If you leave time aside, the shine of these couples will blind you, who have not only been a hit on screen but have been together for decades.
Amitabh Bachhan-Jaya Bachhan
The most popular couple of Bollywood, Amitabh and Jaya, also had a successful innings on the box office. A gold medalist from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, friends and struggling actor Amitabh got a lead role in “Zanjeer”. Then no leading actress was ready to work with him. At such a time Amitabh requested his then girl friend Jaya to do the role. He had also promised Jaya a holiday in London when the movie would be declared a hit. When Amitabh told his father about the vacation, he said he’s give permission for the same only if they got married. So Jaya and Amitabh tied the knot on July 3, 1973.
Films: “Zanjeer”, “Mili”, “Abhiman”, “Sholay”, “Silsila”, “Chupke chupke”, “Kabhi khushi kabhi gum”.
What’s special: With a long married life of 37 years, the couple’s son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya are also in the film industry. Both have also tried a hand in politics. The secret behind their happy married life lies in Jaya’s big heartedness, where she not only forgave her extra-marital relationships but was also ready to accept him with a pure heart yet again.
In the later part of the 1960s, a face emerged on the horizon of Bollywood, which made everyone look at it and say “Dreamgirl”. Dream girl to lakhs of Indians, Hema Malini fell for Dharmendra, the He-Man of the industry. Their on-screen chemistry made history at the box office. Hema Malini had to face stiff family opposition to marry an already married and a father of two sons. Hema’s father was dead against the relationship. She married Dharmendra after her father’s death but even her mother couldn’t really accept it. They have two daughters, Esha and Ahana Deol.
Films: “Sholay”, “Aas paas”, “Jugnu”, “Seeta aur geeta”, “Charas”, “The burning train”, “Pratigya”, “Rajpoot” and so on.
What’s special: Oozing style and glamour, Hema Malini and Dharmendra still attract thousands. Both tried their hand in politics. According to Hema, “Age and time has not affected their love for each other even one bit. He still looks at me like he did when he first saw me.”
Neetu Singh-Rishi Kapoor
Neetu and Rishi were known as the teenage romantic pair of the 1970s. Their love story was like a fairytale no one would tire repeating. Rishi Kapoor already enjoyed a lot of clout because of being showman Raj Kapoor’s son. Both of them fell in love when they were 21 and got married in 1979.
Films: “Khel khel mein”, “Kabhi kabhi”, “Rafoochakkar”, “Amar, Akbar, Anthony” and so on.
What’s special: Their son Ranbeer Kapoor is the latest heartthrob. They own on-screen chemistry is very much there – their latest “Do dooni chaar” is testimony to that.
Saira Bano-Dilip Kumar
When Saira Bano stepped into the industry, Dilip Kumar was already a super star. When he married Saira, who was half his age, the verdict by critics was divided. Most think their relationship won’t last long. But they proved everyone wrong and are the benchmark for love and peace.
Films: “Gopi”, “Sagina”, “Ram aur Shyam” and “Bairag”.
What’s special: Saira married the man of her dreams and bid goodbye to movies despite her career chart being great.
Sharmila Tagore-Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
A Satyajit Ray discovery, when Sharmila made an entry into Bollywood with “Kashmir ki kali”, she created magic and became the queen of millions of hearts. Style and beauty make a perfect mix in Sharmila. When she married Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, then the Indian cricket team captain, on December 27, 1969, she surprised everyone. she surprised everyone.
What’s special: Mansoor Ali Khan is the ninth and last nawab of Pataudi. He held the title until 1979, until the amendment against using royal status was put into place. Sharmila Tagore is related to the family of great poet Rabindra Nath Tagore.
Although he stays away from movies, Mansoor never stopped Sharmila from working in movies. She’s still working in films. Their son Saif Ali Khan and daughter Soha Ali Khan are also in the movie industry.