The media makes a big issue when two people who seemed to be in love decide to part ways. But seldom are those wonderful love stories that have surpassed trials and difficulties recalled and appreciated.
The world celebrates Valentines Day today. A day of love, vows, hugs and kisses. To some it is just another day while to some it is celebration with no regrets or worries.
True love is hard to find. If you take a peek into history probably you’d say Sharjahan and Mumtaaz have the strongest bond or perhaps, Salim and Anarkali. Not to forget, the symbols of love- Romeo and Juliet.
What we fail to see is that everyday we live around people in love. Madly in love. Bollywood, too, boasts of some timeless love stories and some beautiful couples. Not movies but in real. Not on-screen but off-screen.
Right from the time the concept of love began gaining popularity among film lovers, Bollywood has had a story to share. Sunil Dutt and Nargis were the perfect example of how love could find a way amidst unknown fears and uncertain futures. They began dating after Sunil Dutt saved the pretty Nargis from a fire accident on the sets of one of their films. Heroes exist in real life as well. Another beautiful couple Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu, too, have had a lovely journey so far.
They say love is blind but marriage is an eye opener. I think Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri stand testimony to this fact. No, their marriage isn’t a mistake. All we’re saying is that before his marriage he was in a relationship with someone else but the entry of Jaya Bachchan into his life changed his life for the better. Its about making the right choice. Today they have two children, happily married. And their son Abhishek Bachchan walks right in the footsteps of his parents. After having affairs with other leading ladies of the industry, Abhishek finally went on to tie the knot with the most prettiest lady of Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai. The two have a cute little daughter Aaradhya.
Two other couples who will make you smile big are yesteryear superstars Dharmendra- Hema Malini and Rishi Kapoor- Neetu. Yes, sans doubt, even they have had a rocky beginning but it didn’t take them forever to change it into a rosy path. Their love for each other off-screen reflect so well on-screen. They are all blissfully married and totally in love even after decades of being together.
Its a beautiful sight to see that not just in the good ol’ days but even today the strongest of all bonds remains LOVE. Examples of lovely couples like Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza and Saif Ali Khan- Kareena Kapoor, for whom love knows no religion and neither boundaries make for perfect love stories.
Ajay Devgn and Kajol, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Aditya Chopra- Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan-Siddharth Roy Kapur, Sharukh Khan-Gauri, Arbaaz Khan- Malaika Arora Khan etc go out to prove that even in a corrupt and glamour industry, love conquers all!!
Here is to love that will never cease. Love that will increase each day. Love that will strengthen as time goes by. These Bollywood couples and their stories make us believe in the concept of love all over again.