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The Saga of Bollywood Marriages Breakdown

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It is not always rosy as depicted in the movies. They only do it for acting. Marriages in Bollywood are facing the crucial test of time. Divorces have been common in Hollywood, but since the last 18 months, there have been a series of couples breaking up in Bollywood, after many years of marriage. This not only affects the couple but it is their children who are the most affected. The dysfunctional family is the reality for most of them in Bollywood. It is difficult to maintain any kind of relationship in this fragile film industry, where boundaries are bound to be broken. While some divorces came as no surprise to some, others were. Constant media speculations and rumours fuel most claims, which end in a typical statement release.

Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora

The breakup between actor-director Arbaaz Khan and television host Malaika Arora had been doing the rounds in the media for a while. It was only about a week ago, that the couple confirmed that they are separating, but didn’t talk on the divorce topic. At first, the hints surprised their fans. They were a perfect couple and been married since 1998. They have one son together, Arhaan. Despite Salman Khan’s intervention to save the marriage, Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora decided to call it quits. The real reason is unknown although there are rumours of cheating and financial instability, which are really hard to be proved. Interestingly, the media gave both so much coverage and some argue that none of them deserve so much exposure in the media, as they are not even popular, to begin with. In the end, the statement released is confusing and has been questioned. Therefore, this saga doesn’t end here and expect more stories to come.

Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan

Hrithik and Sussanne represented the perfect couple in Bollywood and were loved by fans – they dated for four years before tying the knot in 2000. However, a few days before their 13th marriage anniversary, they decided to call it quits. In April 2014, the two filed for a divorce, which was finalised in November last year. They have two children together. Alleged affairs from both parties made things really difficult and the intrusion of privacy in both their lives were not respected by the media. According to their lawyers, they have filed for divorce by mutual consent. Fabricated stories did their usual rounds regarding the divorce alimony but all rumours were put to rest, by Hrithik. However, the recent alleged affair of Hrithik Roshan, which has become the talk of B-Town, has made things more difficult for the children and Sussanne Khan.

Karisma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur

Karisma Kapoor is always making the headlines for all the relationship issues lately. While her divorce with Sanjay Kapur is in process, the media has made sure to cover every little detail about it. After tying the knot on September 29, 2003, the couple couldn’t hit the right chords during the course of their relationship. The fissures became public over the years. Their wedding was a grand media affair and ditto for the divorce. Nothing surprising here. They have two children together, Samaira and Kiaan — aged ten and five, respectively. Furthermore, the divorce case became the number one headline when both parties started making bitter allegations against each other. Karisma Kapoor’s father, Randhir Kapoor even made harsh declarations against Sanjay Kapur. The real reasons for the divorce are unclear, although it has been reported that it is cheating. The murky legal battle continues and expect more allegations in this case. Meanwhile Karisma recently posted a picture of her two kids on Instagram, revealing her ‘Ki and Ka’ (sister Kareena latest movie) of her life.

Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani

The recent divorce of actor, singer and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar was the most surprising as the kind of person he has been portrayed in the television media and on-screen, made him seem sensible and matured. Nevertheless, after 16 years of marriage, the press release mentioned that they parted way amicably. He has two daughters, Shakya and Akira, with his celebrity hairstylist wife Adhuna Bhabani. The multitalented artist’s personal life has been surrounded by rumours of link-ups with his co-actors but he hasn’t confirmed any of those rumours.

In some cases, it is shocking to see marriages falling apart, especially for big stars, who are seen as role models. While the media has a huge part of responsibility in reporting, it is also well-known that a lot of these couples remain in the spotlight while the PR machinery is in process, which deeply questions the right to privacy, requested by the couples in their official statement.

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Pratyusha Banerjee – Sad Demise

Ki & Ka has an excellent weekend