For years, Bollywood celebrities have given us relationship goals on the silver screen, setting a benchmark of love and romance. In fact, certain celebs have given us couple goals off-screen as well! But let’s not forget that things are not hunky-dory in every celeb’s life. They too, experience heartbreak at some point in their lives…
The year 2018 was no different. Some professed their feelings publicly, while others wore broken hearts – hard to disguise! Read more for both sides of the picture!
Alia Bhatt - Ranbir Kapoor
Alia and Ranbir’s relationship is obviously the talk of the town. Little did one know, that their reel life romance which began on the sets of Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, would spill over into real life! While it’s known that Alia had a huge crush on Ranbir even before she joined films, people were delighted to see that the latter reciprocated her feelings and their relationship turned into something beautiful. What’s more, Alia and Ranbir set tongues wagging when they put in an appearance at Sonam Kapoor’s wedding. Later, Ranbir also confirmed their relationship in an interview to a magazine. Added bonus: they have their families’ approval as well.
Definitely, the hook-up of 2018, as Manish Malhotra termed it!
Malaika Arora - Arjun Kapoor
If Ranbir and Alia’s relationship set gossip mills churning, it would not be wrong to say that Malaika and Arjun’s love story is one of the most talked about relationships as well. They are Bollywood’s 'IT' couple and love is definitely in the air – openly now! They were first spotted together seated beside each other at Kunal Rawal’s fashion show and later, were seen holding hands at Milan airport. Since then, there has been no looking back. From attending social gatherings to dinner dates, Arjun and Malaika are busy painting the town red. So much for the secrecy, they maintained earlier…
Shibani Dandekar - Farhan Akhtar
After reportedly dating his Rock On 2 co-star Shraddha Kapoor, actor-director-singer Farhan Akhtar has finally found love in TV presenter Shibani Dandekar. They were first spotted holidaying in London with a couple of friends and later, made their way into each other’s Instagram profile photos, which further sparked rumours of their alleged affair. After keeping fans and the media guessing for a long time, Farhan and Shibani FINALLY arrived hand in hand at Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s wedding, confirming their relationship.
Shraddha Kapoor - Rohan Shrestha
Shraddha has apparently moved on in life with photographer Rohan Shrestha. (From her long-standing on-off relationship with Aditya Roy Kapur.) From Karan Johar’s Diwali bash to attending social gatherings and dinners together, the two are now inseparable. Well, we cannot wait to know how they take this further and hope they make it official soon! Just a point: history seems to be repeating itself…Years ago, way before her mum Shivangi found love with her dad Shakti, she was said to be looking sweet on Rohan’s dad, Rakesh!!
Gabriella Demetriades - Arjun Rampal
After finally getting his divorce from wife Mehr Jesia, Arjun Rampal found love once again in South African model Gabriella Demetriades. Although the two don’t accept their relationship publicly, their frequent dates in the city and romantic getaways suggest that there’s definitely a romance here... Much to our excitement, it was on Christmas this year that Gabriella posted a loved up photo of herself with Arjun and wrote, "All I want for Christmas is…” Well, we are certainly smart enough to guess what she does REALLY want!
Sushmita Sen - Rohman Shawl
Amidst all the love floating around B-town, the one love story that caught everyone’s attention is that of former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen with 27-year-old model Rohman Shawl. The two apparently met at a fashion show and fell in love. But unlike other couples, Sush and Rohman do not shy away from accepting their romance openly. Be it on social media or their outings, they seem to be head over heels in love with each other. What’s more, Rohman already has the approval of Sushmita’s daughters, Renee and Alisah!
Giorgia Andriani - Arbaaz Khan
If Malaika has moved on with Arjun, Arbaaz is currently dating his Italian girlfriend Giorgia Andriani. Apart from accompanying the actor-director on holidays and outings, Giorgia has become a regular at Khan family gatherings as well, be it Ganesh Chaturthi at Arpita’s house or Eid celebrations at Galaxy Apartments. Despite things between them at a fast pace, Arbaaz recently admitted that he doesn’t know where it’s gonna go! Then why the public appearances by the dozen?
Harleen Sethi - Vicky Kaushal
Vicky had a fabulous 2018 with films like Raazi and Sanju cementing his position as a quintessential Bollywood hero. But let’s not forget, the year has been wonderful for him personally as well. Rumours of him dating actress Harleen Sethi started doing the rounds mid-year and their frequent outings further confirmed this. In fact, Vicky even admitted that he wasn’t single on Koffee with Karan 6 and even dedicated Diljit Dosanjh’s popular song ‘Do You Know’ to his ladylove!
Yami Gautam - Pulkit Samrat
Despite being married to Salman Khan’s raakhi sister Shweta Rohira, Pulkit Samrat was romancing his Sanam Re co-star Yami Gautam in real life and their affair hogged a lot of media attention. In fact, it was touted that Pulkit’s divorce from his wife had a lot to do with Yami being in his life... However, things soon spiraled downwards for them as Yami reportedly could not handle Pulkit’s bad temperament. Later, they finally called it quits and have since unfollowed each other on social media.
Masaba Gupta - Madhu Mantena
One of the most celebrated designers in India (and actor Neena Gupta’s daughter), Masaba Gupta tied the knot with her film producer beau, Madhu Mantena in June 2015. However, the couple shocked everyone when they announced their trial separation in August this year, claiming that their decision was in 'consultation with professionals' and their parents. While some maintained that the break was due to Madhu’s philandering ways, Masaba defended him by saying it was nothing of the sort. As the two said in their joint statement, we too hope that they find reconciliation.
Elli Avram - Hardik Pandya
Cricketer Hardik Pandya was said to be dating Bollywood actress Elli Avram; after it became public that she attended Hardik’s brother Kunal’s wedding; where she was seen gelling with family members. Their frequent public appearances further added fuel to the fire… However, somewhere down the line, reports started doing the rounds that the two had broken up. Since then, Hardik has been linked to several actresses, including Esha Gupta and Urvashi Rautela.
Sugandha Garg - Raghu Ram
The two filed for divorce in 2016 and finally, officially parted ways this year. However, unlike other couples, their break-up wasn’t ugly. From posting heartfelt messages for each other on social media to hosting a break-up bash, Raghu and Sugandha proved to everyone that exes can be friends as well. Now Raghu has found love again in model Natalie Di Luccio, with whom he recently tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Goa.