Bollywood is perhaps the only place where an Indian woman breaks all society rules and norms and is still adored by the masses. Hasty marriages with a premature appearance of a baby-bump have long been a trend with Bollywood actresses. Few have been candid about it while other fights it to the bitter end. Listed below are few Bollywood divas who found themselves embroiled in pre-marriage pregnancy gossips and scandals:-
While at the peak of her career, Sridevi also fueled the gossip mills with her extra-marital affair with an already married man, Boney Kapoor. She remains the sole actress to publicly acknowledge her pregnancy before marriage. She married Boney after his divorce, sporting a seven month baby bump in 1996. Within a few months, she gave birth to her eldest daughter, Jhanvi.
When veteran actor Kamal Hassan was still married to his first wife, Vani Ganapathy,he got involved in an illicit affair with actress, Sarika. The couple moved to a live–in relationship after Kamal’s divorce. Being both bold and daring, Sarika went on to give birth to her lovechild, Shruthi Hassan. The wedding kot was tied after Shruthi was born. Both remained happily married for sixteen years during which Sarika bore another child, Akshara. Afterwards, the duo got divorced due to Kamal going back to his way of committing adultery.
Konkona Sen Sharma
While slowly climbing the stairs of success, the Bengali diva, Konkona Sen also created quite a ripple with her romance with co-actor Ranveer Shorey. Out of the blue, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony at her residence in 2010. Within six months, Konkona gave birth to a baby boy, Haroon. Though the couple never admitted it openly, the reason behind their sudden and hasty marriage was evident. Going by the gossip mills, the couple has now separated.
While at the hilt of her success on the small screen, Neena Gupta made roaring news about her getting pregnant with the internationally acclaimed West Indies cricketer, Vivian Richards. Once Viv decided to stay with his first wife, Neena stayed unmarried and gave birth to her daughter, Masaba, while holding her head high. Raising her daughter as a single mother, her boldness and strength won her accolades and respect from all quarters. Rumor has it that Viv visits them once a year.
People were still trying to ascertain Mahima Chaudhary’s sudden wedding with her architect boyfriend Bobby Mukherjee in 2006 in a private ceremony when she announced her pregnancy. This left all in no doubt about the story behind the sudden marriage.
This struggling diva’s unexpected marriage announcement to her businessman beau Shakeel Ladak got all tongues wagging about it as even their dating was not publicly known. Married in 2009, she bore a baby child in 2010. Despite her denial, the boy well explains her hasty nikaah.
Irrespective of the fact, whether they got pregnant before or after marriage, these Bollywood divas have chosen love and happiness above social conventions. They have basked in the joy of motherhood with their heads held high with utter dignity and boldness. We salute them all!