School, college, career, marriage, kids, own abode, etc., some of us cross off the boxes that comes against the checklist of the societal requirements as if in a sleepwalk, thanks to the herd mentality. Rhea was one such unfortunate person who failed to fit in. Rhea was devastated, but she yielded in to the emotional pressure from the family, as she didn’t want to pursue her dreams with the burden of guilt.
As a young girl, she used to secretly calculate relationship compatibility with her crushes using the ‘flames’ game — the ultimate relationship quotient calculator almost all adolescent kids swear by. Fast forward several years, she managed to survive the four-year-itch and seven-year-itch with her man, successfully overcoming several relationship roadblocks en route.
Everyday in newspapers, you’ll find a column for Astrology and horoscopes, giving you a gist of what your day could be like, what to expect in various aspects of your life and even what colours to wear. Many read it and follow it, while there are many more who don’t believe in Astrology altogether. Many of you’ll might even have your birth chart made in the form of a ‘kundali’ which predicts details of your career, your relationships, your nature, your finances and even your health.
These actresses are your ideal daughter-in-law, sister-in-law or wife – Oh, the ever so sacrificing woman of India, the manifestation of familial virtues that would submit to every brutality presented to her by life to uphold the dignity of marriage and relationship. Honestly though, all that self-deprivation looks fine on screen, not so great in real life. For when the blow strikes your face, ladies, retiring to the kitchen and shedding tears in silence isn’t the best choice. Learn the art of life from your favourite telly actresses who combated domestic violence and dealt with it.
Soon after Yuvraj Singh tied the knot with actress Hazel Keech, his teammate Ishant Sharma got married in the capital on the 9th of December. The fast bowler married noted Indian basketball player Pratima Singh in Delhi, and the entire sporting community, including cricket captain MS Dhoni and newlywed Yuvraj Singh were present to bless the couple. Ishant and Pratima were long-time friends and got engaged earlier this year in August. Here are some highlights from the grand wedding celebrations.
Bollywood’s obsession with the West does not end with fashion or films. Our celebrities have gone a step further and married people from the other side of the world. India’s attraction to the West has reached a whole new level, with many celebrities opting to marry people of the foreign decent. With Preity Zinta recently tying the knot with Gene Goodenough, we bring to you a list of other divas who hooked up with foreigners, proving that love knows no boundaries!
Fairy tales do come true and some of our Hollywood celebrities have experienced it too! You might have heard of childhood sweethearts tying the knot or stars getting hitched to other onscreen stars, but have you ever heard of celebrities sealing the deal with their fans? Yes, this too has happened! Here are ten celebrities who fell in love with their fans, proving that anything was possible.
Divorces and break-ups can never be cheerful. The pain included in separating one’s self from one’s better half entails unfathomable pain. But at times, like the ones we describe here, knowing about the reasons behind the fall out of a marriage can leave you in splits.
Like hundreds of thousands of women in my country, I had an arranged marriage. I met my husband just twice before the wedding. Though my contemporary parents encouraged me to go on dinners with him, share conversations on phone, I refused. Even when he called up, a week before the engagement, requesting my company to his friend’s wedding, I cooked up a convoluted story and excused myself. I wanted to get married; to whom, it didn’t matter.
This may have been a year of brutal breakups, but Shahid and Mira managed to keep things going strong all year long. Here’s proof that love is not, in fact, dead:
Not all Bollywood stars are married within the industry. While some are married to their onscreen partners, a few others chose to seal the deal with high profile businessmen. However, there are a few A-listers in B’wood, who feel in love when they were still first graders, kindergarden kids or teenagers. They later convinced their parents and got hitched to the love of their life.
No matter what the occasion, celebrities love to look their fashionable best at any given time. And when it comes to weddings, who better than celebrities to take style cues from. We have in the past seen some stunning brides from Bollywood, who stunned in their exorbitant bridal arrties. Similarly 2015 also saw a whole of celebrities seal the deal in pomp and style.
Bollywood divas love to look their best on every occasion and weddings give them all the more reason to look their fashionable best. The wedding season is here and B-town has already witnessed a few divas sealing the deal. With Asin making a start for this year’s list of celebrity weddings, Urmila Matondkar, Preity Zinta and a hoard of others followed suit.
The stories of husbands being insolent towards their wives fail to register any degeneration in my head. I scan these articles in the newspapers like I read a fiction novel, for me they paint a picture incredulous for my belief, let alone sympathizing with these women. Perhaps, the perceptibility of humans are guided by the situations they come through in their lives. The events I had witnessed, ever since I could go back in time and recall, oppose me to seep in the concept of men being imprudent to their women. Quite a strong statement this is, I know, more so, because I am a woman myself.
You’ve probably heard of Mr & Miss India, World, and Universe. Yes, there’s a unique pageant in India that recognises the beauty, brawn and brains of those in a wheelchair. But that’s not what this story about. In January 2016, the winner of Miss Wheelchair, a young woman named Anu Multani was invited by Shankar Srinivasan, Co-Founder of dating app Inclov, to try her luck at finding a life partner.
Son-in-laws are given very high respect in Indian families and this holds good for Bollywood families too. From the Khans and Kapoors to the Bachchans and Khannas, tinsel town has a very special place for ‘Daamaads’. Take a look at Bollywood son-in-laws who make an intrigued part of the second family they are married into. Image Credit: Twitte
Bollywood actresses’ marrying their onscreen partners has become a common fad in the industry. In fact, most of Bollywood’s reel couples are now real life partners. From Dharmendra and Hema Malini to Aishwarya and Abhishek, some of the evergreen love stories have their roots from Tinsel town. However, there are a few who chose to keep professional and personal life strictly apart and got hitched to people outside the film industry.
Laura Benanti married Patrick Brown on November 15 in New York City. (Photo: Laura Marie Duncan) When Supergirl star Laura Benanti and Patrick Brown got engaged this past June, they posted a photo on Instagram with a quotation from poet Kahlil Gibran: “And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” For Benanti, the quote captured her take on finding love again. “It was a sentiment that Patrick and I felt in that moment.
You knew about the Andy Warhols. The two get to chatting about how Von Furstenberg’s iconic wrap dress has withstood the test of time. Von Furstenberg may be one of the most fabled faces in fashion, but she’s an apt life-coach, too.
Shawn Booth’s workout playlist must have had Beyoncé on it—and he must have heeded her advice—because on Monday night’s finale of The Bachelorette’s 11th season, the personal trainer decided he liked it so much, he put a ring on it. “Shawn was very self-assured and there was no doubt in his mind about what he was about to do,” celebrity jeweler Neil Lane, who helped both contestants choose rings, told People. “He was not nervous at all and was like, ‘That’s the ring, that’s the girl and we are moving on together.’” And while Bristowe, 30, looked beautiful in her tailored-to-fit blush pink Mac Duggal gown, Bachelorette Nation is gawking over the 3.5-carat Neil Lane ring. On Tuesday morning, headlines claimed that Bristowe’s ring, though not the biggest in the show’s history, was the most expensive ring that any Bachelor or Bachelorette had ever received.