SHABANA-JAVED MARRY IN SECRET AT MIDNIGHT
The night of December 9, 1984 was a historic one in Bollywood. Unknown to the world, hush-hush wedding preparations were being made at Janki Kutir, Shabana Azmi’s parental home. A maulvi was called to perform the ceremony and sworn to secrecy. And at the stroke of midnight, Shabana and Javed Akhtar were bound together in a nikaah. It was being kept a secret from Honey Irani, Javed’s first wife, since their divorce came through officially only in 1985. A defeated Honey had no choice but to accept it. Ironically, much earlier, when Honey was to marry Javed in 1972, her mother prophesied, “Let her marry him, she will learn a lesson and come home…”
SANJAY TIES THE KNOT
Sanjay was serving a sentence when he started dating Rhea. Hopelessly in love with her, they had a rather reckless marriage. Apparently, they were playing Truth & Dare at The Chambers (Hotel Taj Mahal) and the dare pointed to marriage. So off they went to a temple and tied the knot! Much later they made it official and had a proper ceremony, only to divorce in 2005. A few years later Manyata entered Sanjay’s life, against his family’s wishes. And that’s when Sanjay performed the midnight trick again! He whisked Manyata off to a temple for the ceremony. Later that they had an official wedding in Goa!
SANJAY- ZEENAT FRACAS
Marriage cemented the romance between Sanjay Khan (already married to Zarine) and Zeenat Aman in 1978. But in 1980, the relationship took a bizarre turn when Sanjay asked for her dates to reshoot portions of Abdullah, while she had committed her dates to another film. She went to his house to explain and was told he was at a private party. Fatal mistake! Sanjay, who was present with his wife Zarine at the party, apparently took Zeenat to a room where they had a bitter fight. A physical tussle ensued and eventually, a hotel staff and her hairdresser helped Zeenat get out.
THE REKHA- RAJ BABBAR DRAMA
Rekha and Raj Babbar were shooting for a film when her relationship with a superstar was going through a bad patch. Shooting in Delhi for a long spell brought Raj and Rekha close. But later, when they returned to Mumbai, one night, Rekha stormed into Raj’s office where the two exchanged heated words. She ran out of the office and on to the road, with Raj following her. But apparently her superstar BF was waiting outside in his car. Rekha ignored both and just ran away!