According to the legend, marriages can be made in heaven, broken in court and performed on earth. Bolywood’s celebrities marry and their fans are sure to be enchanted by the fairytale ending. However, even though they may appear happy ever after on the screen, real-life Bollywood couples are not always happy.
To keep a marriage together takes effort. Many Bollywood stars have decided to divorce their spouses over the past decade. Here is a list of divorces in bollywood industry which was not expected:
Hrithik Roshan, Sussanne Khan
They had been married 14 years, and had been together for four years before they got together. The couple divorced after almost a year of separation. Some believe Hrithik was involved in an affair with one of his co-stars. Others think it was a publicity stunt. They share joint custody of their sons Hridaan, and Hrehaan.
Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Akhtar
The Bhaag Milkha Bhaagactor resigned in January 2016 after 15 years of marriage. Adhuna Akhtar, a well-known hairdresser, and the couple have two daughters together: Shakya and Akira. After dating for three years, the two met at the sets of Dil Chahta Hai in 2000 and decided to marry each other.
Malaika Arora & Arbaaz Khan
After 18 years of marriage, Arbaaz and Malaika Arora separated in 2016. Their divorce was finalized in May 2017. They were married in 1998. Both were very successful in their respective careers. Their son Arhaan was born in 2002. Their separation was caused by personal differences and Arbaaz’s financial instability.
Ranvir Shorey and Konkona Sen
Ranvir Shorey, actor, and Konkona S had been dating for four years before finally getting married. After a child and five years, the couple ended their marriage. The couple continue to work together, and keep friendly relations for their son’s sake, even after the divorce.
Chitrangada Sing and Jyoti Gurdhawa
Chitrangada, actress and Jyoti Sing Randhawa were married in an idyllic ceremony in 2011. The couple ended their marriage four years later in 2014. Chitrangada couldn’t spend enough time with her family so she prioritized her acting career. Chitrangada has custody of Zoravar, the son of the couple.
Karishma Kapoor & Sanjay Kapur
After much speculation, the couple finally signed the divorce papers. This divorce is one of the most ugly that the B-town has ever seen. They ended up sharing their fights on public platforms. They remained together until Saif Ali Khan intervened and forced them to end the relationship.
Anurag Kashyap & Kalki Koechlin
They had been married since 2011 and split in 2013. The couple officially divorced in May 2015. They were not expecting to divorce, but they remain close friends.