Actors who remarried without getting divorced
Dharmendra and Hema Malini's love story is epic! Hema Malini is said to have been allegedly engaged to actor Jeetendra but a besotted Dharmendra chose to chase her. Dharmendra and Hema Malini met on the sets of Tum Haseen Main Jawan. He was already a married man but he had fallen hook, line and sinker for the Dream Girl of Bollywood and could not stop himself. While he did not divorce his first wife Prakash with whom he has sons Bobby and Sunny Deol, he went ahead to marry Hema Malini. They have two daughters together, Esha and Ahana. Dharmendra continues to live with his first wife Prakash.
Sanjay Khan and Zeenat Aman's love affair is one of the most talked about in Bollywood. Sanjay Khan was a much married man with kids when he first met Zeenat Aman on the sets of Abdulla in 1980. Soon a love story blossomed between the two and it is alleged that Sanjay Khan even married Zeenat (as per media reports and according to IMDB), but they apparently divorced within a year. Their relationship was a tumultuous one and Sanjay's wife Zarine Khan allegedly gave her husband an ultimatum. Zeenat moved on and married Mazhar Khan.
The famous scriptwriter of Bollywood, Salim Khan is known for his exceptional talent, films and his larger than life family, comprising of sons Salman, Arbaaz, Sohail Khan and daughters Arpita and Alvira. Salim Khan first met his first wife Salma Khan in 1959. According to an interview to The Telegraph, Salim Khan said that he dated Salma for five years before marrying her.
However, he further stated that he knew Helen before that, when she was trying to make her mark as an actress and dancer. The two even went on to do films like Sarhadi Lootera and Teesri Manzil. He then went on to honour their relationship and married Helen, while he was already married to Salman Khan's mother Salma. Even on season 4 of Koffee with Karan, Salim Khan went on record to say that he told his children about his love for Helen by telling them that such emotional accidents happen. Apparently, he and Helen adopted daughter Arpita. Today, all the Khans live together as one big happy Khan-daan.
This was one of the eternal love stories of Bollywood. Actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar was married to Nadira when he met Smita Patil. Raj apparently left his wife to marry the dusky beauty as he was besotted by her. But he had not divorced Nadira. They even had a son together, Prateik Babbar.
But sadly, Smita died at the tender age of 31 due to child birth complications. Prateik was raised by his maternal grandparents and did not take Babbar as his surname. Both Smita and Raj faced flak as she was seen as the home breaker and he as the infidel husband. In an interview to Rediff, the actor admitted saying that Smita Patil was a part of him and he was a part of Smita Patil.
Shortly after her demise, Raj went back to first wife Nadira with whom he has two kids, Juhi and Arya Babbar. All was forgotten and this family lived happily ever after.
Singer Udit Narayan was in news when a certain woman, named Ranjana Narayan alleged that she was the famous singer's first wife. While she went public in the media stating that she was married to him in 1984, she went on to claim as stated on Rediff.com that his second wife Deepa was not his legal wife.
She was further quoted saying to Rediff, that how could the singer marry a second time without first divorcing her? Though matters seem to be resolved now, this created a furore. According to a report in Indicine, the singer was quoted saying that he had agreed to pay a monthly stipend to Ranjana.