They say love is sweeter the second time around. But finding that true love is not guaranteed to be easier. Several of our Bollywood celebrities have explored love for the second time and seem to have settled down comfortably with their soul mates. Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi who was married Shvetha Jaishankar earlier just announced his engagement on Twitter to Lara Dutta who has dated hotties like Dino Morea and Kelly Dorjee in the past. We are hoping, love stays on, the second time around.
Text by Sujata Chakrabarti
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Saif who was married to Amrita Singh seems to be going stronger with lady love Kareena Kapoor. While rumours of their impending engagement and marriage have been many, the couple never shy away from expressing their strong love for each other.
Though it was a fairytale all along for Aamir Khan and his former wife Reena Dutta (the two actually eloped to get married against their family's wishes), it made headlines when they announced their split following their 15-year marriage. Aamir met his present wife Kiran Rao while shooting for 'Lagaan' and married her in 2005.
Sanju Baba had been married twice before he met his present wife Maanyata. After his first marriage to the late Richa Sharma failed, he went on to have a relationship with former model Rhea Pillai and later married her. After that marriage too went awry, Sanjay was first spotted in public with Maanyata at the Star Screen Awards in 2007. The two now are happily married and Maanyata currently is pregnant with twins.
While Kirron was earlier married and had her son Sikander from her earlier marriage, Anupam and she have only grown from strength to strength.
Marriage number two has proved right for director-producer Mahesh Bhatt who went on to marry British-born Indian actor Soni Razdan. A passionate affair with the late actor Parveen Babi culminated in the end of his first marriage to Kiran Bhatt. But, Mahesh now is a happily married man.
Several hearts broke when Sridevi got hitched to the already-married Boney Kapoor in 1996. The beautiful actor has retired from cinema since marrying the filmmaker and has stayed home to raise their two daughters Jhanvi and Khushi.
After Sajid's former wife, actor Divya Bharti apparently commited suicide by jumping from her balcony, the filmmaker came under intense scrutiny. However, the past is now forgotten, and Sajid is happily married to Wardha Khan. In 2008, Sajid became dad for the second time after Wardha delivered a baby boy.