Madhuri Dixit's Link-Ups
The diva has had her share of controversial link-ups too!
ANIL KAPOOR RUMOURS
They shared sizzling chemistry
After Ghai, Madhuri was linked with her favourite co-star, Anil Kapoor. They shared sizzling chemistry on-screen and according to reports back then, their off-screen chemistry was great too! Madhuri denied everything once again but the media believed otherwise. Anil promoted Madhuri heavily and they shared a common secretary – Rakesh Nath (Rikoo). Reportedly, Subhash Ghai had advised Madhuri to hire Anil's secretary. The Anil-Madhuri combo worked like magic at the box office. After Tezaab, they starred in a string of hits like Ram Lakhan, Jamai Raja, Kishen Kanhaiya and Beta to name just a few. Soon Madhuri was known as part of the Kapoor clan. In fact, she never even acted with Amitabh Bachchan at the time thanks to her proximity to Subhash Ghai and Anil. Reportedly, they were Big B's sworn rivals at the time. Some media reports claimed that Madhuri only used Anil to enhance her career while he was genuinely fond of her. Refuting these reports, Madhuri said in an interview, "I've worked with all the heroes yet my name was linked with Anil." Though, Anil was silent about the rumours then, he recently confessed in an interview that the stories about his and Madhuri's affair were planted by him. He said tongue-in-cheek, "Woh toh maine khud dale the! I spread those rumours myself to bring some spice in my otherwise boring life!" But insiders say Anil was hurt when Madhuri, flying high after Parinda and Beta, moved on to other heroes like Aamir and Salman Khan.
FALLING FOR DEADLY DUTT
A doomed relationship
Bollywood was in for a shock when stories of Madhuri falling for Bollywood's bad boy, Sanjay Dutt, emerged! Sanju was totally smitten by the Maharashtrian mulgi (girl). Apparently, their fondness for each other grew on the sets of Saajan. The news allegedly didn't go down well with Madhuri's father since Sanjay was already married to Richa Sharma. Richa was battling cancer in the US and Madhuri, say sources, lent Sanju a friendly shoulder during this trying time. Crew members allege that she visited him on the sets of his film Andolan and they would spend hours with each other.
Madhuri gets married to Dr Sriram Nene
After her relationship with Sanjay ended, Madhuri, it appeared took control of her life and gave her all to her career. She scaled great heights with films like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Raja, Dil Toh Pagal Hai etc, and became a superstar. However, one fine day she called it quits to get married to a doctor from the US, Sriram Nene. Bidding goodbye to Bollywood, Madhuri led a happy life as a housewife in the US but is now making a grand comeback.