WHERE HAS LOVE GONE?: Karisma Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan
The marriage was fixed tentatively for April. But now Abhishek and Karisma a couple who got close to each other on the sets of a film, aptly titled Loveria, have succumbed to the strains in their relationship.
They broke off when the two had a major showdown at a function in New Delhi at common friend Mandiras wedding.
The entire entertainment industry is buzzing with this news now.
Loveria was produced by ABCL and starred Karisma and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles. At that juncture, Karisma was not keen to talk about her relationship with the Small B. I cant say anything.
They (Bachchans) will be upset, she told this writer on the last day of the shoot of Loveria at Kamal Amrohi Studios in 1996.
The film was never released, but the duo became a couple, despite having contrasting lifestyles. Karisma never attended parties, but teetotaler Abhishek did.
Attempts to contact both Karisma and Abhishek, were unsuccessful. But the frank and outspoken Kareena, who is close to both her sister and Abhishek, is more vocal.
If Karisma has taken a decision, then she must have thought over it. She is not an impulsive person. She is very level-headed and knows what she is doing.
There have been differences between them for sometime and that must have lead to this. But who knows, they might decide to get back too. I am not someone to talk about it, she signs off on a note of hope.
While Karisma is sitting upset in Mumbai, Abhishek is nursing his broken heart in Jaisalmer. Karisma has been avoiding the press, while Abhishek has been quite emotionally disturbed at work.
The two had worked together in Dharmesh Darshans film Haan... Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya and Dharmesh felt that they looked fabulous together.
I think they are one of the best pairs in Bollywood and look very good offscreen too, Darshan told this writer in 2002.
Karismas next release, Baaz-A Bird In Danger, will hit the marquee on January 31, while Abhishek has Zameen, LOC and Kuch Na Kaho on the floors.
WHY DID THEY BREAK-UP?
Here are three unconfirmed reasons:
Abhisheks career has not taken off and Karisma is on the verge of signing off from the film industry even as her TV serial Karishma The Miracle of Destiny is being shot.
There have been differences between the two on various counts the contrasting lifestyles, the age (Karisma is older than Abhishek), the style of wedding, the place of residence after marriage and various other things which may sound trivial at this stage.
But once the initial differences cropped up, there seemed to be no adjustments between the two.
There is talk that there was too much pressure from the Bachchans on Karisma to compromise after marriage.
WHERE HAS LOVE GONE?: Karisma Kapoor and Abhishek BachchanAfter a seven-year relationship and a September engagement, Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor have split.