There’s just something super romantic about winters. Just picture this for instance: a chilly winter weekend night, a warm comforter, some cocoa to keep you warm, and a rom-com marathon with your partner. Isn’t that dreamy? We know we have got you interested. That said, we are also of the belief that one can never have enough of romance with the entire holiday vibe going on right now. And to help you with some extra feels, we have curated some of the most epic Bollywood romantic love stories for you all.
Oh also, just like Bollywood films, these stories have an element of surprise, lots of drama, and, of course, loads of filmy touches. All in all, we insist that you read these real-life stories for some feels and thus without further ado, here are 4 romantic stories about love:
When you look at this power couple today sashaying down every single red carpet, it is hard to think of Shahrukh and Gauri Khan’s (err, should I say Gauri Chibber) humble beginnings and their interesting love story. And by the way, their romantic love story is easily as filmy (if not more) as one of King Khan’s films.
It was way back in 1984 when Shahrukh was still in high school and the two met at a common friend’s party. Legend has it that it was love at first sight for the actor who immediately reached out to Gauri, asked her for a dance, and was duly declined. Apparently ‘I have a boyfriend’ was as good defense to dodge unsolicited advances back then as it is now.
However, it didn’t take long for Shahrukh to realise the boyfriend was as fictional as the TV scripts that he was reading back then and thus started pursuing Gauri with a renewed vigour. He kept pursuing her until she gave in and ended up falling head over heels in love. However, it was just the beginning of a series of ups and downs that the two had to see.
Just like any other couple, the fights started soon after they started dating and one of them got so bad that Gauri decided to run away to Mumbai with her friends without even telling him about it. This is when Shahrukh realised that he really couldn’t live without her and took off for the city with just 10000 bucks in his pocket and no idea about his ladylove’s whereabouts. He looked for her frantically and even ended up sleeping on pavements during the period. And while the chances of this happening were pretty slim, he did end up finding her on a beach, the two immediately reconciled, and the rest as they say is history.
Opposites attract, they say and Kajol and Ajay Devgan’s story proves just that. But hold your thoughts if you are bracing yourself for another pehli nazar ka pyar type of romantic story of love because this is anything but that. It was in the year 1995 that they first met on the sets of the film Hulchul and literally no sparks flew between them. Forget sparks, they didn’t even befriend each other during the shoot.
In fact, as the actress later revealed on a chat show, her first impression of the actor went like: “Who’s this guy? What kind of personality does he have? He sits in one corner and smokes like a chimney and even doesn’t speak to anybody.” But that soon changed and while it was certainly not the starting of a romantic love story, the two started hitting it off as friends. Yes!
In fact, they were dating different people and started helping each other with love advice back then which is indication enough that theirs is one of those cute romantic love stories that bloom organically, sans any efforts. The two eventually broke up with the people they were dating after a couple of years and almost instantly found their ways to each other while they were working for their film Gundaraj.
It was after four years of courtship that the two decided to finally tie the knot and all of this happened without any formal proposals whatsoever. “We never resorted to the usual ‘I Love you’ routine. A proposal never happened. We grew with each other. Marriage was never discussed, but it was always imminent,” Ajay later shared in an interview.
One of the most unusual romances of the current times, the romantic love story of Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput is as old school as it gets (in the most beautiful sense of the term of course) while being every bit unconventional at the same time. But let’s lead with this: did you know that the two hardly had 3-4 meetings before making the decision of getting married? Well, it’s shocking today and it was shocking then. Shahid after all was the blue-eyed boy of the Indian film industry who has had his name attached with some of the biggest stars of the time.
And yet he felt instantly drawn to Mira Rajput, 14 years younger than in and a literature graduate who had nothing to do with stardom and the entertainment industry whatsoever. The two met through a religious group that their families follow and within the very first meeting, Shahid knew that this was a girl that he could marry despite their age difference.
"I’m still falling in love with her….a bit more every day. The first time we met, we spoke for seven hours. We were at a friends' farmhouse in Delhi. We went for a walk outside and the sun was setting behind her. I realised her eyes were not dark. They had a hazel tinge. That moment, I felt shayad main iss ladki se shaadi kar sakta hoon. But I also told myself, 'What are you thinking? Bees saal ki hai besharam,’” he later shared in an interview.
That said, acceptance did not come easy especially in the case of Shahid who pretty much ended up shocking Mira’s father when he visited them for the first time. Back then he was preparing for Udta Punjab and well, let’s just say that the entire ponytail-beard vibe didn’t quite strike the chord with Mira’s dad. In fact, the entire family was left so flabbergasted by the look that the only condition that Mira kept before marrying Shahid was that he must not show up to the wedding with coloured hair.
The two then tied the knot in 2015 and are the proud parents o two adorable kids now. And while Mira has maintained that she has no plans of making a career in the entertainment industry, she does accompany Shahid to a number of chat shows and events. Also, she never shies away from supporting her husband wherever necessary and has also called out Karan Johar for never including Shahid’s name in any of his Koffee With Karan quizzes.
Remember when Student of the Year just came out all with three new debutants and we were made to believe that Varun Dhawan was actually in a relationship with Alia Bhatt? Well, if only we knew about his school romance and the long-standing with lady love Natasha Dalal back then coz there’s a romantic love story that’ll certainly make you believe in ‘forever wala’ love! And while most of us now know that the two have been dating forever, it was only recently that the actor made a big revelation.
During his appearance on Kareena Kapoor’s chat show, Varun talked about his romantic history with Natasha and how he was just 6th standard when he saw her for the very first time and felt like it was going to her person(quite filmy we know)? However, they did not get together back then. In fact, he had to face multiple rejections from Natasha before she actually gave him a “yes.”
Rumor has it that the two of them are engaged now and have all the plans of getting married super soon. Speaking about the same, he shared in the same chat, “See, marriage, coming into this time period when you have been with someone for so long... I felt like getting married after I saw my brother and my bhabhi. When I saw my niece Niara, I was like, ‘This is good.'"
He further added, “Natasha and her parents have been pretty chill in that sense but I think after a certain period, you decide that you want to live with each other. She and I wouldn’t have minded a live-in relationship but my parents wanted us... Because I have my own place now."
Well, isn't that a really cute romantic story about love?
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