actor and his father followed. Dad Pankaj Kapur played cupid, and the rest is history. The clicked instantly, things began to roll, and Shahid and Mira got married on July 7, 2015. They now have two kids.
A broken heart led Madhuri Dixit to Dr. Shriram Nene
Madhuri Dixit met her husband Dr. Shriram Nene after she was heartbroken. Her rumored relationship with Sanjay Dutt ended on a bad note and she went to visit her brother, Ajit, in the US. There, she met American-Indian Dr. Nene who healed her heart for the rest of her life. The couple got married on October 17, 1999.
No drama, no stalking: Dhanush and Aishwarya got married quietly
In Raanjhanaa, we saw Dhanush stalking Sonam Kapoor's character Zoya. But in real life, his love story was devoid of any such drama. Dhanush, who is the son of South Indian director Kasthuri Raja, is married to superstar Rajinikanth's daughter Aishwarya. Their marriage was arranged by their parents. They exchanged vows on November 18, 2004, at Rajnikanth's house.
Shammi Kapoor and Neila Devi's marriage was also arranged
The 'Junglee Boy' of Bollywood and the legendary face of Indian cinema, Shammi Kapoor married twice in his life. He first ran away and married his first wife Geeta Bali, who later died due to smallpox. It was Shammi's sister-in-law, Krishna Raj Kapoor, who later got him hitched to Neila Devi in 1969.
Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva met each other through families
In Saathiya, we saw Vivek Oberoi elope with Rani Mukerji's character, but in real life, he chose arranged marriage. After breaking up with actress Aishwarya Rai, the actor made up his mind and believed his parents more than anybody. With the help of his father, Suresh Oberoi, Vivek met Priyanka, daughter of famous dancer Nandini Alva. The couple got married on October 29, 2010.