"Love. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."
This wonderful quote perfectly fits here as we have some examples who broke the monotony of this world and fought for their love.
Love doesn't only bring butterflies, it also comes with lots of storms and disasters. This is where one can really show the power of true love to the world.
If you talk about love, there is a factor in India which says no to inter-caste or inter-religion marriage as they're supposed to end in a bad fortune. But guess what, we have some people in India who took a stand for their marriage and are now giving relationship goals to every couple.
Let's talk about those who didn't kneel in front of the society, situations, hard times, and bad phases of their lives.
The King of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan, fought brilliantly for his real-life love. They both started dating even before Shah Rukh Khan stepped in Bollywood. Shah Rukh was always a shy person. But the charm of Gauri somehow attracted him and he asked her for a dance. She acquiesced to this and that became the best dance of Khan's life. He asked her for the number and got a big 'NO' instead. But the couple started dating and one day Shah Rukh asked her the most important question, but not in a most romantic way, *Sigh*. He just asked her and speeded up towards his flat, he didn't even wait for her reaction. He got the hard words from Gauri's brother, but he still managed to stand for his love. They happily got married in the year 1991 and started living a contented life. Things were challenging for them because of inter-religion marriage, but their love smashed all the walls of society.
I know we rushed through their love-story but hope you still loved the essence of it.
Yes, popular one. It seems like they didn't exactly face any problems in their marriage, but this is not the case. The marriage saw its ups and downs and survived in every situation. Quite a long age gap and inter-religion marriage, the forms of society dramatically got a pain in their neck. Both of the families agreed to the marriage and the event was supposed to be held in 2009. But destiny played a role here and Kareena's family received a letter from an astrologer Boralkar, which said their marriage is no good. The Kapoor family canceled the marriage. The couple kept trying to convince each other's family and finally, they agreed for the grand function. This time also the astrologer sent Kapoor's family an announcement which said their marriage will end in six months and Kareena's career will be destroyed. This time the couple took an action and sent a legal notice to the astrologer.
They finally invited the whole universe on their wedding and see, they are giving us relationship goals now.
Their's is one of the most popular cases in the books of inter-religion marriages. Tina Dabi is the IAS topper and Athar holds the second rank in the same list. They two met after the result and Athar fell for Tina at first look. Tina, somehow knew that Athar would reach her before the end of the day. And here it was, she found Athar on her doorsteps on the same evening. The couple started to explore the beauty of this world and tied a knot in the presence of stars. But the stones of society mocked them and declared Tina unpatriotic. They still sometimes find hard and rude comments, but ignoring them is the best option that they choose. They both are contributing their efforts in the development of India and we are proud of them.
The story followed by the heartbreaks is the best one on this list. Nargis was in love with Raj Kapoor and signed every movie of RK Studio at those times. On the other hand, Raj Kapoor had already tied a knot with Krishna Kapoor. Even after that, Nargis was ready to be his second wife, but the slip of fate broke the relationship, leaving Nargis in depression. It was the set of Mother India, where Nargis met Sunil Dutt. The actor's heart fell in love with her, which was noticed by every person on the set. The story took a twist when Nargis got stuck in the fire and Sunil Dutt risked his life to save her. Because of the burns and injuries, he got hospitalized and Nargis started to visit him daily after shooting. In the same course, Sunil proposed her in the hospital and she said YES without a second thought. Their marriage faced criticism in the country as this was the first high-profile inter-religion marriage. Still, they battled against the odds and made a land of their dreams.
Aamir Khan was deeply in love with Reena Dutta, his first wife. They were peacefully enjoying their lives when the sudden storms started to enter in their house. They had to go for divorce, but they never made public statements and rude comments for each other. Aamir Khan went into depression for three years after the divorce. The depression was fierce that he stopped working in his profession and he even started to spend his whole time at home. It took a lot of courage for him to step out from the house and go for the shoot. As they say, time is the best healer, it did heal the wounds of Aamir and he started living a normal life.
It was the sets of Lagaan which made a drift in the fate of Kiran and Aamir. They first met on the sets of Lagaan and then Dil Chahata Hai. At the time of their second meeting, Aamir was not well because of his divorce. They two bonded with each other in a lovely manner and started dating. After dating for a few years, Kiran realised she was falling for Aamir. On the other hand, Aamir was finding it difficult to give a chance this time and his family was also not in the favour of marriage or relationship.
Facing the oddest moments and hard times, this couple bravely took a chance and now, they are one of the best couples of Bollywood.
One is famous for his different roles in Bollywood, the other is Maya Sarabhai for everyone. This jolly couple is setting a different example in the world. They first met in 1975 when Naseeruddin was an FTII graduate and Ratna was still in college. They did their first play together 'Sambhog Se Sanyaas Tak' and it got a bounce in the market. They got so much indulged in the interviews and limelight that they forgot about their personal life. Naseeruddin was actually handling his divorce trauma when Ratna supported him with the love and care. Both of them didn't realise when they fell for each other, and what else now? Societal bombs started exploding because of factors like age, religion, caste, etc. They survived these hard times and planned their secret marriage, where they invited only a few friends and family members.
In one interview, Ratna revealed that their marriage was the one in which both bride and groom enjoyed in the same way as the guests.
