Driving husbands bankrupt: Let’s look at some of the expensive divorces in Bollywood
Divorces or separations are the worst phases in life because it does not just pierce a hole in the heart, but also punctures an even more massive hole in the pockets! Yes, there are some Bollywood marriages that brought tears among the fan base, and also to those who ended up paying hefty alimony to their partners.
Here is a list of some of the most expensive Bollywood's divorces of all times.
Karisma Kapoor and Sunjay Kapur After her engagement with actor Abhishek Bachchan was called off, Karisma Kapoor married Sunjay Kapur. But, that too did not last long. It is said that the problem in their relationship was due to Sunjay's unfaithful behaviour. In 2014, the couple filed for a divorce, and they got divorced in May 2016. As per sources, a lawyer involved in the case said, "Karisma will get Sunjay's father's house (in Khar) transferred in her name. Sunjay has to purchase bonds worth Rs 14 crore for the children, which will attract a monthly interest of around Rs 10 lakh." Apparently, reports also state that Sunjay is bearing all the expenses of the kids.
Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan One of the beautiful real-life love stories of Bollywood ended up in divorce when actor Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan announced their split. The rumours hinting at a break-up in their relationship started when Hrithik's movie, Kites, was released. For a long time, the couple said that all is well between them, but they finally accepted that something was wrong. Finally, they separated in 2014, and the alimony that Sussanne demanded was a grand sum of Rs 400 crore. Even though Hrithik denied this on Twitter, rumours emerged that he paid her Rs 380 crore. Well, that is a considerable amount!
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh Actor Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh had a lavish wedding and stayed united for 13 long years. But, after the divorce, 'Chote Nawab' had to pay a hefty amount as alimony, which was never revealed, but it is believed that almost half his wealth was finalised.
Sanjay Dutt and Rhea Pillai Actor Sanjay Dutt loved his second wife, Rhea Pillai, too much before she fell in love with tennis star Leander Paes. It is believed that there is no fault of Sanju Baba in this relationship, but poor Munna Bhai actor suffered the most. As for alimony, Sanjay Dutt gave her a sea-facing luxury apartment along with a costly car. He was even taking care of her bills for a long time.
Leander Paes and Rhea Pillai The extremely-in-love couple also ended up in divorce. Yes, like Rhea's previous one, this was an ugly divorce where both of them went on-air to criticise each other. Also, from this divorce, Rhea demanded alimony of Rs 4 lakh, Rs 3 lakh for herself and Rs 90,000 for the expenditure of their daughter, who was attending the most expensive school in Mumbai.
Prabhu Deva and Ramlath Indian Michael Jackson, actor, director, Prabhudeva was first married to Ramlath with whom he has two boys. But because of the differences between the two, they separated and Ramlath settled for one-time alimony of Rs 10 lakh along with two costly cars and property worth Rs 20-25 crore!
Aditya Chopra and Payal Khanna One of the successful directors of Bollywood Aditya Chopra and Payal Khanna were childhood sweethearts. There were many speculations about the reason for their separation, one among them was Aditya's affair with actress Rani Mukerji. Whatever the reason, it took a long time for the duo to finalise their divorce. As per sources, Payal had demanded a huge sum as alimony. Finally, they settled the issue, and the divorce was filed, but the money part was kept under wraps.
Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta Bollywood perfectionist Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta married against the wishes of their parents. However, the couple started drifting apart over time. It is said that temperamental differences are the reason for the divorce, but it is believed that it was Aamir's shifting ways that led to the separation. The alimony was a large sum, but the real amount was never disclosed.