Amidst recent rumours about a possible rift in Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s marriage, an old video featuring Abhishek alongside Karisma Kapoor and Akshay Kumar has captured the attention of fans. This video, which has resurfaced online, shows Akshay humorously nudging Karisma towards Abhishek, recalling a time when their wedding seemed imminent. Karisma is seen wearing a chic black bodycon dress, while Akshay and Abhishek are smartly dressed in suits. The resurfacing of this video has stirred nostalgia among netizens.

Abhishek and Karisma’s Once Anticipated Union

Abhishek and Karisma’s engagement was a high-profile event, announced during Amitabh Bachchan’s 60th birthday celebration in 2002. Jaya Bachchan had introduced Karisma as the future daughter-in-law of the Bachchan family. However, their engagement was short-lived, ending just four months later under circumstances that remain largely private.

A report by Deccan Chronicle once delved into the potential reasons behind the breakup. A source close to the Bachchan family suggested that the engagement fell apart because Karisma wanted Abhishek to move out of his family home after marriage. This demand reportedly led to the end of their relationship. In contrast, Aishwarya Rai had a different approach, understanding the importance of staying close to Abhishek’s family, which never led to such demands.

Personal Relationships on Professional Frontiers

The film “Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya,” featuring both Abhishek and Karisma, was released in 2002 but failed to make a significant impact at the box office. Dharmesh Darshan, the film’s director, reflected on the lead actors’ dynamics during the shoot in an interview with Lehren Retro. He noted that Karisma seemed visibly affected following her split from Abhishek, which was also reflected in her performance. Darshan, acknowledging the personal turmoil both actors were experiencing, chose not to intervene in their relationship but could see its impact on the film set.

This blast from the past, particularly the resurfaced video, has sparked discussions and reminiscences among fans, highlighting the ever-changing dynamics of relationships in Bollywood.