When Bollywood celebs indulged in public display of affection
Not a week goes by when we don't come across a rumour or two about Bollywood actors dating in secrecy. To make matters more intriguing, rarely does a couple go on record about their relationship status with minimum fuss. Which is one of the reasons why speculations don't end at all.
Anushka Sharma was applauding when Virat Kohli blew air kisses to her, after completing his half-century against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad last week. This act marked the first public display of affection between the two lovebirds
Not that anybody's complaining but it's indeed a breath of fresh air to witness a couple with filmi associations to declare their love in public. Like Virat Kohli did recently with his flying kiss for Anushka Sharma. Fortunately, he is not alone in making the most of media attention. hitlist points out them along with others who walked out in style...
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
Lowdown: In spite of photographs suggesting the closeness these lovebirds shared over the last year, the two dedicatedly kept saying that they were just friends who enjoyed who each other's company. Fair enough. And just when it was more than obvious, these personalities from two of the most followed disciplines in India stole the limelight during an intense cricket match. All Virat had to do was send a flying kiss to his girlfriend in the stands.
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan
Lowdown: Once while talking to us, Bebo reminisced about 'Tashan' (2007) and the backlash her zero size figure in the film got her. But not before expressing gratitude to her stars for she found her future husband - Saif, of course - on the sets of the Vijay Krishna Acharya's film.
Moreover, it took the star-studded made their first public appearance at their common friend, Manish Malhotra's fashion show. The two got married - with all the royal elements intact - in 2012 after five years of courtship.
Ranvir Shorey and Konkana Sen Sharma
Lowdown: Both these actors are popular for choosing the not-so-common scripts. The similarity between them extends to their relationship too as the two rarely spoke about what's going on between them. So much so they kept the media guessing for a long time before taking to social media in 2010.
Koko announced their wedding on Twitter by saying, "Ranvir and I got married on the 3rd. Thanks for all the good wishes! Goodnight." This was appended by Ranvir's adorably funny tweet on the subject.
John Abraham and Priya Runchal
Lowdown: The actor-turned-producer is known for keeping his lips tight when it comes to professional as well as personal life. But John took everyone - those on Internet, especially - when he declared his love for his current wife, Priya.
"Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed 2014! May this year bring you love, good fortune and joy. Love, John and Priya Abraham" But it didn't quell the speculators' thirst to know more as some reports suggested that the two had hitched long time back.
Bipasha Basu and Harman Baweja
Lowdown: After her much-publicised breakup with John Abraham, the Bengali bombshell jested us that she's living a life of a 18-year-old girl. We laughed along as it was an obvious attempt to keep us guessing about her love life.
Well, this was before she was spotted at Jackyy Bhagnani's birthday party in Harman's car 2012. The two kept their lip tight about what was going on before she took to Twitter to announce that he has finally found "a person who is a far better human being than I am". Lovely!
Siddharth Roy Kapur and Vidya Balan
Lowdown: She's a celebrated actress and he, a risk-taking film producer. To their credit, the two consciously maintained low profile. However, it is said that Cupid struck his arrow in 2012 when Vidya was working in 'No One Killed Jessica'. Although there was a constant buzz, none of the parties was willing to come out in open. And they did - finally, but kind of separately - when the two made their first public appearance at Karan Johar's birthday bash. He whisked her away to watch the Wimbledon and the two married each other later the same year.
Blast from the past
Unlike the present era where media and exposure is synonymous with each other, there was a period when things were simpler. This was also the time during which filmi celebrities got married before announcing the
world and shocking a few more than expected...
>> Nargis and Sunil Dutt's wedding took the filmdom by surprise although there were reports of them falling for each other on the sets of 'Mother India' (1957), particularly after Dutt saved the actress' life.
>> Dharmendra and Hema Malini's wedding had an interesting episode as the former's first wife apparently refused to give him a divorce. The two actors simply went ahead and got married under Islam customs.
>> Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali fell in love on the sets of 'Rangeen Raaten' (1956) and their romance extended to a spur-of-the-moment wedding as well in a nearby temple! No wonder it was surprising.
>> Smita Patil met the already married Raj Babbar on the sets of 'Bheegi Palken' (1982). Their alleged relationship had its share of turmoil but it was their abrupt wedding in 1981 that drew gasps of surprise from the social circles.