Many Bollywood divas have not only painted love stories with their co-stars off-screen but have also gone on to marry the loves of their lives. But, there are some B’town actresses for whom marriage was not a mere soulful union but a money affair. So, in this week’s Idea Popcorn Street special, let’s snap through the Bollywood actresses who are married to bank accounts, a.k.a top-notch rich divorcees.
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra
Shilpa Shetty, the hot, slim and beautiful Bollywood actress got married to famous and rich London-based businessman Raj Kundra in 2009. Kundra was earlier married to Kavita but got divorced in 2006. The duo became proud parents to their son Viaan Raj Kundra. Despite all the controversies around Raj’s arrest and the couple’s split up, they are living a happy life. Shilpa and Raj jointly owned the IPL team Rajasthan Royals that got banned due to match-fixing controversies.
Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta
Another such marriage on this list is the talented Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla. Hers was a total money-based marriage as she married industrialist Jay Mehta in 1995. The most impressive and ever-smiling former Miss India Juhi Chawla made a decision that was perceived by most people as insane because she chose to sacrifice her acting career and opted to become a housewife after getting married to the extremely rich Jay Mehta. Initially, the actress had refrained from revealing her marriage. Before Juhi, Jay was married to Sujata Birla who lost her life in a plane crash.
Sridevi and Boney Kapoor
Owing to their age difference of 8 years, Boney Kapoor and Sridevi’s marriage was concluded by most people as money-based. Given the fact that Boney Kapoor is filthy rich and already had two children with ex-wife Mona, Sridevi getting hitched with this wealthy businessman was proof that money is more than ‘something’ for a few people. However, the couple is now living together happily with their two daughters Jhanvi and Khushi Kapoor.
Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladakh
After his divorce, the filthy rich businessman Shakeel Ladakh found love this time in the hot and cute Bollywood actress Amrita Arora. In spite of facing a lot of criticism for becoming pregnant before marriage, time proved to be the best healer. Amrita officially got married to Shakeel Ladakh and they have been blessed with two sons. Even though it was believed that the love for money took Amrita to a divorced man, their marriage has been stable with no major issues.
Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapoor
Though they both belonged to the same industry, Vidya Balan is a Bollywood actress and Roy Kapoor is an established and a successful producer in Bollywood. Given that the two worked together, something special built up between them and soon love was in the air. However, rumors started doing the rounds regarding the decision of Balan to go for the riches of the producer. Siddharth was earlier married twice, but that didn’t stop Vidya Balan from marrying him.