Once a box-office superstar is now struggling hard to win back his lost stardom on the silver screen. We are talking about the Gaddar actor, Sunny Deol who has a long list of super hit movies in his filmography. From the day he made his debut on the silver screen with the movie Betaab in 1983, he made headlines not only because of his good looks and acting but also for his controversial love life.
As much as people loved their on-screen chemistry, Sunny and Amrita’s off-screen chemistry also created a lot of buzz. Soon the news of Sunny’s marriage to a London-based girl named Pooja came out. People went berserk knowing that the new heartthrob of Bollywood, Sunny was already a married man, before he entered the glam world. This not only broke many hearts, but his relationship with Amrita also ended. She quickly moved on and soon Sunny also found a new girl to woo. The new lady in much-married Sunny Deol’s life was yesteryears’ diva, Dimple Kapadia who was also legally married to Rajesh Khanna.
Dimple and Sunny’s sizzling jodi gave us many hit movies like Arjun, Manzil-Manzil, Aag Ka Gola, Gunah, Narasimha etc. In those days, it was in every newspaper and magazine that the two actors are head over heels in love with each other, despite their marital status. Though the alleged couple kept it under the wraps always, it was Sunny’s ex-girlfriend, Amrita, who confirmed that the two are in a relationship.
Amrita, in an old interview, said, “I think she's having her cake and eating it too. She's got nothing to lose and most importantly, she's got her guy where she wants him. So what if it's not heading anywhere? When you've already lived a life, you are happy with a relationship that's at status quo.”
Well, her indirect comment on Dimple and Sunny’s equation revealed a lot about their affair and set tongues wagging. Soon, reports starting coming that Dimple, who was separated from her husband, Rajesh Khanna is in a happy space with her co-star-turned-boyfriend, so much so that her daughters, Rinkel and Twinkle started addressing Sunny as ‘Chote Papa’. Moreover, in 2009, when Dimple's sister Simple Kapadia passed away, Sunny was by her side, consoling her.
Rumour mills were also buzzing with the news of an alleged secret marriage of Dimple and Sunny. If gossipmongers are to be believed, then there were also reports of Sunny giving Dimple the status of his wife in various social gatherings and filmi parties.
Unlike his daddy Dharmendra who chose to go against the society and marry his ladylove Hema, Sunny decided not to end his marriage with Pooja. There were reports of Pooja threatening Sunny to leave Dimple otherwise she will leave the house along with their two sons. He, thus, chose to stay with his wife and kids, but that didn’t mean an end to their controversial affair.
Like many lovers, Dimple and Sunny decided to keep their affair a secret. Though the rumours about their alleged affair eventually died down, but there were slow whispers in the industry every now and then. They dated for 11 long years and some say that the two are still very much in love and together.
To prove these rumours rights, a few months back, a scandalous video of Dimple and Sunny holidaying in Monaco and holding hands like teenage lovers went viral. The leaked pictures and video saw yesteryears’ couple tightly holding each other’s hand and talking. Probably the two were holidaying, away from their respective families and media glare.
Not only Amrita and Dimple, but Sunny was also rumoured to have dated Raveena Tandon as well. Despite his controversial and colourful love life, his marriage with Pooja Deol is still going strong and their elder son, Karan will soon make his Bollywood debut with Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas.
Extra-marital affairs and secret holidays with their alleged lover is a common thing in Bollywood. Many celebrity wives, just like Pooja, chose to stay with their husbands, despite the fact that they cheated on them. Well, if not in real life, we would love to see Sunny and Dimple weave their magic once again on the silver screen.