We have actors who trusted their parents or relatives’ choices and discovered their universe, just as we have examples of fairytale love marriages like DeepVeer and Virushka. Here are a few Bollywood stars that have gone through the rishta meetings you’re dreading.
Shahid Kapoor & Mira Rajput Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor, Bollywood’s chocolate boy, shocked everyone when he announced his wedding plans. The fact that he opted to marry a girl picked by his parents as well as the fact that Mira Rajput Kapoor was just 21 years old when Shahid and Mira married was a surprise.
Radha Soami Satsang Beas, a religious organisation, introduced the pair. Shahid and his father, Pankaj Kapur, are devout members of this organisation. Mira and her family were also fans, so Papa Kapur performed some matchmaking. The couple’s 14-year age difference raised a few eyebrows, but they’ve proven time and time again that it hasn’t gotten in the way of their love storey. Misha and Zain Kapoor are their two adorable children.
Vivek Oberoi & Priyanka Alva
Vivek Oberoi talked about how Salman Khan threatened him after dating Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan’s now-wife. As a result, his Bollywood career came to a stop until he got to portray a villain in Krissh 3. Priyanka Alva, the actor’s wife, was ultimately the love of his life. Suresh Oberoi, Vivek’s father, had planned their marriage.
“I don’t mind an arranged marriage,” Vivek Oberoi stated in an interview before the wedding. My parents’ choice of girl could be the girl of my dreams.” Vivek’s mother-in-law, renowned dancer Nandini Alva, later confirmed her daughter’s marriage in another interview, adding, “It is an arranged marriage and we are extremely thrilled.”
Madhuri Dixit & Dr. Shriram Nene
Even Bollywood’s dhak-dhak girl, who never seemed to run out of men who wanted to marry her, chose an arranged marriage. Madhuri took a sabbatical in 1999 to visit her brother in the United States after suffering heartache because to Sanjay Dutt. Dr. Nene was introduced to Madhuri by her brother Ajit Dixit, and the man of Madhuri’s dreams whisked her away from Bollywood until she returned with Aaja Nachle.
Raj Kapoor & Krishna Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor is known for his on-screen chemistry with Nargis and his off-screen relationship with her. At a young age, the actor married. Raj Kapoor’s father, Prithviraj Kapoor, was the matchmaker in this scenario.
The book Kapoors: The First Family Of Indian Cinema, authored by Madhu Jain and based on the Kapoor family, also mentions it. “Mine was the only arranged marriage among our brothers,” the text stated. Krishna is actually my bua, my father’s second cousin. ‘You’re getting married,’ my father said one day, and I answered, ‘Yes, father.’ That occurred when I was 22 years old, in 1946.”
Rakesh Roshan & Pinky Roshan
Even the Roshans, to be sure! Pinky Roshan, the daughter of producer-director J. Om Prakash, had an arranged meeting with Rakesh Roshan. This information was published in a magazine article. The couple, on the other hand, has never spoken about it.
Shammi Kapoor eloped with his first wife Geeta Bali in 1955, despite the fact that chahe koi unhe junglee kahe. However, after her death in 1969, he married Neila Devi. Krishna Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor’s sister-in-law, arranged their marriage, according to Neila Devi in a magazine interview.
Shammi Kapoor was unable to see Neila at the scheduled rendezvous, but he afterwards called her and spoke with her till morning. He also invited her to breakfast and requested that she remain in his life indefinitely.
Govinda & Sunita
Chi Chi, who is known for making the country dance in his style, was also married off. Govinda’s mother was the one who found Sunita for him. Govinda mentioned in Anupama Chopra’s piece “The Loveable Hero” that he views his marriage to be love rather than arranged. “I came home one day from shooting and my mother remarked it’s about time I got married,” he added. Sunita and I were married at 4.30 a.m. the next morning.”