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The WORST onscreen husbands of Bollywood

Last updated on: February 27, 2014 19:19 IST

The WORST onscreen husbands of Bollywood

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This week's release Shaadi Ke Side Effects will see Farhan Akhtar playing a fed-up husband to his nagging wife (Vidya Balan).

We had a look at Bollywood’s worst onscreen wives. Now it’s time to scoff at the vile married men of the big screen.

From domestic violence to infidelity, these are the ones mothers warn their daughters about.

Take a look.

Shah Rukh Khan, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

If his acerbic tongue wasn’t hurtful enough, the sour tempered SRK in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna humiliates his breadwinner wife (played by Preity Zinta) further by cheating on her with another unhappily married woman (Rani Mukerji).

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna


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Amitabh Bachchan, Nishabd

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In this ‘He is 60, she is 18’ brand of scenario, the Big B plays a photographer who risks everything -- his reputation, his family to inappropriately rendezvous with his daughter’s seductive best friend (Jiah Khan) and mortify his wife (Revath) by its brazen admission.


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Nishabd


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Sanjay Dutt, Shabd

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Troubled by a massive writer’s block does things to Sanjay Dutt’s sanity as he manipulates his wife (Aishwarya Rai) into closely interacting with a younger colleague (Zayed Khan) only to grow dangerously suspicious about their affinity.


Image: Sanjay Dutt and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in Shabd

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Nana Patekar, Agni Sakshi

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Between the many Sleeping With The Enemy remakes (Daraar, Yaarana) contending for attention, Nana Patekar’s brutal depiction of Manisha Koirala’s violent husband in Agni Sakshi is deemed most effective.


Image: Nana Patekar and Manisha Koirala in Agni Sakshi


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Saif Ali Khan, Kurbaan

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A smooth Saif Ali Khan traps Kareena Kapoor in his romantic web by masquerading as a professor to gain a green card and cover up the ugly truth about his identity -- a jihaad-seeking terrorist.


Image: Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in Kurbaan


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Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Arth

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As the proverbial cad, Kulbhushan Kharbanda’s Inder first dumps his lovely wife to carry on with a successful star.

When the latter’s unstable behavior and guilt-driven insecurity become too much for him to handle, he begs his now independent wife to take him back.


Image: Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Shabana Azmi in Arth


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Irrfan Khan, Saat Khoon Maaf

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During the day, Irrfan Khan oozes of poetry and romance for his pretty wife, played by Priyanka Chopra only to transform into a ruthless masochist by night.


Image: Irrfan Khan and Priyanka Chopra in Saat Khoon Maaf


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Naveen Andrews, Provoked

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In a disturbing depiction of domestic violence, Naveen Andrews essays the ugly face of a drunk, demented partner to Aishwarya Rai, who is forced to end her misery by setting him on fire.


Image: Naveen Andrews and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in Provoked

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Javed Jaffrey and Mohan Agashe, Fire

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Both the men (Javed Jaffrey, Mohan Agashe) in Deepa Mehta’s Fire, which courted controversy because of its homosexual theme, are indifferent to their wife’s presence or needs.

If one turns suddenly celibate, the other remorselessly continues to have an affair with his Chinese girlfriend.


Image: Javed Jaffrey and Nandita Das in Fire


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Sachin Khedekar, Astitva

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Double standards and chauvinism underline the hollowness of Sachin Khedekar, husband to Tabu in Astitva, after he admits it's okay for him to cheat on his wife but not the other way round purely based on gender politics.


Image: Sachin KHedekar, Tabu and Namrata Shirodkar in Astitva


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