The year 2016 is about to end and the year has been quite unlucky for B-town couples.
In fact, the year started up on an unsavoury note for love birds in tinselvile as several couples called off their relationship right at beginning of 2016.
Though, it started off with Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, several couples seemed to have followed the trend.
It seemed like love has lost its pace in the glam town and relationships are going defunct.
Here we bring you a list of all the Bollywood couples who called it quits this year:
Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif: Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif left their fans in utter shock when they chose call off their six year long relationship early this year. It was quite unbelievable for everyone given that there were speculations about them getting married this year.
Farhan Akhtar-Adhuna Bhabani: The next to join the leagues was actor Farhan Akhtar who called off his 15 years of wedding with wife Adhuna Bhabani. Farhan’s separation came as a rude shock considering his image of a perfect family man. It was reported that Farhan’s rumoured extra-marital affair with one his co-stars made him part ways with Adhuna. They announced their separation with a joint statement, stating “This is to announce that we, Adhuna and Farhan, have mutually and amicably decided to separate. Our children remain our priority and it is immensely important to us, as responsible parents, that they be protected from unwarranted speculation and public glare. We sincerely request that we are given the privacy that is required at this time to move forward in a dignified manner”.
Shweta Rohira-Pulkit Samrat: Actor Pulkit Samrat, who married superstar Salman Khan’s rakhi sister Shweta Rohira, got separated from her within a year of their wedding. It was rumoured that Pulkit was dating his co-star from ‘Sanam Re’ Yami Gautam which made him part ways with wife Shweta. Shweta had also accused Yami of having an eye on her husband. However, Pulkit had rubbished the reports of dating Yami straight away.
Sushant Singh Rajput-Ankita Lokhande: Another blow came from Sushant Singh Rajput who was dating Television actress Ankit Lokhande for over six years. The two had been the most ideal couple of small screen industry. However, their relationship hit a rocky patch after Sushant reportedly couldn’t give enough time to Ankita as a result they decided to call it quits.
Arbaaz Khan-Malaika Arora: Even Salman Khan’s family couldn’t escape the bug of break-ups and his brother Arbaaz Khan too joined the list. Arbaaz and his wife Malaika Arora chose to end their 17 years of marriage. While the reason of their separation is not known, it was reported that Malaika’s extra-marital affair was one of the reasons behind her split with Arbaaz. The couple has filed a divorce petition in a family court in Mumbai now.
Akshara Hassan-Tanuj Virvani: Veteran actor Kamal Hassan’s daughter Akshara, who was dating Rati Agnihotri’s son Tanuj Virvani, too is a part of this break-up list. The couple was dating each other for a while, but chose to end their affiar amicably after thier parents didn’t approve of their relationship.
Vivian D’Sena-Vahbiz Dorabjee: Television couple Vivian D’Sena and Vahbiz Dorabjee, who have been married for three years, have also parted ways this year. The couple got married in 2013 after meeting on the sets of the show, ‘Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani’. While neither of them has spoken about the reasons behind their split, speculation says it is because of compatibility issues.
Karishma Tanna-Upen Patel: Celeb couple Karishma Tanna and Upen Patel, who fell in love during their stint on popular reality show Bigg Boss 10, also parted ways this year. The couple had been one of the most talked about couples of the industry after Upen proposed Karishma on national TV during their participation in Nach Baliye 7. While the reasons behind their split isn’t known, the couple eas recently spotted fighting on the Mumbai streets as well.
Raghu Ram –Sugandha Garg: The ten year wedding of Raodies fame Raghu Ram and his wife Sugandha Garg hit a rocky path early this year. While talking to a leading daily Raghu had stated that he and his wife chose to part ways amicably as they were spending more time apart from each other rather than spending time together. He also asserted that despite divorce, they will continue to remain good always.
Om Puri-Nandita: Veteran actor Om Puri who was married to Nandita for over 26 years also ended his married early this year. Talking about his separation with Nandita, Om had told a leading daily it was the clash of their sensibilities that made them took this decision. “This happens with people so there is nothing unusual in it. Nandita and I are supposed to talk only regarding Ishaan's education and welfare,” Puri was quoted saying. The couple have opted for judicial separation under which they are a married couple legally but have their separate lives and cannot interfere in each other's matter.