Marriage is like falling in love innumerable times, always with the same person. Since Bollywood is like a mirror to how we perceive our society and values. We often look upto marriages that have made it against all circumstances. Here are 5 couples that can teach us a thing or two about marriage:
*Amitabh-Jaya: Perfect example of time-tested love and dedication. Around 44 years back, the angry young man of Bollywood broke many hearts when he tied the knot with his ladylove. Yes, we are talking about Amitabh Bachchan and his dainty and demure better-half, Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan. Celebrating a marital bliss of over four decades, they are stronger, well bonded setting new parameters of trust, understanding, respect and love in the relationship of husband and wife. Amtiabh Bachchan has attained unprecedented success and has won numerous accolades in his career, including four National Film Awards and fifteen Filmare Awards. He has also worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. He has hosted several seasons of the superhit game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. Jaya is a renowned actress in her own right in parallel cinema and a politician. The couple together love travelling, spending time with their kids Abhishek and Shweta and grandchildren Navya Naveli, Agastya and Aaradhya.
* Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri: Teenage love, dream-weavers, supporters of each other and lovers forever! Exhibiting a picture of the most hands-on parents, perfect hosts, loyal friends SRK-Gauri have become one of the couples people look upto. Shah Rukh and Gauri got married on October 25, 1991, hence completing 25 years of marriage this year. SRK has attained super stardom while his wife has become a leader designer in the country with a flagship store that is a one of its kind. The couple produce films together under their banner Red Chillies Entertainment, have a franchise in IPL and have properties all over the world.
* Ajay-Kajol: We have heard of the saying ‘opposites attract’, Kajol-Arjun proved it right! While we know Ajay Devgan is a shy and introvert person, Kajol is someone who is loud and bubbly. The two dated each other for four years and then tied the nuptial knot on February 24, 1999 in true Maharashtrian style. The couple has gone through ups and downs in their personal and professional lives, and with each passing year, they have gone stronger. Ajay and Kajol often seen having some PDA moments on social media and their fans aren’t complaining. Recently, Ajay shared an adorable picture of the two and captioned it, “It is all about the simple pleasures in life.” Ajay has become a successful actor and producer, while Kajol continues to wow us with stellar performances.
*Akshay-Twinkle: What happened to be a pure fling (as disclosed by Twinkle on Koffee with Karan) turned out to be true love. Akshay revealed that Twinkle was very confident of her upcoming release, Mela, in 2000. She was certain that it would do well and told him that in case the movie fails to create magic in the box office, she would marry him. Luckily for them, the movie flopped, and soon they got married. Well, all we can say is that they are one of the best looking couples we have in our country today, and an inspiration for all to look up to. According to Akshay, it was only because of Twinkle’s unfailing support that encouraged him to become a Bollywood star. She left her career as an actor and became an interior decorator. An entrepreneur, a homemaker, a loving and caring mother, she has given Akshay stability in his life.
*Abhishek-Aishwarya: It was as if Barbie met Ken! Their acquaintance invoked so much excitement and curiousity from their fans, also their wedding was a major affair. While many contemplated that the couple wouldn't survive because of the pressures of the media glare, Abhishek and Aishwarya prooved otherwise. They are stronger than ever, inseparable and have great respect for each other's accomplishments. He was there as a supporting husband when she was facilitated as Miss World a year ago and Aishwarya is a permanent spectator at his Jaipur Panthers games (Pro Kabaddi League). They have done various films together like Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kuch Naa Kaho, Umrao Jaan and Guru, Dhoom 2 and have great chemistry on-screen. On November 16, 2011, they were blessed with a daughter called Aaradhya Bachchan (fondly called Beti-B) after four years after their marriage.