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When stars revealed about their relationships ahead of film releases

Asin has opened up about her impending wedding days before her next film hits the marquee. A look at other stars who eagerly revealed their relationship details just around the time their film was slated to release

When their films are lined up for release, stars resort to every gimmick in the book to attain publicity or mileage. Anything that attracts attention works — even their personal lives. All this while, Asin Thottumkal was fiercely guarded about her relationship with entrepreneur Rahul Sharma.

Asin has revealed plans of tying the knot with her businessman beau Rahul Sharma by the end of this year
Asin has revealed plans of tying the knot with her businessman beau Rahul Sharma by the end of this year

However, in the last few days, she has been quite vocal about it and even revealed plans of tying the knot by the end of this year. Her frankness is a good sign, but the fact that she chose to talk about it just days before the release of her film All Is Well evokes cynicism.

In 2013, when Asin had thrown a bash to celebrate her birthday with industry folk, there was a video message from Hollywood star Hugh Jackman. You do not need to be a rocket scientist to figure out the Asin-Wolverine star link. Jackman was brand ambassador and featured in the commercials of a mobile phone brand owned by her beau. At that time, Asin had maintained that it came as a huge surprise to her.

hitlist takes a look at a few other instances when stars let out personal details into the public realm ahead of their film's release...

Dropping a bomb(shell)
In his bid to find a toehold in the industry yet again with 'Dishkiyaoon' (2014), Harman Baweja had confessed that he was dating Bipasha Basu just before the film's release. Speculation was rife about them being a twosome for a while, but they preferred to remain tightlipped. But just prior to the film's release, Harman revealed how he met Bips at Amitabh Bachchan's 70th birthday bash in 2012 and that they hit it off and ended up seeing each other. The film did not survive at the box office and nor did his relationship with the Bong bombshell.

Harman Baweja had confessed about dating bipasha basu before Dishkiyaoon (2014) hit the theatres
Harman Baweja had confessed about dating bipasha basu before Dishkiyaoon (2014) hit the theatres 

Special connect
Early this year, Bipasha's horror flick 'Alone' released. The actress had created a stir days before the film hit the silver screen courtesy her camaraderie with co-star Karan Singh Grover. They cashed in on the buzz about their special connect before the film's release. They didn't mind about being snapped everywhere together and when the paparazzi couldn't locate them, they posted their pictures on social media on their own.

Tell tale
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone bonded during the filming of 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela' (2013). Prior to its release, Ranveer was pretty open about his fondness for his co-star. He reportedly said, "I love being in love. It's the best feeling in the world." His dimpled ladylove, however, preferred not to talk, but the duo grabbed headlines for their onscreen chemistry lasting beyond shooting hours too.

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone admitted that they were a couple just before Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) hit the marquee and Ranveer Singh (right) openly expressed his fondness for Deepika during the promotions of Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela (2013)
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone admitted that they were a couple just before Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) hit the marquee and Ranveer Singh (right) openly expressed his fondness for Deepika during the promotions of Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela (2013) 

We're together
Deepika and Ranbir Kapoor admitted that they were a couple before their 2008 film 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' hit the marquee. They were madly in love and snapshots of them kissing at the Bangkok airport did the rounds two months before the film opened to public viewing. The relationship attracted a lot of attention and speculations about an impending engagement were also rife. The two later parted ways and Dippy decided that she would not, henceforth, talk about her relationships openly.

Premiere night
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai announced their engagement in January 2007 when their film 'Guru' released. The engagement ceremony took place as soon as the couple returned to Mumbai from the premiere of the film in Toronto and New York. Junior B had proposed to Ash after the premiere in New York — he popped the question with the same ring that he had slipped into Ash's finger in the film. This ended the speculation about the two ever since they began shooting for 'Umrao Jaan' (2006). By the time the film released, everyone was talking about the engagement.

John Abraham revealed about dating his now-wife Priya Runchal around the same time as his Shootout At Wadala and Madras Cafe were to release
John Abraham revealed about dating his now-wife Priya Runchal around the same time as his 'Shootout At Wadala' and 'Madras Cafe' were to release 

Letting go
The usually reticent John Abraham dropped hints about a special someone in his life when his first production 'Vicky Donor' released in 2012. In 2013, there were four films lined up for him — 'Race 2', 'I Me Aur Main', 'Shootout at Wadala' besides 'Madras Cafe'. Around this time, Johnny boy gradually came out of his shell to talk about a certain Priya Runchal in his life. Though guarded, he admitted that she was the woman in his life.

Lara Dutta wed Mahesh Bhupathi two months prior to the release of their debut production venture
Lara Dutta wed Mahesh Bhupathi two months prior to the release of their debut production venture 

A date to remember
Lara Dutta wed tennis champ Mahesh Bhupathi just before her first production 'Challo Dilli' made its way to theatres in 2011. The wedding was in February and the film released in April. Lara and Mahesh promoted the film together — enough to attract eyeballs and get written about. 

Aamir Khan married Kiran Rao a few weeks before Rang De Basanti graced the big screen in January 2006
Aamir Khan married Kiran Rao a few weeks before 'Rang De Basanti' graced the big screen in January 2006 

Aamir Khan married Kiran Rao in December 2005, a few weeks before his film 'Rang De Basanti' graced the big screen in January 2006. His film 'Mangal Pandey' had released in August 2005 and had proved to be a dud. Aamir was keen to begin anew, both personally and professionally. The wedding details flowed into the film's promotions and Mr Perfectionist had lots to share with the media.

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