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Last year saw a spate of divorces amongst the high powered bollywood couples. Listed below are some of the prime reasons.
There was the quiet divorce between Hrithik Roshan and Suzanne Khan Roshan. They had been childhood sweethearts and have two sons. There were various rumours about the Hrithik’s romance with his various female co-stars and allegation of substance abuse.
The heart throb of 2000s, Karishma Kapoor tied the knot with Delhi based businessman Sanjay Kapur in 2003. Unfortunately the marriage was on rocks right from the beginning. They are currently undergoing a messy divorce process, with both sides throwing allegations at the other. The custody battle has currently become fodder for the gossip columns.
Farhan Akhtar shocked his fans and B-Town friends when he and his wife, Adhuna Bhabani, announced that they were ending their 15-year long marriage. There were rumours of Farhan becoming close to his ‘Wazir’ co- star Aditi Rao Hidkari.
What is that makes marriages so fragile in the glamour world? Is it the constant glare of media that acts as a drift between the couples or the insecurity and trust issues?
Media link ups are a part and parcel of actors lives. Usually before the release of a new movie, the PR machinery go into over drive and rumors of an affair between the lead pair starts floating. Where at times it in only to generate excitement for the movie, there are cases when there is truth in them.
Such news must be playing havoc in the personal lives of these actors. At times, actors spend long shooting schedules together, in close proximity which leads to short term relationship between them. Also their erratic schedule does not allow them a lot of family time. Loneliness and need for companionship leads to relationship among actors till the time the movie schedule is on. This was true in the case of Aamir Khan who found his current wife, Kiran during the shooting of ‘Lagaan’.
Thought difficult to believe, at times money is also a bone of contention between these couples. Since they lead a high flying life, their cost of living is high, which leads to stress and finally anger in between the couple.
There is rampant drug and alcohol abuse in the industry, leading to a lot of break ups and splits.
However, there are some couples in the industry who have faced all the above issues and are still going strong. They have crossed the hurdles together and have rightly earned the title of the golden couple. Among them are Shahrukh and Gauri Khan, Jackie Shroff and his wife Ayesha Shroff and Anil Kapoor and his wife Sunita Kapoor. Let’s hope the younger generation take learning from these long lasting marriages.
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Rajshri Deshpande, who played the fiery protagonist in Trial by Fire along with Abhay Deol speaks of her journey and her social work.
Rajshri Deshpande as the protagonist in ‘Trial by Fire’, the recent Netflix show has received raving reviews along with the show itself for its sensitive portrayal of the Uphaar Cinema Hall fire tragedy, 1997 and its aftermath.
The limited series is based on the book by the same name written by Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy, who lost both their children in the tragedy. We got an opportunity to interview Rajshri Deshpande who played Neelam Krishnamoorthy, the woman who has been relentlessly crusading in the court for holding the owners responsible for the sheer negligence.
Rajshri Deshpande is more than an actor. She is also a social warrior, the rare celebrity from the film industry who has also gone back to her roots to give to poverty struck farming villages in her native Marathwada, with her NGO Nabhangan Foundation. Of course a chance to speak with her one on one was a must!
“What is a woman’s job, Ramesh? Taking care of parents-in-law, husband, children, home and things at work—all at the same time? She isn’t God or a superhuman."
The arrays of workstations were occupied by people peering into their computer screens. The clicks of keyboard keys were punctuated by the occasional footsteps moving around to brainstorm or collaborate with colleagues in their cubicles. Most employees went about their tasks without looking at the person seated on either side of their workstation. Meenakshi was one of them.
The thirty-one-year-old marketing manager in a leading eCommerce company in India sat straight in her seat, her eyes on the screen, her fingers punching furiously into the keys. She was in a flow and wanted to finish the report while the thoughts and words were coming effortlessly into her mind.
Natu-Natu. The mellifluous ringtone interrupted her thoughts. She frowned at her mobile phone with half a mind to keep it ringing until she noticed the caller’s name on the screen, making her pick up the phone immediately.
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