These lovebirds carved their own path and achieved the heights of the second world. They first met during their MBA days at IIM and it was again the love at first sight. It was Ankita's family who disapproved the guy because of his caste. After all the failed attempts of convincing her parents, one day Faiz finally decided to clear the issue. He showed up at their house and made a promise that he won't force Ankita to change her religion, or start eating non-veg. The main issue with Ankita's father was dug in the fact that Islam allows a man to marry four times. To this, Faiz found a solution and decided to marry Ankita in four different ways. From marriage with Hindu tradition to Nikkah, the couple planned destination wedding to different places. It has been more than two years and both of them are living their dream life.
"I like my husband because he didn't listen to his mom"
Former Miss India, Miss International Runner-Up and National Swimming Star, Nafisa Ali always wanted a husband who would love her in every circumstance. She met R.S. Sodhi and things changed when the green pearled eyes met those black studded ones. After facing a lot of break-ups and struggles, this couple finally decided to take a step forward in their relationship. As R.S. Sodhi was Hindu, this created problems for both of them because the Sodhi family was not ready to accept a Muslim in their house.
This was the time when R.S. Sodhi took a stand for his love and went for court marriage. Despite the disapproval of his mother, he hailed Nafisa to decorate his life. Things went by and the Sodhi family accepted Nafisa as their daughter-in-law.
The Madaari actor met his love of life at National School Of Drama (NSD). He was not in the habit of talking to girls, but still, he grabbed the courage and started talking to her. They became good friends by the end of their college times and now the hard period gave a knock. Both of them wanted to get married but the professional life was not doing good for them. Both of them were jobless and they found hard times in looking for work. The marriage was inter-religion, so it also went into many disapproval processes. But their patience and hard work landed them with good work in Bollywood and they inaugurated a new happy married life.
Ajit Agarkar, a well-known cricket player who gifted India so many victories and cups prioritized his love over the profession. They two met at the peak time of Ajit when he just saw his international debut. The time was crucial, any distraction would have caused a disaster, but eliminating all the barriers, Ajit married Fatima in a secret wedding. The inter-religion marriage was exactly not accepted by his fans, but they were helpless and loved him anyway. This couple is now exploring the world with their love and they don't regret anything.
Sachin is a political leader and he met Sarah in abroad during their college days. Talking about Sarah, she is the daughter of former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq Abdullah. Obviously, there was a huge drama for their announcement. Sarah's father had many objections and problems with this marriage. Sarah's family never appreciated the marriage and they even never accepted Sachin as their son-in-law. On the other hand, the fans of Sachin were disappointed and they were claiming different things. The couple showed the courage and organised their marriage with the blessings of the universe.
The storm settled and everything took the right place. The Abdullah family accepted Sachin and they were blessed with two sons who live in Ghaziabad.
You might know Emraan Hashmi as a playboy or Casanova in reel life, but he is different in his real life. Emraan Hashmi, the cousin of Alia Bhatt, gave his heart to Parveen Shahani who was a teacher in some school. The couple started dating even before the actor decided to take a step in Bollywood. After getting his hands on the unique movies, he decided to greet Parveen as a wife in his life. Things were smooth, they exactly had no problems related to their religion, neither did they face the taunts of society, but the relationship went through a bad phase. Their son Ayaan got a bad time in 2004 when Cancer grasped him at the age of four. Emraan was so much busy with his professional life that he was unable to travel with Ayaan for his chemotherapy. Parveen took a step forward and shifted to Canada with Ayaan for his regular treatments and checkups. This is where love plays its part. The couple somehow developed an understanding and stayed together for the treatment of their kiddo. Finally, Ayan got recovered from the Cancer and they came back to their happy place. From there on, the couple enjoys its personal life and manages to stay away from the sharp eyes of the media.
It was the time for Soha Ali Khan to settle into her life after the marriage of Saif Ali Khan. She was not sure about the love of her life Kunal Khemu. Though they didn't have the societal pressure, family issues, the problems were in handling the relationship. There was no question mark on their love, but marriage comes with responsibilities and compromises, for which they were probably not ready. The emotional stress was there supported by a different mood, it was difficult to choose between right and wrong.
In reality, it is the first step which is difficult and everything becomes easy after that. They took that first step by going on in a live-in relationship. According to Soha, it was a difficult decision, but they survived the ups and downs of their love life. Both of them don't advise for a live-in relationship because of its challenges, but they feel blessed that they faced them.
They got married in the year 2015 and this year they welcomed their baby girl.
"We have promised each other that no matter how much we argue, we'll never fight over religion"
Every relationship has its bad times, but the survival is what all matters. The young Pankaj Udhas, who was splashing his feet for a good start met Farida at his neighbour's place. The honest and innocent face stuck in his mind and he started talking to her. They were so happy with each other that they started considering their relationship to the next level. Udhas family was happy with their decision, but it was the family of Farida who showered the anger on both of them. The couple wanted to marry under the blessings of both the families, hence delayed their plan. The hard work and lucky stars of Pankaj made him famous and the couple again tried to talk to the family of Farida. Her father was a strict retired police inspector, but still, they convinced the family this time.
The couple can be seen together at events and functions.
All it knows is how to sail the ship of happiness while fighting with the storm of problems.