4. Pankaj Dheer for Kratika Sengar and Nikitin Dheer
Being a part of the same industry, it was fate and Pankaj Dheer who brought together his son Nikitin and Kratika. Pankaj was mesmerized by Kratika’s charming personality, and knew immediately that she had to be his daughter in law. Pankaj mentioned Kratika to Nikitin and like an obedient son, he agreed to meet the actress. Without wasting any time, Pankaj approached Kratika’s parents right away and asked for her hand, for his son.
As per Kratika, it’s an arranged-cum-love marriage, which was set up by Nikitin’s actor father, Pankaj Dheer. Kratika shares a very warm bond with her father-in-law and is very happy in her married life with Nikitin.
5. Ekta Kapoor for Neelam and Samir Soni
Television’s queen Ekta Kapoor has played cupid for many of her on-screen couples, but there is one couple whom she united in real life. Neelam once went to watch a play ‘Anything But Love’ in which Samir was acting. She found him cute and told the same to Ekta, who was their common friend. Ekta passed this on to Samir. But he was too shy scared to compliment her back.
Then one day, Samir saw Neelam at Ekta’s party. He also found her adorable and told Ekta this. Ekta, being the great friend that she is, passed this information on to Neelam. And so, after many chance meetings, delayed phone calls and a lot of other interesting things, Neelam and Samir finally started dating.
6. Rakshanda Khan for Shilpa and Apoorva Agnihotri
Apurva and Shilpa have never shied away from publicly confessing their love for each other. In an interview with a leading daily, the cute couple revealed that it was their close friend Rakshanda Khan who played cupid for them.
Shilpa developed a cute little crush on this pardesi boy. Even though they both were working in the same industry, they first met through a common friend. It was Rakshanda Khan who introduced these two to each other. They first met at a coffee shop. Shilpa found Apurva quite attractive in real life too.
They are now happily married since a very long time and they most definitely look great together.
7. Karan Johar for Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan’s love story is known to the universe, but not many know that director Karan Johar played the role of cupid in their story. Johar is very good friends with Abhishek. Once after he met Aishwarya on a flight, he was convinced that she and Abhi would make a lovely pair.
He constantly told Abhishek how amazing Aishwarya was, and as a result they started dating while shooting for the item song, ‘Kajra Re’, on the sets of “Bunty Aur Babli” (2005).
However, it was in 2006-2007, when they got a lot of time to spend together while shooting together for three films, “Umrao Jaan”, “Guru” and “Dhoom 2″. Finally, it was after the premiere of the film, Guru, in Toronto, when he proposed to her in New York, and she immediately accepted his proposal.
The couple finally got married on April 20, 2007 and proud parents of a little girl Aaradhya.