There was a time when Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor were all set to be man and wife. Today, with Karisma announcing her plans of marriage with a Delhi-based businessman, one wonders what went wrong between the two that drove them so apart.
Karisma and Abhishek had got engaged in October last year, but the two were not destined to be together as the engagement was called off only a few months later. While the reason for the break off was never revealed, it was rumored that Karisma did not want the marriage. There was gossip that something (or someone) was pulling Karisma (Lolo) to the other side.
And now with Lolo deciding to tie the nuptial knot with her childhood friend, Sunjay Kapoor of Sona Steerings, a clearer picture is emerging.
The 31-year-old Sunjay, a Doon School alumnus, was married to a girl named Nandita Mahtani, but the two have been living separately since 2001. Sunjay filed for divorce earlier this year and was legally separated from his wife just ten days back. So the question is: Was Lolo waiting for the formal divorce between Sunjay and Nandita to announce her marriage plans.
The truth is that the bond between Lolo and Sunjay has been there since their school days. Even Lolo's mother and her prospective mother-in-law Rani Kapoor have been friends for years. The two families have had close ties for a long time. And what is interesting is that the marriage between Lolo and Sunjay is being called not as a love marriage but an arranged marriage.
As for Lolo, she says that she has found 'the right man' for herself. She is likely to marry around September end.