Five Bollywood celebrities who did not care about social norms

If there’s one thing bigger than marriage in India, it is child-birth. No sooner are you married than you are expected to produce a child. But what if the child, or just pregnancy, were to precede the marriage? Generally, all hell breaks loose. Yes, in this day and age, even in urban India, getting pregnant before you are married is a Very Big Deal. It’s easier if you are a celebrity, but even so, fingers will be pointed and tongues will wag.

Now take a look at some Bollywood celebrities who gave the social norms the go-by and lived life on their own terms.

Konkona Sen Sharma

Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranveer Shorey got married in a small, private ceremony at her residence in 2010.  She gave birth to a baby boy in early 2011. The marriage was announced hastily, and the delivery confirmed that the baby had been conceived before the couple got hitched. The two are now officially divorced, with shared custody of the child.

Sridevi

Ms Thunder Thighs, as Sridevi was known back then, was seven months into her pregnancy with first daughter Jhanvi when she tied the knot with Boney Kapoor. Their affair was much talked-about, as Boney was still married to his former wife at the time of Sridevi’s pregnancy. Boney’s son from his first marriage, current heart throb Arjun Kapoor, has never been able to reconcile with the idea of his father marrying Sridevi.

Sarika

Yet another star, yet another extra-marital affair — Kamal Haasan was still married to dancer Vani Ganapathy when he started an affair with actress Sarika. When they decided to live with each other without marrying, it became the talk of the town. While they were living in together, Sarika gave birth to their first daughter, Shruti. The two had their second child, Akshara, after they tied the knot.

Neena Gupta

This one created quite a buzz! When veteran actress Neena Gupta had a public affair with West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards, tongues wagged like crazy. She got pregnant with her daughter Masaba, but Richards went back to his wife. Neena raised her daughter as a single parent and never hid the relationship, or Masaba’s parentage, from anybody.

Mahima Choudhry

Mahima Chaudhary who rose to instant stardom with her debut movie, Pardes, suddenly vanished from the silver screen after doing a few movies. Her marriage to Bobby Mukherjee in 2006 was a private affair, and it was widely believed that she was already pregnant at the time of the marriage.

 

 

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