Be it Shabana Azmi in Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth, Jaya Bachchan in Yash Chopra’s Silsila or Preity Zinta in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. However, it’s not always the men who cheat; the wives too have peeped for love outside marriage and indulged in the gratification of their carnal appetites. It was indeed a giant cinematic step for Hindi film viewers to witness such films, especially when they were used to seeing philandering husbands repeatedly.
Talking about cheating wives, let’s take a look at 5 Bollywood wives who have cheated on their husbands in movies.
1. Kirti Kulhari- Blackmail
How can we not talk about Abhinay Deo’s Blackmail, releasing on the 6th of April, 2018? If you have seen the trailer, it’s a film where Irrfan Khan, the husband, discovers that his wife, played by Kirti Kulhari, is cheating on him and is in a clandestine relationship with Arunoday Singh.
2. Illeana D’ Cruz- Rustom
Even though the explanation given by Ileana D’ Cruz for cheating on his husband Akshay Kumar bordered on silliness and cringe, it cannot be denied that what was showcased in the film Rustom was actually true. Partly based on the life story of Naval Officer, K.M. Nanavati, the film gave us yet another wife who almost betrayed her husband before repentance took over.
3. Rani Mukerji- Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
Maya, played by Rani Mukerji, who unwillingly agrees to marry Rishi, played by Abhishek Bachchan, because his family took care of her when she lost her parents. However, she’s drawn towards Dev (Shah Rukh Khan) and continues to be in love with him until the end. Watch this film for Rani’s moving performance.
4. Priyanka Chopra- Aitraaz
Priyanka was completely unapologetic about her intentions and infidelity in the film. Even though she was married to a wealthy businessman, she craved for sexual satisfaction and tried hard to trap her former lover, Akshay Kumar. Priyanka Chopra completely nailed the character of Sonia and gave us one of the most memorable vamps in recent times.
5. Mallika Sherawat- Murder
Mallika Sherawat, stripping all her inhibitions, delivered some of the most titillating scenes of all time. Leading a loveless, soulless marriage, she begins an affair with her ex-boyfriend and invites the wrath of her husband. Watch it for its boldness.
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