Anything related to Bollywood looks all glam on the ‘gram. Camera flashes here, flying kisses there. One day they’re promoting a film, another day they’re starting a vlog online. One day Kartik Aaryan is spotted in a car with Ananya Panday, the next day he’s seen having dinner with Sara Ali Khan. Whatever a Bollywood celebrity does, it becomes a headline in no time. But not all headlines have truth to it. Given the industry’s nature, it can get difficult (so difficult) to separate the fiction from the fact, to not read in-between the lines. And there’s nothing that can be done about it. After all, there can’t be smoke without fire.
Sometimes actors do come out in the open and clear the rumours but more often than not, these remain an unsolved mystery. Here are 13 such tittle-tattles still hot in the rumour mills that are a mystery as of 2019.
Want to know all about Bollywood’s darkest secrets? Well, you can’t because no one knows if they’re true. But you sure can find out what sort of goss your fave celebrities have been a part of and still carry around with them wherever they go. We are not talking about rumoured relationships like Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha’s, Sanjay Dutt-Madhuri Dixit’s, Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif’s, no. Read on!
One cannot talk about Bollywood rumours without bringing up Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan’s alleged affair. Apparently, the two got married in a secret ceremony in Toronto, Canada. PC has been open about having a huge crush on the actor ever since she joined Bollywood. But things between the Don and Don 2 co-stars started attracting eyeballs courtesy the amount of time they were spending together. Their chemistry during award ceremonies and parties as well as their late-night office meetings kept the rumour mills churning. Furthermore, the news about Gauri Khan keeping now Mrs Jonas off party guest lists added fuel to the fire.
We don’t know who started this rumour but there have been reports of Bebo getting knocked-up in ninth grade. Even before she joined Bollywood, Kareena has always been popular owing to her famous family. So, it’s no surprise she was targetted by gossipmongers. The Veere Di Wedding actress attended Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai followed by Welham Girls’ School in Dehradun. She attended the latter primarily to satisfy her mother, though later admitted to liking the experience.
It seems like it takes literally nothing to link-up two people, especially celebrities. Right after Sussanne Khan and Hrithik Roshan’s split, news about her alleged affair with actor Arjun Rampal being the reason started doing the rounds. In fact, speculations said that Sussanne and Arjun were set to get married, too, given their closeness. Reportedly, Sussanne was also deemed responsible for Arjun and Mehr Jesia’s separation. The Roy actor is now in a relationship with Gabriella Demetriades.
While on the subject of Hrithik-Sussanne, there are multiple theories behind the divorce of the couple whose 17-year-long relationship was #goals for their fans. The two separated in 2013 and got divorced a year later. While some say it was Sussanne’s alleged affair with Arjun, others argue it was Hrithik’s relationship with Kangana Ranaut that had come out in the open. Things between the Krishh 3 (2013) co-stars allegedly started brewing on the sets of Kites (2010). In fact, some darker gossip networks came out with the story that the split happened due to a drug addiction that was affecting their marital life.
2016 opened a can of worms for Kangana Ranaut when the rumours of her alleged relationship with Hrithik Roshan came out in the public. And with it came running her past in the form of her relationship with Shekhar Suman’s son Adhyayan Suman who was her co-star in Raaz: The Mystery Continues. According to reports, rumour has it that Kangana used black magic to make sure Adhyayan remained loyal to her. He even alleged that, as part of her practices, Kangana used her menstrual blood in his food.
According to reports, a group of four girls approached Salman Khan claiming to be his fans. During a candid conversation with the actor, which was actually a big misdirection, the girls stole his wallet, sunglasses and a pendant that he had kept on the table.
Sridevi had been happily married to producer Boney Kapoor for 22 years, with two daughters Janhvi and Khushi, before her untimely demise in February 2018. It is known that Boney had an extra-marital affair with the late actress when he was married to Mona Kapoor, Arjun and Anshula’s mom. Their affair was the talk of the town at the time. Rumour also has it that prior to her affair with Boney Kapoor, Sridevi was secretly married to Mithun Chakraborty. Sounds absurd? Wonder who started the grapevine.
After a two-year-long relationship, the Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya actors Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor announced their engagement on Big B’s 60th birthday in October 2002. However, come 2003, their engagement was suddenly called off. Allegedly, it was because of the tiffs between their mothers. Reports suggested that Jaya Bachchan wanted Karisma to give up acting after marriage, which didn’t sit well with the actress. Other reports claimed that Karisma’s mother Babita wasn’t sure if Abhishek could provide for her daughter financially, and asked Amitabh to guarantee that he would.
Rumours such as Sonakshi Sinha is Shatrughan Sinha’s ex-lover Reena Roy’s daughter and Alia Bhatt is step-sister Pooja Bhatt’s daughter have been around for a while now. While the actors involved in these have publically rubbished the hearsay, similar rumours about Aaradhya and grandpa Amitabh Bachchan remain unsettled. The rumour says that Aaradhya is actually Amitabh’s daughter instead of Abhishek’s.
Remember the SRK-Rani Mukerji starrer Chalte Chalte? Aishwarya Rai was the first choice for the 2003 flick! But Shah Rukh had to replace her with Rani because of Salman Khan. Ash-Sallu’s breakup was quite fresh at the time. Apparently, Salman would drive down to the film’s set everyday and create havoc. That’s when King Khan decided to cast Rani instead. A lot of publications report this to be a fact and not a rumour.
This particular piece of gossip came out after Student Of The Year‘s release when Karan Johar launched Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in Bollywood. The movie’s success gave the three actors a kickstart along with the rumours of KJo dating Sidharth. Even though the filmmaker hasn’t come out, he is vocal about LGBTQ issues, especially in the Indian scenario. How much truth there is to their relationship is unknown. Currently, Karan is rumoured to be dating fashion designer Manish Malhotra.
Jessica Hynes, an English actress, director, and writer alleged that she’s the mother of Aamir Khan’s illegitimate child with her. The two had met during the shoot of the hit film Ghulam in 1998. While Aamir has denied any possibility of a love child, Hynes has been pretty vocal about it. She once said in an interview that when their son grows up, she would tell him that his father didn’t like them. The rumour died-off just as suddenly as it had sparked up.
Everyone knows that Sushmita Sen has two adopted daughters–Renee and Alisah. In an interview with Bollywood critic Rajeev Masand, she had said: I may not have given birth but I am a mother. Allegedly, theorists believe that Renee and Alisah are her biological children only.
Which of these do you think could be true?
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