It is natural for millions of hearts to break when much-loved celebrity couples call it quits for no matter what reason. Be it Hollywood, Bollywood or Lollywood, there are on-screen pairings that eventually rekindle their romance off-screen and become so perfect in everyone’s eyes that we begin to wish they would last a lifetime. But, unfortunately not every relationship is a fairytale as much as we would like it to be! From Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan to Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, here is a list of former Bollywood power couples that left the world in disbelief when they parted ways, irrespective of their sizzling on and off-screen chemistry.
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
The former couple set the screen ablaze with each project they collectively took on. However, their on-screen pairing hit a new high after the release of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. 1999 was the year Bollywood’s Bad Boy (as he is often referred to!) and Aish became the talk of the town and inevitably one of the most iconic couples in B-town. Their real-life chemistry was no different. They enjoyed several years of being together and were viewed as a match made in heaven once upon a time. However, due to irreconcilable differences, the duo eventually parted ways. Aishwarya is now married to actor Abhishek Bachchan while Salman is rumoured to be dating Romanian model Iulia Vantur.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif
The Khan of Bollywood has romanced bevvy of beautiful ladies. Katrina followed soon after Aishwarya made an exit from Salman’s life. From Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya to Tiger Zinda Hai, the estranged couple made waves both on and off screen. However, their relationship eventually took a sour turn too and they called it quits. Kat went on to date Ranbir Kapoor and Salman was single for some time. Good thing is, they never let personal woes get in the way of work and were recently seen reigniting their on-screen chemistry in the recently released Bharat.
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif
Now that we already threw shade on their relationship, let’s get into the nitty gritties of it too! It was during the shooting of Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani that Ranbir and Katrina found love in each other. They continued dating even after the filming was wrapped up. Many accused Kat of being the reason Ranbir left Deepika Padukone but no one knows the truth. They too split up eventually and Ranbir eventually developed a liking for Alia Bhatt. He is still in a relationship with Alia while Katrina seems to be happily single!
Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma
Woah woah woah! They attracted shutterbugs wherever they went but reports about their relationship actually started making the rounds after they worked together in Band Baja Baraat. Very soon, Anushka and Ranveer became one of the most favourite Bollywood on-screen as well as off-screen jodis. The young lovebirds hit it off quite well and dated for three years. Soon, they broke up and found the ‘right one’ for themselves. While Anushka tied the knot with cricketer Virat Kohli, Ranveer is now married to Deepika. All is well that ends well!
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan
Every millennial kid loved them! From Fida to Jab We Met, they were both amazing in real life and on reel and everyone noticed the spark in their relationship. They spoke fondly of each other throughout the time they were dating but Kareena eventually became closer to her Tashan co-star Saif Ali Khan and that is where problems allegedly started between them. Simultaneously, Shahid was also linked to Vidya Balan, who had then shared screen space with him in Kismat Konnection. They went their own ways and now have children from their respective spouses too! Kareena married Saif and Shahid tied the knot with Mira Rajput.
Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty Kundra
The play boy is known for romance several girls but Shilpa topped them all! They somehow fell in love during the filming of Chura Ke Dil Mera from the movie Main Khiladi Tu Anari. However, they didn’t last long as apparently Shilpa found out that Akshay was two-timing with her and his now-wife Twinkle Khanna. Shilpa was broken-hearted but her heart healed overtime!
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
Deepika and Ranbir won fans over with films like Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani and Tamasha to their credit. However, while Deeps was supposedly madly in love with Ranbir, he reportedly cheated on her with Katrina. As their relationship hit rock bottom and the two called it quits.
John Abraham and Bipasha Basu Grover
Who didn’t love them? No one! They were #relationshipgoals at one time. And theirs was one celebrity break up that left the world shocked in disbelief. The Jism co-stars were touted as the sexiest couple in B-town but eventually split after nine long years of being together. Bips is now married to Karan Singh Grover and the two enjoy a content and successful relationship!