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We love our Bollywood celebrities and their love affairs. It’s glamorous, controversial and unconventional. Speaking of unconventional, when actors marry their love it is often scanned under a judgemental eye. Indian societies have never failed to disappoint us when it comes to viewing an atypical relationship or marriage. While some people go on to follow their hearts, they hardly notice these stereotypical hurdles presented by our society. When these bold moves are done by our idolised celebrities, in our case, our favourite Bollywood actors, it has an impact on our perspective. Unwinding newer takes on life and marriages, Bollywood couples are breaking the stereotypes.

Here are a Few Bollywood Actors Who Broke the Barrier of Stereotypical Marriages

Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu

The legendary ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ actor, Dilip Kumar married at the age of 42 the love of his life and co-star of some of his films like ‘Gopi’, the beautiful Saira Banu who was just 22 at the time. Their marriage shook ’em all. They are still together and going strong after 52 long years. ‘Age is just a number’. Well said!

Suhasini Mulay

The famous actress who played impacting roles in movies like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Jodha Akbar’ married in 2011 at 60 to a physicist Atul Gurtu who was 65. Bold move! Everybody’s head turned when she surprised everyone with her marriage. ‘There’s no right or wrong time to get married’. Suhasini married when she wanted to get married. No questions asked!

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Kabir Bedi

Kabir Bedi married at 70 to Parveen Dusanj who was 41 at the time. Whoa! Now that’s an age gap to make it a controversy. It was a 29 year age gap and it was Kabir Bedi’s 4th marriage. Recipe for the ultimate squabble. That didn’t stop them from following their hearts.

Neena Gupta

From her current movie ‘Badhai Ho’, that was based on a stereotype, Neena Gupta has set examples to break the barriers of society even in her real life. She has a daughter, Masaba Gupta, who she had with West Indies Captain Viv Richards while in a relationship with him. There she goes being a strong, independent and single mother. Then after a few unsuccessful relationships, Neena found love and said “Yes, I do” at the age of 43.

Rani Mukherjee

Rani was always reserved about her relationship status with Aditya Chopra. Despite the rumors, they both never gave it much attention. And then, in 2014 she got married at 36 to her longtime love Aditya Chopra in a tight-lipped ceremony in Italy. No matter what, Rani never felt the obligation to publicise her own commitments and beliefs.

Urmila Matondkar

Urmila, at 42 surprised everyone by quietly marrying Mir Mohsin Akhtar, who is a professional model from Kashmir and was 34 year old at the time. Her personal and public affairs have always been not too much talked about. This surely gave us a daze and what a beautiful bride she looked! Urmila Matondkar follows no rules but her heart when it comes to marriage.

Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta’s relationship with Ness Wadia was very much in the news and later on, for all the wrong reasons. Anyhow, after that relationship crumbled, Preity, at 41, met the man she is now spending the rest of her life with. As we like to believe, ‘There is delay in God’s house, not darkness’. She married Gene Goodenough, an American who is a financial analyst by profession. We must never lose faith in second chances and marriage.

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan

She broke millions of hearts as she shocked the entire world with the news of her marriage. Aishwarya at 34 married Abhishek Bachchan who was 31 at the time. So basically the age difference was the hot topic of the news then. They are blessed with a baby girl, Aaradhya (7). Despite all the hogwash, this couple is the most exclusive couple till date.

Purab Kohli

One of the most promising and under-rated actor of Bollywood, Purab Kohli broke all the stereotypical barriers by welcoming a girl child out of wedlock with his girlfriend, Lucy Payton and marrying her 2 years later in February 2018. Purab has talked about how he handled the pressure from his parents and relatives but did what he had to regardless.

Milind Soman

The sexiest man alive has found the one for himself and despite the “huge” age gap between Milind Soman (53) and his wife Ankita Konwar(27), they look fab. By huge we meant a 26-year gap. Intriguing enough? They both have set path-breaking examples in our society, whether it’s their initiative at Pinkathon, their own Eco-friendly wedding or just the idea of them being together despite the so-called “age gap”. Age is nothing but a number.

Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia is one of the actors who has done some stirring work in Bollywood and glued us with her wedding photos out on the social media. She married at 37 to her man Angad Bedi, also an actor only 2 years younger than him. Rumours were she had conceived before getting married but who cares? Neha and Angad delivered a baby girl, Mehr earlier this year in November.

Bipasha Basu

We all know Bipasha had a serious and quite long relationship with John Abraham. We almost thought they were gonna get married eventually. But life had something else planned for Bipasha. She married her ‘Alone’ co-star turned boyfriend Karan Singh Grover who is also a contemporary heartthrob. This is Karan’s third marriage and despite the fact that Karan is only 3 years younger than Bipasha, they both went on to be together and tied the knot.

Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu

Soha married her co-star and longtime boyfriend Kunal Khemu at the age of 37. Kunal is 5 years younger to Soha. Well, we still look at Soha and she looks nowhere near 40. Check out heir social media handles to witness this cutest couple ever.

Priyanka Chopra

Last but not the least, the Indian face of global domination Priyanka Chopra has bench-marked her position every place she has been to. Miss World, Quantico, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Padma Shree recipient, Baywatch starrer, People’s Choice Award recipient (twice) she has covered a remarkable journey. The face of an Indian independent woman finally found her life partner in Nick Jonas. We all know who that is. #PriyankaNick has been all over the news. Breaking the stereotypes associated with their marriage; the age difference of 10 years, Nick and Priyanka look just adorable together.

So these were our best chosen Bollywood actors who broke the barriers of stereotypical marriages in style. Which couple is your favourite by the way? Share it in the comments below.

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