The Indian society till date has a large section of people who believe that single mothers should not get married again. But just because they have kids to deal with, does not mean they do not have the right to fall in love again. And especially, when the previous relationship was a bitter experience. Here are some famous single mothers from our Hindi film industry who broke the shackles of an orthodox society and decided to tie the nuptial knot again. Keeping their heads held high, they chose the road less travelled, and gave their children a better future.
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Deepshikha, a popular television actress who also featured in many Bollywood films like Baadshah, Koyla and Partner, was married to Jeet Upendra. A mother of two, she was quite content in life but little did she know that the happiness was short-lived. Her marriage of 10 years to Jeet, hit the rocks owing to undisclosed differences, and they finally got divorced. She single-handedly took care of her children. It was on the sets of Ye Dooriyan, her directorial debut, where she met Keshav Arora and they both fell in love. The couple got married in 2012.
Among the favourite on-screen moms, this famous actress has featured in numerous big banner films like Devdas, Dostana, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Veer-Zaara and so on. Her first marriage to actor and businessman Gautam Berry was a troubled one, with whom she also has a son, Sikander. Anupam and Kirron met while working together in a play called Chanadpuri Ki Champabai, and subsequently fell in love. The two got married in 1985 and are still going strong. And as for Sikander, Anupam accepted him with open arms.
Breaking all odds, Neelima Azeem, actress and renowned theatre personality got married thrice. She first got married to veteran actor Pankaj Kapoor with whom she has a son, Shahid Kapoor. The two got separated when Shahid was just three years old. She then married actor Rajesh Khattar and gave birth to his son, Ishaan Khattar. It took Azeem two failed relationships to find a true soulmate in Ustaad Raza Ali Khan, also her childhood friend. And finally, the duo got married.
Neena Gupta, a renowned television and film personality, had a much talked about affair with Vivian Richards, a married West Indies cricketer with whom she also has a daughter, Masaba. Though the two never got married, but she took a brave decision to give birth to her love child. And, she has single-handedly taken care of her daughter. After this affair, there were unconfirmed reports of her brief relationships with Alok Nath and Sharang Dev. However in July 2008, she got married to Vivek Mehra, a chartered accountant by profession in a secret marriage ceremony in the US.
And finally, television’s favourite bahu, Shweta Tiwari is the new name in this list. She was earlier married to actor Raja Choudhary, but their marriage resulted in a divorce in October 2012. She also has a daughter (Palak) with him. The couple's troubled married life hogged the media limelight after she accused Raja of domestic violence. During the divorce proceedings, she met actor Abhinav Kohli on the sets of Jaane Kya Baat Hui and they both fell in love. And now, the much-in-love couple has finally decided to tie the knot on July 13, 2013. Read more updates on Shweta Tiwari's wedding.