Since the trailer for Shakun Batra’s next Bollywood film ‘Gehraiyaan,’ starring Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and Ananya Panday, has been revealed, it has been all over the news. The film explores the complexities of modern relationships and the subject of marital infidelity. However, you may be surprised to learn that this is not the first time that an extramarital affair has been shown in a Hindi film.
Here are several Bollywood films that dealt with infidelity and left an imprint on our minds even before ‘Gehraiyaan’.
In his film ‘Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna,’ Karan Johar tackled the delicate and complex subject of infidelity. Dev, played by Shah Rukh Khan, and Maya, played by Rani Mukerji, have an extramarital affair in the film. Preity Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan also star in the film. The film was praised by critics for its wide range of emotions.
‘Biwi No 1’:
‘Biwi No 1’, directed by David Dhawan and starring Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, and Sushmita Sen, was another film that dealt with infidelity. Salman falls in love with Sushmita and begins an extramarital affair with her, despite the fact that he is happily married to Karisma with two children in the film. The audience fawned over the family drama and applauded it.
‘Life In a… Metro’:
‘Life in a… Metro,’ directed by Anurag Basu, is still regarded as one of Bollywood’s most popular films. The film dealt with a variety of topics, including the loneliness of urban Indian women, extramarital affairs, and so on. Shilpa Shetty, Konkona Sen Sharma, Shiney Ahuja, Irrfan Khan, Kangana Ranaut, and others are among the film’s ensemble star cast. The picture received a lot of positive feedback from both the public and the critics.
‘Haseen Dillruba,’ starring Taapsee Pannu, was the most recent film to tackle the subject of adultery. After getting married to Vikrant Massey’s character Rishabh, Taapsee’s character Rani has an extramarital affair with Harshvardhan Rane’s character Neel in the film. The film received positive reviews from the audience and the critics alike.