We chanced upon an old video on YouTube, which showed veteran Hindi film actress Jaya Bachchan in a jolly good mood. The Guddi heroine was celebrating husband Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday and seemed to be in a candid mood. Abhishek Bachchan’s mother after welcoming Babita and Randhir Kapoor to their parivaar decided to call upon Karisma on to the stage. The senior actress announced with a lot of excitement and joy, “That is Abhishek’s gift to his parents on his father’s 60th birthday.” Karisma looked overwhelmed with all the love and warmth coming her way. The Bachchans exchanged warm hugs with the Fiza heroine.
Interestingly, at this do Karisma was twinning with Jaya Bachchan. In this clip, we also spotted the reclusive Shweta Bachchan and baby Navya Naveli Nanda. While Shweta insists that Navya has no plans of entering the movies and has openly admitted that she’d like for her daughter to steer clear of Bollywood, Big B’s granddaughter seems pretty comfortable with the paps and even has acute moment on the stage. For those who are uninitiated, Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor were in a steady relationship and the duo even got engaged.
A few months after formalising their relationship, Abhishek-Karisma’s relationship hit a bad patch. While many suggest that it was parents’ interference in the young lovebirds’ life that caused the breakup. Jaya Bachchan insisted that it was solely Abhishek’s decision the call off his wedding. There were rumours of how Karimsa’s mother Babita insisted on Abhishek signing a prenuptial agreement. It was said that Babita’s personal experience after she parted ways with husband Randhir made her worried for her daughter. Karisma’s mother felt that while her daughter was at the peak of her career, Abhishek had just kickstarted and wasn’t doing very well. Amitabh Bachchan’s stint in the movies too was diminishing.
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There were also reports suggesting that Abhishek’s mother was extremely protective about her son. Some write-ups even claimed that the Bachchans did not want Karisma to continue working after becoming a Bachchan bahu. While there were many stories floating around Abhishek-Karisma’s split both the actors maintained a dignified silence on their personal matter. Karisma married Delhi-based businessman Sanjay Kapur in 2003, a year after she had gotten engaged and split with Jr Bachchan. Abhishek tied the knot with Aishwarya Rai in 2007.
Both Karisma and Abhishek have moved on, but the mystery around their broken engagement continues to be a hot topic of discussion amongst Bollywood fans.