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MUMBAI: Himachali beauty Kangana Ranaut is a small-town girl who has made it big in Bollywood.
She comes from a well-off Rajput landlord family of Bhambla (renamed Surajpur after her great grandfather) in Himachal Pardesh where her great grandfather owned land and a big 25-room haveli.
Kangana’s father Amardeep is a rich businessman who supplies construction material to Himachal government departments. She had a lavish upbringing.
But at the age of 16 Kangana left her home and came to Delhi to stay with a friend. In 2005, she left for Mumbai to realise her dream of becoming a film star. But father and grandfather were against her joining the film world and her father even stopped financial support to her.
Kangana roughed it out in Mumbai by living in a cheap hostel and then sharing a room with three other girls. She started modelling and then joined a theatre group from where she got her Bollywood break when she was signed for Gangster (2006). For her role, she won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. There has been no looking back for her.
Even as Kangana has become the queen of Bollywood, her love life has been rather topsy-turvy. She has been involved with married men like Aditya Pancholi and Ajay Devgn.
Here are the five love affairs of Kangana:
1 Aditya Pancholi: Kangana’s first affair in Bollywood was with Aditya Pancholi when she was a struggler. Aditya was married and 20 years older than Kangana, but this didn’t stop the two from romantic entanglement.
It was reported that Aditya had even paid Kangana to buy a house. But the affair ended because of reported physical abuse by Aditya. Kangana had to file a complaint with police after Aditya barged into her house and subjected her to physical abuse.
2 Adhyayan Suman: After her break-up with Aditya Pancholi, Kangana fell in love with Shekhar Suman’s son Adhyayan. The two met on the sets of Raaz (2009) in which they were co-stars. But their affair didn’t last long. There were reports that Shekhar Suman prevailed upon his son to end the affair and focus on his work.
Speaking about this relationship, Kangana said, “Adhyayan and I had a talk about our relationship and it was his decision to move on. It came as a shock to me. It’s an amicable break-up…’’
For his part, Adhyayan had said, “At this point, I really want to focus on my career and professional commitments. Sustaining a long-distance relationship of this intensity is tough.’’
3 Ajay Devgn: After her break-up with Adhyayan Suman, Kangana got involved with Ajay Devgn while shooting for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010) with him. But Ajay would have never left Kajol for Kangana. So it was the end of Kangana’s casual, no-strings-attached affair with him.
Later in an interview, Kangana admitted that it was a mistake on her part to get involved with a married man.
4 Nicholas Lafferty: Kangana Ranaut also had an affair with British doctor Nicholas Lafferty who came many times to Mumbai and the two were seen together at various events. This long-distance affair also didn’t last very long.
5 Hrithik Roshan: When Hrithik Roshan was waiting for her divorce with Sussanne Khan, there were rumours that he was involved with his Krrish 3 co-star Kangana.
But now this Valentine’s Day, Manish Malhotra tweeted a picture of his with Kangana, saying, “Nothing better than being with a good friend whom u can talk chill and be yourself it’s all about love.” So we take Manish’s word that he and Kangana are just friends, not lovers.