5 Eternal Love Sagas From Bollywood

Bollywood has been creating recreating love stories. Weaving the tale of simpletons to make it into a magnum opus is the work of seamlessly proficient auteurs. But the love stories of these actors and auteurs who put up the show are interesting no less. Working together you tend to gel with your co-stars and what comes of it is exceptional love tale.

Many love stories that are unrequited make up for a good film material and those that succeed make zillion memories. And amongst the zillion memories some love stories create a fan following for exemplifying the love in real life. Their undying love for each other is almost like a fairytale romance. And amongst all the love stories that trend, we love vintage love tales!

Sunil DuttNargis

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We absolutely admire Raj-Nargis’ love story but we love Sunil-Nargis more. For their love tale had depth, drama and passion which had faded with time when it comes to Raj and Nargis. Although even today the umbrella that made the on-screen Jodi immortal, still hangs like an idol in  even till date in Raj Kapoor’s adytum yet the story of Nargis falling for Sunil Dutt has a repeat value, we feel. As an ode to the love birds, Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om reiterated the same scene ditto. On sets of Mother India when fire broke out and Nargis was trapped in midst of the flames, Sunil jumped in the fire without giving a second thought and saved Nargis.

Trivia: Sunil Dutt who used to be an RJ with Radio Ceylon wanted to interview his favourite starlet Nargis but he was so nervous that he couldn’t ask a single question owing to which the interview was cancelled.

Amitabh BachchanJaya Bhaduri

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The two exceptionally talented actors kept bumping into each other on the set of B.R Ishara’s film Ek Nazar. The film played a pivotal role in their love story as it was from these constant meetings the actors developed feelings for each other which reached its high while filming Zanjeer. During the shooting Amitabh had promised Jaya that he would be taking her for the foreign trip if Zanjeer becomes a hit. The film rather created a history and as promised the two were all set to fly to foreign terrains. However, Amitabh’s father was adamant that the two get hitched before they take this trip. And the love birds married got married in a day. Jaya Bachchan first met Big B in Pune’s FTII and she says that it was love at first sight for her.

Dilip KumarSaira Banu

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Despite the age difference of 22 years, the couple has stayed in love forever. Dilip Kumar’s love for Madhubala might have been soured by circumstances but his love for Saira Banu has stood the test of time. Saira fell for Dilip saab at the age of 12. She was his fan and was not simply smitten by him. “I was not just another girl smitten by Dilip Kumar. For me, it was no castle in the air because I had given my dream the strong foundation of faith-faith in myself and faith in God,” she says. Later when the young Saira became a B-Town starlet it was her mother’s intervention that saved her from one too many link-ups and gossips. In fact it was her mother who played cupid for her and Dilip saab. She brought the two close and when Dilip saab proposed to Saira she couldn’t say no for it was her dream come true. Talking about her first encounter with her favourite star, Saira says, “When he smiled at me and remarked that I was a pretty girl, I could feel my whole being taking wing and flying rapturously. I knew somewhere deep within me that I was going to be his wife.”

Hema MaliniDharmendra

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The He-man of Bollywood was already married with two kids but that did not stop him from falling in love with the Dream Girl of B-town. Dharmendra and Hema Malini’s love transcended all the boundaries and deceived religious and societal norms to be one with each other. At the peak of her career Hema Malini had turned down several proposals from the hunks of B-town which included Jeetendra and Sanjeev Kumar. She wasn’t keen on being married to a married man but when you fall in love nothing or no one can evade it.Dharmendra fell for the almond eyed doll during the shooting of the 1970 film Tum Haseen Main Jawan and the couple got hitched a year later in 1980. In an interview, Hema Malini confessed that she fell for Dharmendra because he was strong and silent much like her mother and it was while shooting the song, “Main Jat Yamla Pagla” that she fell for his charm and cute dance moves.

Rishi Kapoor Neetu Singh

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The pairing of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh was an instant hit with the audience. The audience loved the chemistry of the two and the stars reveled in glory by delivering hits after hits. Neetu started seeing Rishi when she was just 14 years of age. Rishi Kapoor was an established actor while Neetu Singh was just taking her baby steps in the industry. Although this relationship didn’t start with love at first sight but it was friendship that turned into love. Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh first met on the sets of the film Zehrila Insaan. Rishi Kapoor was a prankster and would irritate Neetu a lot. But despite that she fell for him. Whenever Rishi Kapoor would take Neetu out for a date, her cousin would tag along because Neetu’s mother believed that she is too young and taking a chaperone along might just stop the gossips from spreading. Rishi Kapoor announced his engagement to Neetu Singh in a Kapoor wedding but Neetu wasn’t aware about it and it left her in jitters, so much that she had to calmed down by giving a glass of bubbly.

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