Many people who are seeing movies since the 90’s must have known this – for the people who don’t know, one of the favourite Bollywood stars today, ‘Akshay Kumar’, back in his old days dated the well-known actress ‘Raveena Tandon’.
The duo has done so many films like ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, ‘Mohra’ – the film which helped actress Tandon in her career, ‘Barood’, ‘Keemat’ and many more, out of which several were a hit. Thus, both of them became a successful couple of the industry. Akshay and Raveena started dating each other, the gravity of their relationship was so much that getting married would have been the ultimate climax.
People today also know the chemistry between these two stars after seeing them both in rain, dancing in ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’. This song was ahead of its time.
They were seen along at that time on so many occasions, everyone thought that they will announce their marriage anytime. In an interview with ‘Stardust’ magazine, Tandon said that the couple had secretly got engaged in a temple and also Kumar promised to marry her the day she finished off her last shoot.
According to Raveena, Akshay thought that it would be good to keep the engagement secret as he would lose his female fan following and this sudden news would ruin his career. After their break up, the ‘Maatr’ actress has said that loyalty meant everything to her. The actress also revealed that while both of them were engaged, the ‘Welcome’ actor even got engaged to two other girls.
What was the reason behind this successful Bollywood Jodi’s breakup?
Well, there have been numerous reasons for their breakup, a strong one is that during their courtship period and shooting of ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ in 1996. The ‘Padman’ actor and ‘Rekha’ got very close and this news got the fire.
“I don’t think Akshay ever had anything to do with Rekha. As a matter of fact, he would run away from her. Akshay tolerated Rekha because of the film. At one point she wanted to get lunch dabbas for him from home. That’s when I put my foot down. I felt it was taking things a bit too far,” she had told Rediff in an interview.
In another interview with Cine Blitz, Raveena made a statement about Rekha. She said, “If this actress knows that we are together yet gets too close to Akshay, I will get my claws into her. But Akshay knows how to handle the situation I guess,” she said.
By the time their affair was on the verge of getting over and left with some hopes, the ‘Gabbar’actor started dating ‘Shilpa Shetty’. Tandon has blamed the actor for his such ostentatious behaviour and said that Akshay proposes every girl. (taken from India today, said in an interview with stardust in 1999)
Now currently, both of them are happy in their respective lives. Raveena Tandon married Anil Thadani in 2004, they have a daughter named Rasha and a boy named Ranbir.
Back in 1995, the ‘Satta’ actress adopted 2 girls, Pooja and Chhaya when they were 11 and 8 months old.
Akshay Kumar is gearing up for his ‘Independence Day’ release ‘Gold’ where he will be seen essaying the role of the Indian Hockey Team’s ‘Coach’, right after the freedom from Britishers.