From a time when marriage was considered a sacrosanct relation from which no withdrawal was possible, not just in the current birth, but, also till the next 7 seven births, to a time when divorce is seen as a common place phenomenon, the social constructs of our society really have undergone quite a lot of change. If you are residing in a city like Chandigarh, it is advisable to consult with one of the best divorce lawyers in Chandigarh. Reasons for divorce can vary from incompatibility, being subject to emotional or physical harassment, professional insecurities, to not being able to give sufficient time to the better half etc. However, the most common reason yet remains infidelity. This is all the more common when it comes to the marital lives of our favorite celebrities.
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This blog speaks of five of the most famous divorces of Indian celebrities. But before describing the individual case scenarios, it is important to mention certain factors that were common, not just for the 5 couples mentioned in this blog, but almost all celebrity couple divorces.
- Custody of the child remained with the mother, with the father only possessing visiting rights.
- The father had to bear the expenses of the child, if any, from the marriage. Additionally, the wife also had to be given a lump-sum amount as alimony.
- The couples had been together for more than a decade before their split.
- The divorce was done by way of mutual consent of both the parties involved.
- Amir Khan and Reena Dutta
The ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ of Bollywood, hasn’t had an exactly perfect personal/marital life.
He married Reena Dutta, his first love since childhood, at a tender age of 21 in 1986. Unfortunately, after 16 years of marital bliss, they decided to separate in 2002. However, unlike most other celebrities, their divorce didn’t take an ugly face. It was a rather peaceful affair.
- Hrithik Roshan and Sussane Khan
Their divorce was probably the most heart-breaking, not just for their families, but also their fans, who considered Hrithik be the Greek-God of Bollywood. It is speculated that the possible reason for their separation was Hrithik’s increasing proximity with his co-actors. But it is also said that it was because of Sussane’s extra-marital affair with Arjun Rampal that the two decided to call it quits. It is believed that Sussane had demanded a whopping 400 crore as alimony and Hrithik had indeed succumbed to give 380 crore.
The one-thing uncommon for them is that, instead of Sussane having the sole custody of their kids and Hrithik having merely the visiting rights, both of them have joint custody of their two sons.
- Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan
The couple ended their 18-year marriage from 1998 to 2016. The news was a shock for people even in the film industry since, even though the problems had been going on for a while, apart from the close family members, nobody even had a hint of any problems. In fact, the two even hosted a show called, ‘Power Couple’ together and were often spotted at events and parties together. The reason for their separation is believed to be Malaika’s over-arching successful career when compared to Arbaaz’s average career graph. Also, Malaika has been vocal about the fact that her brother-in-law, Salman Khan was never comfortable with her bold life-style and dressing.
- Saif-Ali Khan and Amrita Singh
The Nawab of Bollywood ended a 13 year marriage with Amrita Singh. Even though their marriage had seen a lot of opposition, especially from Saif’s parents because Amrita was almost a decade older than Saif, but Saif still went ahead as they were deeply in love, only to end in divorce. Their separation was a traumatic experience, especially for Saif, because, unlike other celebrity couples, Saif has admitted that Amrita used to stop their two kids, Sara and Ibrahim, from meeting and visiting him.
- Karishma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur
Karishma Kapoor and Sanjay Kapur too ended their 11 year marriage. Unlike other celebrity divorces, theirs had indeed taken a very ugly turn with fights and accusations going public. She withdrew her consent from mutual consent and accused Sanjay and his mom of domestic violence and harassment for dowry. In turn, Sanjay accused her of marrying him only for money and as a rebound from her broken engagement with Abhishek Bachchan. She withdrew her complaints after he transferred to her name his father’s house in Mumbai. She has custody of their two children and he only has visiting rights.
Apart from these five couples, a lot of other celebrity couples like Farhan Akhtar and Adhuna Bhabani, Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin, Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey, also decided to part ways with each other for the better.
With the bygone year of 2018 being a year-full of a new set of Bollywood marriages, like Priyanka-Nick, Sonam-Anand, Deepika-Ranveer, Virat-Anushka, it now remains to be seen how many of these actually stand the test of time.