All of us want dreamy love stories, just like how they show in Bollywood movies. But in real-life, even our fave stars struggle to keep their marriages healthy and peaceful. After all, it’s no easy job to keep your personal life unaffected by your life as a superstar, right? Here’s how they do it. Presenting 10 handy marriage lessons all of us can take from these leading Bollywood couples.
He is fit, she is witty. He is a superstar while she is a star-kid. They are poles apart and their relationship is proof that opposites attract and make for long, healthy marriages. Let’s learn to celebrate our partner’s differences from these two, for unwavering support from your better half is all you need to make your dreams come true.
He is a nawab who got married for the second time to a woman ten years younger to him. She is Bollywood’s leading actress who didn’t give up on her career post marriage or even during her pregnancy. If there’s one thing we can learn from their marriage, it’s not following convention. So, make your own rules in your marriage and lead the life YOU want to as a couple, without worrying about meeting society’s standards.
We were all pleasantly surprised when Shahid announced that he was going to marry someone he met through his parents, outside of the industry. A year later, he and Mira seem to be madly in love with each other and are often photographed together, holding hands or indulging in PDA. They’ve admitted to being staunch supporters of the arranged marriage concept after their own setup. Maybe we can all learn from them on how to be patient with old traditions and give love a chance to grow.
She came from a wealthy family, while he was still finding his way in life. Despite religious differences and disapproving parents, they went forward with their marriage. Three kids later, they are amongst Bollywood’s leading power couples today. He still upholds the commitment he made to his wife, 26 years ago. Commitment and compatibility are the pillars that hold a marriage together when all else fails.
No one sets a better example for being independent and individualistic in a relationship than these two. To start with, they got married to each other quite late in their lives, after living-in together for a while. They were both attracted to each other’s intelligence and that is one of the reasons why their relationship is still going strong. Maybe we can all learn to be who we are and wait to fall in love with someone who speaks to our souls than merely pleases our eye.
These newlyweds first became friends when they were cast in a movie together. That’s when they discovered their shared passion for travel and fitness. It wouldn’t be wrong for us to assume, then, that other things apart, it is these similar passions that make them almost inseparable from one another. Here’s what we’ve learned from their many gorgeous selfies travelling and working out – doing what you love together will keep you close and tight like nothing else can. Couples who do stuff together, live happily ever after.
Opposites attract and how! When these two first met on the sets of Dhoondte Reh Jaoge, they didn’t think they could even be friends with each other. They had different opinions, lifestyles, upbringing, and thinking. But it was these differences that brought them closer together instead of drawing them apart. After living-in together for a while, they tied the knot. Soha and Kunal are soon expecting their first child. The duo often talk about their relationship and making it work, no matter what. Let’s take a cue from these two and learn to never give up on the love of our lives!
She was a teenager and he was in his 20s when they first met and started dating each other. From being best friends to lovers, their love blossomed and after a while, they were just inseparable. After all, friendships make for the best kind of marriages. Let’s remember to be friends first and spouses later. We promise, your marriage will be more fun.
Opinionated, intelligent and bold – Vidya feared marriage might tie her down and distract her from her career. So, when she met Siddharth, she was in for a surprise. Instead of tying her down with domesticity, he encouraged her to do cinema the way she liked it. Their marriage is proof that love and support from your spouse encourages you to take bold steps, dive into untested waters and live with courage and confidence. The right partner ends up making you a better version of yourself.
The world’s most beautiful woman married into Bollywood’s first family and the nation was obsessed. Everyone was interested in their personal life, from how the bahu lived with her in-laws to how she was raising her little girl child. But this power couple knew how to keep their personal life – full with its many ups and downs – personal. The lesson all married couples can learn from them is to keep their relationship troubles and joys to themselves, for these moments are too intimate to be shared in by anyone else.