When there are no recent blind items, you can always catch up on old Bollywood gossips. These are not even blind items, so you don’t have to rack up your brain to think who it’s about. These are old gossips, though, you might or might not know these people. Some of these stories, you might have already heard before. As for how legitimate these stories, we don’t know for sure. But like you, we too have heard some of these stories before.
Kajol and Family
Shobhna Samarth, Kajol’s grandmother, divorced her husband and lived with the actor Motilal and her four daughters for ten years. After they split, he had relationship with the actress Nadira until his death.
Ashok Kumar and Nalini Jaywant, Kajol’s great aunt (Shobhna Samarth’s cousin) worked together in 11 films and had an on/off relationship throughout. His wife was an alcoholic and he moved out and into the same street as Nalini lived on. She stopped socialising with people, including Ashok, in the early eighties and died a total recluse.
Meena Kumari was married to Kamal Amrohi but also had affairs with Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar, Pradeep Kumar and Dharmendra.
Premnath proposed to Madhubala but she turned him down. She also received proposals from Pradeep Kumar and Bharat Bushan. She proposed to Kishore Kumar.
Dilip Kumar had a fling with Vyjayanthimala after breaking up with Madhubala. He does not acknowledge the relationship though, for whatever reason. He dated Waheeda Rehman briefly but he ditched her at the last minute and married Saira Banu at the behest of her mother.
Saira Banu was in a relationship with the much married Rajendra Kumar before her marriage. She also had a fling with Dharmendra while he was dating Meena Kumari too.
Raj Kapoor dated Vyjaynthimala, even though she denies it. He ditched her when his wife, scarred by the Nargis affair put her foot down and Vyjayanthimala allegedly had to have an abortion. She later married his personal physician, who himself was married and left his wife and family for her.
Raj Kapoor also had an affair with the great dancer/actress Padmini.
Dev Anand confessed in his memoirs that he was in love with Zeenat Aman. She didn’t really reciprocate and later got involved with Raj Kapoor.
Shammi Kapoor and Mumtaz were involved and wanted to get married. Mumtaz claimed they split because Shammi wanted her to give up her career and she was not ready to.
The much married Mehmood had a long affair with Aruna Irani and single-handedly dictated her career. She left him after he became obsessive and possessive and her career started to derail. She made a comeback a few years later but only as a character actor.
Parveen Babi had a long term relationship with Mahesh Bhatt. She also had flings with Amitabh Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa and Feroz Khan.