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The current Tanishq ad row has turned the spotlight on to interfaith marriages. While Indian law allows for it, often it’s the family members and society that the couple has to contend with. But who can stop love? Here’s a look at some celebrities who’ve broken barriers and gotten hitched.
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Actor Hrithik Roshan, who was born into a traditional Punjabi family, fell head over heels in love with a Muslim girl, Suzanne Khan. They got married without imposing their own religion on the other spouse. While their marriage didn’t work out – they divorced in 2013 – they share an amiable relationship and two children, Hridaan and Hrehaan, whom they co-parent.
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Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. While Kareena is a Punjabi who comes from a long line of actors, Khan is the Nawab of Pataudi. The two fell in love on the sets of Tashan and tied the knot in 2012. They have a baby boy together, Taimur, and are expecting their second child soon.
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After dating for almost a decade Genelia D'Souza and Riteish Deshmukh got hitched. Genelia is a Mangalorean Catholic and Ritesh is a Maharashtrian Hindu. They had a traditional Hindu Marathi wedding and a beautiful Christian ceremony in the church. They actors have two sons and are still very much in love.
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Late actor, Irrfan Khan and Sutapa Sikdar tied the knot with his Assamese Hindu wife in 1995. The two were classmates at the National School of Drama and fell in love. They have two sons together, Babil Khan and Ayaan Khan.
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Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao tied the knot in 2005. Khan is a Muslim actor and Rao belongs to the Royal family of J Rameshwar Rao who was the Raja of Wanaparthy, Mahbubnagar district, Telangana. They have a nine-year-old son together, Azad Rao Khan.
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Preity Zinta andGene Goodenough tied the knot in a Hindu ceremony in 2016. The two met in Los Angeles and dated for five years before they decided to get married. They held a reception in Mumbai post the wedding, to celebrate their special day with Bollywood biggies.
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This is the most popular love story of Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan, a Muslim boy, fell in love with 18-year-old Gauri, who came from a Hindu Brahmin family. After convincing her parents, the two tied the knot in 1991. Three children and a fortune later, the power couple couldn’t be happier.
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Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, who is a Hindu Sikh, walked down the aisle with model Mehr Jesia, who comes from a Parsi family, in 1998. The two are proud parents to two daughters, Myra and Mahikaa. Sadly, they went their separate ways in 2015.
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Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu. Here’s another one for the Pataudi family. Saif Ali Khan’s sister Soha Ali Khan married her long-time Hindu boyfriend, actor Kunal Khemu. The actors tied the knot in 2015 in a private ceremony that was only attended by close family members and friends. The couple have a three-year-old daughter, Inaaya.
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Mini Mathur and Kabir Khan fell in love when Mini was hosting shows and Kabir Khan was a documentary filmmaker. Mini said that their religious differences meant nothing to her, and Kabir did everything he could to impress her father. The couple now have two adorable kids.
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