Bollywood Stars Who Eloped to Get Married

Love knows no boundaries. And, when you meet your soul mate you can go to any length just to be with them, irrespective of the oppostion from your family, friends or society. Even our Bollywood stars have faced similar fate for their love life. Despite the rejections, they too stood by their lovers and finally got hitched in a true filmy style.

But even after many years, while some marriages are still going strong, a few have ended on a bad note. Here are some celebs from the tinsel town who eloped to get married to the love of their life.

Madhuri Dixit and Shriram Nene

The whole nation was taken aback when Madhuri Dixit announced her marriage with Dr. Shriram Nene in 1999. The ‘dhak dhak girl’ broke millions of hearts when she

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Madhuri Dixit and Shriram Nene

The whole nation was taken aback when Madhuri Dixit announced her marriage with Dr. Shriram Nene in 1999. The ‘dhak dhak girl’ broke millions of hearts when she took a hiatus from films after her marriage.

Post-marriage, she got settled in Denver, USA with her husband who is a cardiovascular surgeon. Now a mother of two sons, Madhuri was at the peak of her career when she married a person who was completely out of her super stardom world.

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Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta

Yes, you heard it right! Mr. Perfectionist eloped with Reena to get married. Aamir, proposed to Reena (his next-door neighbour), the day he turned 21. But the couple faced staunch opposition from Reena’s family owing to their different religions. Reena was a Hindu and Aamir was a Muslim. But despite the opposition, they eloped and tied the knot on April 18, 1986. The couple was soon blessed with two kids- son Junaid and daughter Ira. However, after 16 years of marriage the couple decided to call it quits. Aamir is now married to Kiran Rao.

Padmini Kolhapure and Pradeep (Tutu) Sharma

Padmini met Pradeep when he signed her for his film, Aisa Pyaar Kahan. Love soon blossomed between the two, but the couple kept denying it in public. Padimini’s parents were not in favour of their relationship, as Pradeep hailed from a different community. After failing to convince them, Padmini eloped with her producer boyfriend. They tied the knot on August 14, 1986 at a friend's house in Mumbai. Their marriage is still going strong and they have a son named Priyank.

Bindiya Goswami and JP Dutta

The tale of yesteryear actress, Bindiya's (who starred in Gol Maal, Shaan) marriage is nothing less than complicated. She first married actor Vinod Mehra (who was already married to Meena Broca at that time). Although, Bindiya’s parents were not in favour of their relationship, she went ahead to tie the knot with him. However, their love did not last long as she later developed a liking for director, JP Dutta. It was then that she eloped with Dutta to get married to him. The duo were later blessed with two daughters, Nidhi and Siddhi.

Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal

Little did Shashi knew that his love for theatres will help him find his ladylove in Jennifer Kendal. Shashi met Jennifer in Kolkata in 1956, while working in their respective theatre groups, Prithvi Theatre and Shakespeareana group. After a few meetings, the duo fell in love and decided to get married. However, Jennifer’s father disapproved of this match. But despite this, she came to Mumbai and married Shashi in a traditional Indian way in July 1958. Later, in 1984, Jennifer died of cancer leaving Shashi shattered. The couple have three children- Karan, Kunal and Sanjana.

Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali

It was on the sets of Rangeen Raaten in Ranikhet, where Shammi  Kapoor fell in love with Geeta Bali. It was after a four-month long pursual that she agreed to be his wife. As the actress was a year older than Shammi, he was quite sceptical about his family's reaction to this match. Fearing the parental opposition, the two eloped and got married at Mumbai's Banganga temple with producer-director Hari Walia as witness. Geeta later succumbed to smallpox in 1965.