Portrait of love: Guru Dutt and Geeta
Published On: March 8, 2013 | Duration: 19 min, 25 sec
Saira Banu lost her heart to Dilip Kumar when she just 12. He was 22 years older and in love with actress Madhubala. But there was a happy ending in store for Saira.
Bollywood's most famous romance had all the makings of a masala movie - he was married and from the heartlands of Punjab, she was pursued by another famous suitor and was from the deep south. Despite the obstacles, Garam Dharam yelled he loved Dream Girl Hema on set for everyone to hear.
Dimple Kapadia was all of 13 when Raj Kapoor offered her Bobby and she was just 16 when she married Rajesh Khanna after first meeting him on a flight. At 31, he was Bollywood's biggest star and had been in a long-term relationship with model-actress Anju Mahendru.
Boy meets girl, boy saves girl from fiery death, girl marries boy. Sunil Dutt and Nargis took Bollywood entirely by surprise when they married, and Raj Kapoor played no small part in their romance.
Dev Anand was left hurt and humiliated after actress Suraiya refused to go through with their secretly-planned on-set wedding. Then, along came Kalpana Kartik.
When Mithun Chakraborty and Yogeeta Bali met, she was married to singer Kishore Kumar and he was rumoured to be married to a model. But those weren't the only obstacles they had to overcome in their enduring partnership. There was also Sridevi.
Leena Chandavarkar was just two years older than Kishore Kumar's son. She had been widowed at 25, he had been married thrice before. They married secretly, in the face of stiff opposition from her father, and remained married till Kishore Kumar died.