Bollywood love stories always have a perfect ending. The reel love stories have set unrealistic standards, haven’t they? The thing with love though, it requires a little of luck to be on your side. You can love anyone you wish to and so can they. But if you’re the luckiest person in the whole world, the person you love will love you back.

Unfortunately, their fate with love in real life wasn’t as happy as it was in the movies. The chances these Bollywood actors gave love weren’t fruitful.

Raj Kapoor and Nargis


‘Pyaar hua, ikraar hua. Pyaar se kyun phir darta hai dil.’ 

Well, turns out, they didn’t really listen to their own song. Raj Kapoor was linked with every actress he worked with. Nargis, on the other hand, was a few films old in the industry when she met him. Their first meeting has been enacted on screen in Bobby by Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor. Raj Kapoor believed that Nargis was the biggest star attraction. The posters of Barsaat and Aah were both focused on her.

The two went on to do 16 films together and their on-screen chemistry was enchanting. It was obvious that the two were truly and madly in love. It is said that Nargis waited for him to leave his wife but he was reluctant. After almost a decade, Nargis gave up on the relationship. She met Sunil Dutt on the sets of Mother India.

Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha


‘Pardesia, yeh sach hai piya sab kehte hai maine tujhko dil de diya.’ 

Quite literally, though. The way Rekha talks about Amitabh Bachchan is the purest thing we’ve seen. There is something about the way she talks about him if you haven’t seen her interview with Simi Grewal, we suggest you should.

When they first met at the sets of Do Anjaane, sparks flew and Rekhaji was in awe of Amitabh Bachchan. They went on to do 7 films together. Silsila was the last film they did together. The two were magic on and off screen.

Zeenat Aman and Sanjay Khan


‘Badal ke meri tum zindigani, kahin badal na jaana sanam.’

Zeenat Aman got married to Feroz Khan’s brother Sanjay Khan. Zeenat Aman was abused physically and emotionally in that marriage as Sanjay was possessive. She was beaten and her face was injured. This gruesome marriage led her to depression.

She got married to an actor, Mazhar Khan. She had two sons from their marriage.

“In our lives, you may be ready for certain things… you may be ready for certain changes. And the person who happens to be there at that point of time in your life, you try to fit into what your needs are.” 

He continued to have extramarital affairs with other women. Zeenat Aman was back to where she started, yearning for love and affection. It’s unfair how destiny can make a person emotionally exhausted. She took a formal separation from Mazhar Khan. Till today, she has taken care of her sons and not married again. This is what Simi Grewal has to say about her:

“Zeenat never shared her life. She just gave it away…”

Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty


‘Meri dhadkano ko samjho, tum bhi mujhse pyaar karlo.’

Both are happily married today but we all know the chemistry they shared on screen might not be recreated again. Dhadkan was the last movie they worked on together. There is no doubt they sizzled on screen and off both. There were a lot of women linked to Akshay back then. The rumor mills went on for a year. Unfortunately, their love story didn’t last for a long time, Akshay got married to Twinkle around the same time. Also, it is said that Shilpa and Twinkle were best friends when this happened.

“Akshay Kumar used me and conveniently dropped me after he found someone else”, said Shilpa in an interview. When asked if she was upset about her break-up she said, “Don’t I have reasons to be upset? When you love someone and all along don’t realize that you are being taken for a ride, it can be very annoying. I never imagined that he could two-time me, and that too all along our relationship.”

The two are cordial today too.

 Dilip Kumar and Madhubala


‘Jab pyaar kiya toh darna kya.’

Salim and Anarkali had a sparkling chemistry off-screen as well. The two were head over heels in love with each other. They didn’t even shy away from the media. At the premiere of their movie Insaaniyat, they walked in hand in hand.

Like a typical Bollywood movie, the father of the girl was against the relationship and didn’t give her permission to marry Dilip Kumar.

During the famous court case of Naya DaurDilip Kumar proclaimed in the courtroom that, “I love Madhubala and I shall always love her till the day she dies.” 

Love comes with a little bit of luck. Doesn’t it?