Bollywood is full of rumors about on-screen couples seeing each other in real life. These rumors are generally floated before the release of a movie – a classic promotion strategy. Once the movie is out, the rumors are squashed and the actors move on to their next films. Some on-screen couples have, however, developed deep-seated feelings and remained couples off-screen too. Sometimes, they have continued working together, perfectly balancing out their personal affairs and professional careers. Some of these relationships have resulted in marriage, as in the case of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Ajay Devgn and Kajol, etc. But most of the times, their hectic schedules and close relationships with other actors and actresses have caused these couples to go their separate ways. Here are examples of co-stars who took their love from reel life to real life, and eventually split!
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai
Love bloomed on the sets of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Salman and Aishwarya went on to become the most popular couple in B-town. All was well until Ash started working with other actors. Rumors float that Salman would frequent her sets and create a ruckus in front of everyone, causing the actress to be deeply embarrassed. Naturally, this unstable couple did not last very long.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif
Lovers Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan started making headlines before the release of their first movie, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. The duo continued working together for Partner and Yuvvraaj, keeping coy about their relationship in the media. Ranbir Kapoor’s closeness to the actress on the sets of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani is said to be the cause of their break-up.
Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor
Shortly after Salman and Katrina broke up, the actress started dating her Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani co-star, Ranbir Kapoor, who was at the time in a relationship with Deepika Padukone. After Deepika broke up with Ranbir because of his cheating ways, he and Katrina began dating openly, until recently when they split and their marriage was called off.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
The two actors met on the sets of Bachna Ae Haseeno, where Ranbir plays a Casanova, who eventually falls for Deepika’s character. The truth could not be far from the storyline. The couple began to date off-screen, until his rumored relationship with co-star Katrina Kaif started making headlines. Deepika dumped Ranbir and moved on to date her Ramleela co-star, Ranveer Singh.
Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh
Anushka starred opposite Ranveer in his debut film Band Baaja Baaraat, where they play friends who become business partners and ultimately fall in love. The actors too, started off as friends and began dating by the end of the movie. Their rocky relationship was off and on for three years, until the couple finally separated ways for good. Even after their break-up, they continue to remain good friends.
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor
Shahid and Kareena met on the sets of Fida and hit it off right away. Their chemistry in Jab We Met made them Bollywood’s favorite couple. There are several rumors to their break-up – some implying that it was because of Kareena’s growing proximity to Saif Ali Khan during the making of Tashan, while others were linking Shahid’s personal connection to his Kismat Konnection co-star, Vidya Balan.
Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra
With a knack of dating his co-stars, Shahid moved on to Priyanka, when they worked together for Kaminey. Their relationship was mostly kept secretive, with the stars refusing to spill the beans. Their rocky romance continued during their movie, Teri Meri Kahaani, and the couple later went their separate ways. Shahid is now happily married and has since never been linked to any co-star.
John Abraham and Bipasha Basu
The couple had many steamy scenes in their first movie together. After Jism, their relationship continued through many more movies such as Aetbaar, Madhoshi, Shikhar, No Smoking, and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal. They were Bollywood’s steady couple until they split nearly a decade after they started dating. Some sources state that Bips’ growing closeness to Hollywood actor, Josh Hartnett was the prime reason.
Vivek Oberoi and Aishwarya Rai
After her public break-up with Salman Khan, Aishwarya reportedly moved on to her Kyun! Ho Gaya Na… co-star, Vivek Oberoi. This didn’t go down too well with her ex-flame Salman, who, according to Vivek, threatened him with phone calls. Vivek made their altercation public, resulting in the film industry becoming patronizing towards the young actor. He and Ash later fell out as well.
Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar
Their love blossomed on the sets of Main Khiladi Tu Anari and their sizzling hot chemistry was apparent in the hit song Chura Ke Dil Mera. They were the most popular couple of the 90s, until Shilpa found out about Akshay’s alleged affair with her best friend, Twinkle Khanna. Things broke up between them and Akshay moved on to ultimately marry Twinkle.