Within just a couple of days of her royal wedding, Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra was maligned in what was said to be an extremely racist and sexist opinion piece in a US based magazine. The article that claimed her to be a ‘global scam artist’ has however been taken down post a massive social media outrage. While Priyanka has dusted the issue off her shoulders like the boss babe that she is; it only made us retrospect on the leading ladies of Bollywood who were once upon a time tagged as gold diggers and got married for money.
Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra
Shilpa’s career flunked despite winning the international reality show Big Brother and basking into her freshly acquired fame abroad. It was only when the actress married diamond business tycoon Kundra that she came back in the spotlight. The actress furthermore even went on to receive projects for judging several reality shows.
Vidya Balan- Sidharth Roy Kapoor
The actress may have taken a break from Bollywood for now, but even if Vidya retires from acting, she has a well-to-do hubby Sidharth Roy Kapoor aka the big budget producer. While Balan was doing well in films, many were left disappointed on her decision of settling for a two-time divorcee Kapoor.
Sridevi- Boney Kapoor
The actress who had an untimely death earlier this year, made headlines in her early days for marrying a much older Boney Kapoor who was already married with two kids. Sridevi was in the peak of her career when rumours of her having an affair with Boney made rounds. The duo eventually got married after Boney parted ways with his first wife. The couple also had two kids Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor.
Juhi Chawla- Jay Mehta
The bubbly actress of the 90s has been a part of some iconic films but had a bending graph in the coming years of her career. The actress shocked everyone by marrying successful businessman Jay Mehta.
Kareena Kapoor- Saif Ali Khan
Although the couple are one of the most stunning pairs in Bollywood and are also blessed with media’s favourite child Taimur; Kareena was once termed as a gold digger. It was believed that the actress picked a groom who could provide her a wealthy lifestyle.