The Bollywood Film Industry is something everyone keeps their eyes on. The glamorous and dreamy-looking life of people working in the entertainment industry can easily fascinate everyone. Even the real-life relationships of celebrities look cool and sorted to the public eye. But sometimes the reality is different. To elaborate more, we have prepared this article about 10 Bollywood actresses who went through domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The recently gone viral news about Flora Saini is an example to prove you should not believe everything you see. The lives of celebs might look beautiful to the outer world, but only they know what their struggles are. Flora Saini revealed that she was in an abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend and revealed that he almost tried to kill her.
Unfortunately, she is not the only one who had to face such an inappropriate and unethical attitude & behaviour of her partner. Many popular actresses have been through the same.
10 Bollywood Actresses Who Faced Domestic & Relationship Abuse
The popular and talented Karisma Kapoor is also a name in this. list of Bollywood actresses who faced domestic violence and abusive relationships. The actress tied the wedding knot with industrialist Sunjay Kapur and filed for a divorce after 13 years of marriage in 2014.
Karisma revealed that her husband Sunjay Kapur and his family used to torture her physically and mentally. After fighting a long legal battle, Karisma Kapoor not only got divorced but also got custody of her two kids; Samaira and Kian.
There is no doubt in the fact that Zeenat Aman has had the best romantic life on screen, but unfortunately, her real-life relationships were miserable. The Dum Maro Dum actress got married to Sanjay Khan, despite knowing he was already a married man. And the actress had to break the bond after Sanjay Khan thrashed her in front of his wife in a hotel.
After getting divorced from Sanjay Khan, Zeenat Aman later tied the wedding knot with Mazhar Khan. But sadly this relationship also turned out to be physically abusive.
Miss World 1994 Aishwarya Rai definitely is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in Bollywood. She is now happily married to Abhishek Bachchan, but earlier she was in an abusive relationship with Salman Khan.
Aishwarya and Salman made a fan-favourite couple but they soon broke up. Aishwarya talked about Salman Khan’s alcoholism and revealed the relationship was abusive. Not only this but it is also believed that Aishwarya Rai was replaced by Rani Mukherji in the movie Chalte Chalte after one day Salman suddenly appeared on the set. Salman reportedly hit and pushed Aishwarya and also destroyed the film’s set.
The popular actress from the 80s, Rati Agnihotri is another addition to the list of Bollywood actresses who faced domestic violence and abusive relationships. Rati was married to Anil Virvani in 1985. But the relationship soon turned out to be extremely ugly and bitter.
Rati’s husband used to abuse and assault the actress. After battling and trying to settle things for too long, the actress finally gave up in 2015 and filed a domestic violence case against Anil. And she finally walked out of the toxic marriage.
During the early years of Kangana Ranaut’s entry into Bollywood, the Queen actress was dating Aditya Pancholi. While Aditya was already married to Zarina Wahab, Kangana was involved in a live-in relationship with Aditya Pancholi.
The duo later broke up and Kangana revealed that she was abused in the relationship. Also, the actress stated that Aditya used to keep him on house arrest, hence she had to jump off from the first-floor window in order to escape.
The young Bollywood diva Jiah Khan became a sensation when she made her entry into the Hindi Film Industry. But the actress committed suicide at the age of 25, and the exact reason behind it is still a mystery.
But, her mother surely blamed her boyfriend Suraj Pancholi for Jiah’s suicide. She revealed that Suraj used to physically abuse Jiah and later some WhatsApp chats between Suraj and Jiah also went viral. It is believed that Jiah was in a very abusive relationship and that forced her to take her life away. The case is not concluded yet.
Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter Pooja Bhatt is also one of the Bollywood actresses who faced domestic violence and abusive relationships. Pooja Bhatt got married to her long-time best friend Ranvir Shorey.
But things took an ugly turn after the couple got married to each other. Pooja disclosed that her relationship with Ranvir after the marriage was violent and abusive. Since Ranvir was an alcoholic, he used to beat Pooja after drinking. All this eventually made Pooja walk out of the relationship and break the ties with her husband Ranvir Shorey.
Shweta Tiwari needs no introduction as she is a household name in India. The diva has seen massive heights in her career, but unfortunately, the romantic relationships in her life showed her extreme lows. She has been through not one but two unsuccessful marriages.
She faced domestic abuse first with Raja Chaudhary and then with businessman Abhinav Kohli. The actress is extremely bold about her decisions to part ways from both her weddings and always openly talked about her abusive relationships.
After dating for some time, the popular actress Rashami Desai married her Uttaran co-star Nandish Sandhu. But unfortunately, her dreamy wedding was shattered when Nandish started abusing her physically. Though the actress did not reveal any details about her abusive relationship, she always says that she cannot trust anyone now.
While she was a participant in Bigg Boss 13, she talked about Nandish on the show as well. She later dated Arhaan Khan who also went on to cheat the actress. Arhaan was already married and he kept this information a secret from Rashami.
Television actress Nisha Rawal is known for her show Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki. She has been a part of some movies too. Recently Nisha also made big headlines when she claimed she was abused and harassed by her husband Karan Mehra. She filed cases against him and his family for domestic violence, dowry, and criminal intimidation. She also accused him of having an extramarital affair.
Though nothing concrete can be said about this separation, Nisha Rawal raised a serious allegation against Karan Mehra. Karan on the other hand has discarded the news and bashed the actress for framing him in a fake case.
These real-life incidents of actresses trapped in abusive relationships are extremely horrific. But we are extremely proud of each of the above-mentioned actresses to be brave and walk out of the toxicity. They indeed are true inspirations for the women out there.