Though being a celebrity comes with its own perks, it’s difficult to keep your private life away from the public eye. As celebrities are in the constant glare of media, it becomes impossible for them to hide their relationships even if they want.
While breaks up and patch-ups are part and parcel of life, here are eight celebrities who broke up with their partners as they became superstars in Bollywood.
1. Deepika Padukone
Much before dating Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone dated model and businessman Nihar Pandya when she started her modelling career in Mumbai. As per various sources, the couple dated for three years. However, they parted ways once Deepika started pursuing her Bollywood career. For the unversed, Nihar is now married to popular singer Neeti Mohan. And, the couple was recently blessed with a baby. Nihar made his Bollywood debut with Kangana’s Manikarnika in 2017.
2. Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt embarked on a new journey of parenthood with her husband actor Ranbir Kapoor. But much before her Bollywood debut, Alia dated her childhood sweetheart Ali Dadarkar. As per media report, he happened to be her old friend and both grew up together.
3. Ranbir Kapoor
Much before Ranbir Kapoor dated Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif & Alia Bhatt, he dated Avantika Malik, who eventually married actor Imran Khan. Later Imran Khan and Avantika Malik also separated ways.
4. Priyanka Chopra
Much before our ‘desi’ girl married man of her dreams – Nick Jonas, she was linked with many of her co-stars. There were rumors that she once dated actor Aseem Merchant much before her Bollywood career picked up. Based on some media reports, Aseem wanted to make a movie – ’67 Days’ – on her life. As per media platform, Priyanka filed a legal notice in the court against the making of the biopic.
5. Anushka Sharma
Being a private person, Anuskha Sharma never opened up about her relationships. She definitely left many surprised when she married cricketer Virat Kohli. But much before Anuskha Sharma made it big in Bollywood, she was rumored to be dating a model Zoheb Yusuf. As per a media platform, she met the model in Bangalore before coming to Mumbai to pursue her modelling and Bollywood career.
6. Jacqueline Fernandez
Much before Jacqueline Fernandez debut in Bollywood, the former beauty queen from Sri Lanka was reportedly dating the prince of Bahrain, Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa. As per media report, their relationship eventually ended once her career in Bollywood started picking up.
7. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut has never shied away from talking about her alleged affairs. Her relationship with actor Adhyayan Suman ended on a very ugly note. They both parted ways as he blamed Kangana for ruinning his career. Post this breakup, Kangana turned out to be even a bigger star.
8. Arjun Kapoor
From the past few years, Arjun Kapoor has been in news because of his relationship with Malaika Arora. But, much before Arjun Kapoor made it big in Bollywood, he was reportedly dating Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan.