Bollywood actresses: Over 30 and still single!
New Delhi: Rani Mukerji tied the knot at 36. While she exchanged vows with filmmaker Aditya Chopra in Italy, her contemporaries like Tabu, Preity Zinta and Urmila Matondkar continue to be in the list of 30-plus yet single. There are other Bollywood beauties like Priyanka Chopra and Amrita Rao who have also found a spot on the list.
Here’s a list of the 30-plus entrants who are yet to say `I Do` off-screen:
Priyanka Chopra: In over a decade, the 31-year-old has done it all - clinched the Miss World crown, delivered blockbusters like ‘Krrish 3’, ‘Barfi!’ and ‘Fashion’, crooned with international artists like Pitbull and Will.I.Am and fronted the global fashion brand GUESS as its first Bollywood actress. But it seems to have been hard luck when it comes to love. She had reportedly dated actors Harman Baweja and Shahid Kapoor, but someone is yet to put a ring on her finger.
Bipasha Basu: She once dated model-turned-actors Dino Morea and John Abraham. While she still continues to be friends with Dino, after parting ways with John in 2011 she cut off ties with him. For a few years, she kept her love life away from shutterbugs and it was just a few months ago when she declared that she was in love again. Bipasha, who has always been vocal about her beaus, officially announced her relationship with Harman Baweja. The actor, who was once linked to Priyanka, was also spotted at Bipasha`s 35th birthday bash. There are also rumours of the couple getting hitched soon. Till now, they are tight-lipped about the union.
Soha Ali Khan: She has for long been in a committed relationship with fellow actor Kunal Kemmu. The 35-year-old has often said in public that her star mom Sharmila Tagore repeatedly tells her to tie the knot, but she seems to have no qualms about just dating Kunal. The ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ star, who is in a live-in relationship with her man, is probably waiting to turn 40 to settle down.
Neha Dhupia: She was in an on and off relationship with squash player Ritwik Bhattacharya and then was spotted with Venezuelan hunk James Sylvester in 2011. This was followed by her link-up with cricketer Yuvraj Singh but she denied this and said that when she finds her soul mate, she will let everyone know about him - but till then, she`s enjoying her single status.
Amrita Rao: The petite actress is fondly remembered for her role in Sooraj R. Barjatya`s 2006 hit film ‘Vivah’, but the 32-year-old has never gone public about losing her heart to a hunk. It was only in 2008 that she sparked rumours of finding love in Pakistani band Jal`s singer Farhan Saeed. A few years later, many assumed that cupid had finally struck her when it was reported that she was dating an NRI surgeon. But as of now, there seems to be no sign of a knight in shining armour sweeping her off her feet.
Raima Sen: The 34-year-old Bengali beauty, who was once reportedly dating cricketer Yuvraj Singh, admitted that she felt guilty as she couldn`t fulfill her late grandmother and iconic actress Suchitra Sen`s last wish - to see her get married. Though the ‘Chokher Bali’ actress had also announced her marriage to a friend in 2012 on Twitter, a day after posting her "engagement" pictures, she backed out saying it was just a joke. Following that prank, there were hardly any link-ups rumours. For now, she looks happy being single.
While Rani recently had "a beautiful wedding in the Italian countryside", her cousin Tanishaa Mukerji, also 36, is still staying away from marital bliss.
‘Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai’ actress Ameesha Patel is also yet to get hitched.