When it comes to marriage, we only tend to listen to our heart and it always chooses someone who makes us happy!!! Even despite the trend of remarriage in India is not considered as favorable, but remarriages in Bollywood are quite accepted these days. Affairs, live-in, breakups, marriage, divorce, and remarriage, it’s easier to understand rocket science than the matrix of relationship in Bollywood. While some relationships are just gossips, others have much deep-rooted existence.
It is truly said that love defies all of the logics and there is no rule in love. But these second marriages of celebrities have surprised many of their fans, and give us a message that it is okay to fall in love again and give marriage a second chance! Getting married, and staying so, is altogether a different ball game. So, here is a list of glam dolls from the industry who could have won the heart of any eligible bachelors but rather chose to marry divorcees or widowed :
1. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan chose Siddharth Roy Kapoor, a two-time divorcee, as her husband who was previously the Managing Director of Disney India and is currently a film producer. The duo tied the knot in a very private ceremony.
2. Hema Malini
Bollywood’s He-Man Dharmendra and Dream Girl Hema Malini’s love affair created a lot of buzz in the Bollywood. Dharmendra was firstly married to Prakash Kaur in 1954. After several years of marriage, Dharmendra started falling for Hema Malini in the year 1970, on the sets of Tum Haseen Main Jawan. Both of them truly loved each other and despite being the father of 4 children, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Vijeta Deol, and Ajeeta Deol, Dharmendra married Hema Malini without having divorced his first wife for the sake of Hema’s love. To marry Hema Malini, the duo had to firstly adopt Islam since his first wife wasn’t ready to divorce him!! Later he had two more daughters with Hema Malini.
3. Shabana Azmi
The ever graceful Shabana Azmi completed her 35 years of marriage with lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar in 2019. Honey Irani and Javed Akhtar fell madly in love with each other after working together. They got married on March 21, 1972, and became proud parents to Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. But to your utter surprise, Javed secretly found love in the actress, Shabana Azmi and divorced his first wife to marry Azmi.
4. Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji was Yash Raj Film’s leading lady and this is how she came closer to Yash Ji’s son, Aditya Chopra. Though there were always rumors about her dating producer-director Aditya Chopra, she maintained silence over the matter. After her marriage in 2014, she revealed that she started dating Aditya post the finalization of his divorce. The producer-director was firstly married to his childhood love Payal Khanna and divorced her for Rani after 7 years of their marriage.
5. Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu is madly in love with his husband Karan Singh Grover who is an Indian model and actor known for his work in Indian television series. On 2 December 2008, Grover married actress Shraddha Nigam but soon they got divorced after 10 months. Then, the actor married Jennifer Winget, on 9 April 2012 and separated in 2014. Bipasha married a two-time divorcee Karan on 30 April 2016.
6. Smita Patil
She was amongst the most popular heroines of the 80s. Her exceptional acting skills and unconventional beauty were truly eye-catching. She fell in love with Raj Babbar who was already married. Their on-screen pairing helped their bond strengthened their off-screen chemistry. He even left his first wife Nadira to marry Smita.
7. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are definitely the royal and the most happening couple of Bollywood. But in 1991, the Nawab of Pataudi that is, actor Saif Ali Khan who was 21 years old at that time, married Amrita Singh who was 33. But something happened which eventually led to their divorce after 13 strong years of being married. And then, while shooting for the film, Tashan, love bloomed between Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor and after dating for about 5 years, on October 16, 2012, they married and Kareena ended up becoming his second wife.
8. Juhi Chawla
Juhi and Jay Mehta do not make an ideal match. She could easily have married anyone from the Bollywood industry. Yet, she chose a groom who was unsuited because she chose to become a housewife and married to entrepreneur Jay Mehta in 1995 instead of carrying her Bollywood career. Jay Mehta was a widower whose wife died in a plane crash.
9. Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Raj Kundra called off his first wedding after falling in love with Shilpa. The successful and London-based rich businessman, Raj Kundra was earlier married to Kavita. Later this businessman divorced his first wife to tie the knot with Shilpa Shetty.