My engagement with Akshay still pops up: Raveena Tandon

Bollywood has witnessed a bevy of celebrity pairings, both on and off the screen. While a handful of real-life couples have been blessed with successful marriages and beautiful children, there are some relationships that went sour and became known as the most popular breakups in the Indian film industry. When we speak about the latter, one of the first high-profile split that comes to our mind is that of Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon.

Speaking about the same to ANI, Raveena said her name has remained attached to the ‘broken engagement’ and she fails to understand why people cannot move on. She also addressed claims that Akshay went on to date women who looked like Raveena due to resentment.

Raveena and Akshay Kumar began dating in 1995, after starring together in the 1994 hit film Mohra. According to Raveena, they got engaged in the late 90s. They parted ways soon after. Raveena shared that her engagement to Akshay is something that still pops up every time her name is searched on Google.”It comes up and it comes up like there’s a war between everyone whom he’s involved with. Hello, once I had moved out of his life, I was already dating someone else, and he was already dating someone else, so kahan se jealousy ayegi (where will jealousy come from)?”

Raveena said she has ‘forgotten’ exactly when she was engaged to Akshay as she chose to not read anything being written during the time. “We were a hit pair, during Mohra, and even now, when we bump into each other socially, we all meet and we all chat. Everyone moves on. Girls have been changing their boyfriends every week in colleges but one engagement that has broken is still stuck to my head, I don’t know why. Everyone moves on. People have divorces and they move on, what’s the big deal,” she added.

After breaking up with Raveena, Akshay started dating his International Khiladi co-star Twinkle Khanna. They got married in 2001 and are parents to a son and a daughter, namely Aarav and Nitara. Raveena tied the knot to businessman Anil Thadani. The couple also has two children together.

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