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5 Bollywood couples we almost forgot about

All's well that ends well

By ELLE team  April 16th, 2018

Our degree of involvement in the lives of Bollywood couples is probably not the healthiest. In some cases, we don’t really understand why said movie stars are together in the first place, while in others, we land up feeling like a child of divorce when the relationship ends. And while we’re still nursing hope for Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor to make amends and enhance that Kapoor gene pool, there are other Bollywood couples whose conscious coupling we’d nearly forgot about, like a repressed memory from a painful past. 

Shahid Kapoor’s tumultuous break-up with Kareena Kapoor may still provide juicy fodder for the rapid fire round of Koffee With Karan, but do you remember the serious rumours about his dalliance with a certain global conqueror called Priyanka Chopra. Uday Chopra’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it career passed us by nearly as fast as his relationship with a lissome Nargis Fakhri.

In a throwback to remind you that all is fair in love and Bollywood, we pay homage to those long-forgotten Bollywood couples. 

Bollywood couples we almost forgot dated:

Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor

The Kapoor family has never bothered to hide the fact that they've planned for total Bollywood domination. Whether it’s by populating the industry with their progeny or by marrying into other large Bollywood dynasties. So when Abhishek and Karisma announced their union at Amitabh’s 60th birthday, no one was really surprised. After all, the Kapoors already had a foot in with the Bachchans thanks to Raj Kapoor’s grandson’s marriage to Shweta Bachchan. Though both have gone on to marry other people since, it seems the ice hasn't fully melted between the two.

Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty

We totally get how Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar were a couple.  The two probably ate diet meals and worked out together constantly. But they didn’t last longer than a good deal on a gym membership. We suspect it’s because Akshay Kumar didn’t allow Shilpa to have her weekly Sunday binge. Though, Shilpa does insist it was Akshay having one too many cheat days...


Nargis Fakhri and Uday Chopra

While these two didn’t confirm their relationship, they did constantly have some uhm…strange Twitter exchanges. They were also photographed hanging out on multiple occasions. Normally, we would give them the benefit of the doubt but Nargis did disappear surprisingly fast after the rumoured break-up and her Instagram posts definitely took a turn for the philosophical. Also, no rumoured couple or actual couple has attempted to deny their relationship as much as these two. Did we mention how strange the Twitter exchanges were?

Whatever it was, thank you for being over because Twitter was becoming a painful, painful place.



Arpita Khan and Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor’s obsession with the Khan family didn’t start with Salman. When he was 18, Kapoor dated Arpita Khan for two years. We imagine Arpita wasn’t too happy when Arjun started dating another close friend of the family, Sonakshi Sinha. Was Salman Khan his mentor or matchmaker?

Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor

It’s been nearly ten years since Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor’s rumoured relationship. And while everyone assumes it was the tumultuous end to Shahid's relationship with Kareena that turned the star off dating actresses, we could well be overlooking the heartbreaking skills of PC. Priyanka and Shahid were briefly linked in 2009 when they appeared together on Koffee with Karan. It didn't help either that Kareena couldn't be in the same room as Priyanka without shooting daggers at her. But on a more recent talk show, when asked if a leading lady had ever cheated on him, Shahid Kapoor replied in the affirmative. We assume it happened for the better, because Shahid grew up and got sexy. On the other hand, Priyanka got super famous. But mot importantly, Bollywood got an arranged marriage love story like never before