It has been a year of breakups in Bollywood with celebrities making headlines for alleged divorce and legally confirmed separation. While several stars issued official statements, many kept mum about their relationship/denied on social media. Irrespective of how celebrities react, these rumours come as a huge blow to the fans. Celebrity couple Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra are grabbing everyone’s attention for their alleged separation.
If a recent media report is anything to go by, Raj has shifted to his office temporarily though. The media report also hinted at the couple heading for separation.
But Raj was quick to take to Twitter to quash the rumours that have been doing the rounds.
Shilpa made her acting debut in Bollywood with a small role in 'Baazigar' in 1993 opposite Shah Rukh Khan and later went on to star in several popular films. Raj Kundra bought Shilpa a 7 crore flat in London. He then went on to gift her a 3000 square feet apartment in Supernova, Noida. The 80-storeyed-building is the tallest in the country.
Shilpa and Raj got married on November 22, 2009. Shilpa had first met Kundra soon after er surprise win at the reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, which made her an internationally recognised face. The romance was not a smooth affair with Kundra's former wife Kavita publicly accusing the actress of being a home-wrecker. But after much speculation the couple finally got engaged on October 24 in a private ceremony.
The marriage combined the rituals of the Mangalorean bride and the Punjabi groom with the vows being exchanged according to South Indian tradition while pre-wedding rituals like Mehendi and Sangeet conducted as per Punjabi tradition.
In 2009, Kundra and Shetty invested in the Indian Premier League cricket team Rajasthan Royals.
Initially too, their marriage wasn’t devoid of ups and downs. Shilpa had to refute reports that her marriage was in trouble following rumours that Kundra had met a woman at a hair-transplant clinic in London and later gifted the clinic assistant a European holiday.
Shilpa gave birth to a baby boy on May 21 at the Hinduja Healthcare Surgical hospital in suburban Khar and named him Viaan Raj Kundra.
The Kundras were recently seen together during the fourth birthday celebration of their son Viaan. The birthday party that happened on May 21 saw the presence of children of all their friends from the film fraternity.