The world of celebrity romance is certainly a tumultuous one. There are former flames who chose to remain friends, even appearing on screen together post-break-up, while others ended on more salty terms. From cheating scandals and heated exchanges, to even refusing to work together after a messy split, here are the five of the biggest Bollywood celebrity break-ups.
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai
It’s impossible not to include Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s break-up on this list. The once golden couple started dating after they worked in the classic Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999 but ended their relationship in 2002. What followed after were heated accusations between the former couple. Rai told The Times of India that Khan had physically abused her. She also told the newspaper that he cheated on her.
Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor
While she is now a mum of two with hubby Saif Ali Khan, Kapoor previously had a five-year romance with actor Shahid Kapoor. The two started dating in 2004 a week after meeting each other and were always vocal about their relationship in interviews.
Bipasha Basu and John Abraham
Known as the OG model-turned-actress in Bollywood, Bipasha Basu and John Abraham dated for almost 10 years before calling it quits. The beloved couple met on the sets of their erotic thriller film Jism in 2003 and stayed rock solid before breaking up in 2011. According to India Today, it is rumoured that Abraham’s infidelity and commitment issues were behind the split.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
Apart from thriving film careers, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone also shared an interesting dating history. Let’s rewind back to 2007 when the two dated after working together in Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008). The couple then declared their young love to the world and Deepika even had Ranbir’s initials tattooed on the back of her neck. However, their two-year relationship ended with an ugly break-up. Rumour has it that Kapoor cheated on Padukone with another enigmatic starlet Katrina Kaif.