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Abhi-Ash, Aamir-Kiran: Bollywood's 2 States Marriages!

Last updated on: April 16, 2014 12:27 IST

Abhi-Ash, Aamir-Kiran: Bollywood's 2 States Marriages!

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A look at Bollywood's real life north-south alliances:

This week's release, 2 States, sees a Punjabi boy (played by Arjun Kapoor) fall in love with a Tamilian girl (played by Alia Bhatt).

We've seen such romances, where a north Indian pairs up with a south Indian, a few times in the movies. But it's repeated more often in real life.

And in Bollywood.

A look at real life Bollywood north-south alliances:

Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Abhi and Ash's wedding was a huge event. Gosh! they have been married seven years this month.

Abhishek's superstar pa hails from Uttar Pradesh while his mother is a Bengali. His paternal grandparents, the legendary poet Harivanshrai Bachchan, was a native of Allahabad, and his grandmom Teji Bachchan, was Sikh.

Aishwarya was born into a Bunt family in Mangalore, Karnataka, and grew up speaking Tulu.

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Image: Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur

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Born into a Tamil Brahmin family, originally from Palghat in Kerala, Vidya Balan wed the dashing Siddharth Roy Kapur, the child of a Punjabi father and a Jewish mother, last year.

The wedding was a traditional Tamil affair, preceded by a Punjabi-style sangeet.

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Image: Vidya Balan and Siddharth Roy Kapur.


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Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao

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Aamir Khan's wife Kiran Rao hails from Bangalore, Karnataka, but grew up in Kolkata.

Her paternal grandfather was J Rameshwar Rao, the Raja of Wanaparthy and her first cousin is the actress, Aditi Rao Hydari.

Aamir is a full blooded Mumbaikar, but his family has its origins in North India.

Kiran and Aamir's son Azad Rao Khan is named after one of Aamir's ancestors, the legendary freedom fighter, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

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Image: Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao


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John Abraham and Priya Raunchal

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John's dad Abraham is a Malayali; his mom Firoza is Parsi.

Los Angeles-based Priya Runchal, his wife, hails from the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh.

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Image: John Abraham and Priya Raunchal


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Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra

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Shilpa Shetty may be a Mumbaikar like Aamir and John, but her family, like Aishwarya Rai's, are Bunts from Mangalore, Karnataka.

Shilpa married Raj Kundra, a Punjabi who was born and brought up in London, five years ago.

The marriage ceremony was Bunt, but there were very Punjabi sangeet and mehendi ceremonies before the wedding.

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Image: Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra


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Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupati

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Born to a Punjabi dad and an Anglo-Indian mum, Lara Dutta married tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, a native of Bangalore.

Mahesh's dad Krishna is Hindu while his mum Mira is Christian.

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Image: Lara Dutta and Mahesh Bhupati


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Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva

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Vivek Oberoi is a product of a north-south alliance, and has carried forward that impressive tradition.

Vivek's father, the actor Suresh Oberoi, is a Punjabi while his mother Yashodhara is a Tamilian.

Vivek married Priyanka Alva, daughter of the late Karnataka politician Jeevaraj Alva and his Punjabi wife Nandini, nee Seth.

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Image: Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva


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Sridevi and Boney Kapoor

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Sridevi is Telugu; Boney is a Punjabi from Mumbai.

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Image: Sridevi and Boney Kapoor


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Dharmendra and Hema Malini

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Bollywood's Original Punjabi-Tamilian Couple.

Dharamji is a Jat from the Punjab though he has lived in Mumbai for over 50 years.

Hemaji is an Iyengar from Tamil Nadu, who came to Mumbai to become the Dream Girl.

He may be in his late 70s; she will be 66 this October, but can age ever dim their awesome looks?

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Image: Dharmendra and Hema Malini


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Suniel and Mana Shetty

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Another Bunt star, Suniel Shetty, is married to Mana, whose father Iftikhar M Kadri is a distinguished Mumbai architect from an aristocratic Gujarati family and late mother Vipula Kadri, a social activist, hailed from Punjab.


Image: Suniel and Mana Shetty


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