Did you know Salman Khan and Sangeeta Bijlani were engaged? Or that Shilpa Shinde and Romit Raj almost got married? We look at celebrity couples from Bollywood and television who got engaged but never married.
Mallika Sherawat – Vijay Singh
Mallika had chosen Vijay Singh as her partner on a TV show ‘The Bachelorette India – Mere Khaayalon Ki Mallika’. Mallika got engaged to him but broke off the relationship a year later.
Vivek Oberoi – Gurpreet Gill
Vivek Oberoi was engaged to Gurpreet Gill in 2000 before joining the film industry. But, the relationship ended soon. Vivek dated Aishwarya Rai Bachchan before marrying Priyanka Alva in 2010.
Karisma Kapoor – Abhishek Bachchan
In 2002, Karisma and Abhishek got engaged on Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday. However, in February 2003, they decided to part ways. Abhishek went on to marry Aishwarya Rai Bachchan while Karisma tied the knot with businessman Sunjay Kapur. Karisma and Sunjay got divorced in June 2016, and have two children together, Samiera Kapoor and Kiaan Raj Kapoor. Abhishek and Aishwarya have a daughter named Aaradhya Bachchan.
Rakhi Sawant – Elesh Parujanwala
In 2009, Rakhi Sawant had got engaged to Elesh through a TV show. The name of the show was ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamwar’, where Rakhi had chosen him from 16 eligible bachelors who had participated. The couple, however, later got separated.
Shilpa Shinde – Romit Raj
‘Bigg Boss 11’ winner Shilpa Shinde was to marry actor Romit Raj. They had worked together in serials like Maayka and Maat Pitaah Ke Charnon Mein Swarg. They fell in love on the sets during the shoot and in 2009 were set to tie the knot. The wedding cards were also printed. But it is said Shilpa refused to marry Romit a few days before their nuptials.
Karan Singh Grover – Barkha Bisht
While his divorces with Jennifer Winget and Shraddha Nigam grabbed headlines, very few people know that Bipasha Basu’s husband was also engaged to Barkha Bisht. Bisht went on to marry Indraneil Sengupta.
Neil Nitin Mukesh – Priyanka Bhatia
According to reports, Neil Nitin Mukesh was engaged to girlfriend Priyanka Bhatia during his early days in Bollywood. Neil, however, got separated from Priyanka to focus on his career. He is now married to Rukmini Sahay.
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Upen Patel – Karishma Tanna
They fell in love during ‘Bigg Boss’. On ‘Nach Baliye’, Upen proposed to Karishma. However, they broke their engagement later citing personal reasons.
Sikander Kher – Priya Singh
Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher’s son Sikander Kher and Priya Singh, daughter of Kavita Singh got engaged in 2016. Kavita is Anil Kapoor’s wife Sunita Kapoor’s sister. A few months after the engagement, they decided to call off their wedding.
Sajid Khan – Gauhar Khan
Filmmaker Sajid Khan and former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant and actress Gauahar Khan got engaged in 2003. However, they never made this news public, and the reason for breaking off their engagement, too, was never clear.
Akshay Kumar – Ravenna Tandon
Raveena had reportedly told in an interview to a magazine that she had secretly gotten engaged to Akshay. It all started on the sets of film ‘Mohra’ in 1994. They were a hit couple, on-screen and off-screen. But due to Akshay’s link-up rumors with another actress, Raveena decided to part ways.
Salman Khan – Sangeeta Bijlani
For years, Salman Khan’s love affairs have been in the spotlight. Salman’s name was associated with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Iulia Vantur, and many other actresses. But, in 1994, Salman’s wedding cards were apparently printed for his wedding with actress Sangeeta Bijlani. Salman remains a bachelor to date.