Why Abhishek Bachchan & Karisma Cancelled Their Engagement 15 Years Ago? Here’s The Real Reason


Just recently, Bachchan family celebrated the birthday of Abhishek and Aishwarya’s daughter Aradhya in a grand manner. Many of us know that before getting married to Aishwarya, Junior Bachchan was engaged to Karisma Kapoor, daughter of Randhir and Babita Kapoor.

It was in 1997 during the wedding of Raj Kapoor’s grandson Nikhil Nanda and Amitabh’s daughter Shweta that Abhishek and Karisma came close and started dating each other. They kept their affair a secret till the announcement of their engagement was made on the 60th birthday of Senior Bachchan.


However, soon the engagement was called-off and nobody knew about the real reason of this unfortunate decision. During an interview when Mrs. Jaya Bachchan was asked about it, she said that neither of the families could be held responsible for it and it was a painful decision taken by Abhishek himself.

But there are many who don’t agree with Mrs. Bachchan and a lot has been written on this chapter. Majority of them take the name of Karisma’s mother Babita behind this separation.

As Babita faced tough times in her life and brought up her two daughters after her split with Randhir Kapoor, she was pretty acquainted with the value of money and it was obvious that she wanted a safe and sound future for her daughter.


At that time, Abhishek didn’t have a career while Karisma was doing pretty well in Bollywood; in fact she had won a National Award by that time. Amitabh Bachchan’s acting career was also going downwards and his production house was drowned in debt. In order to secure her daughter financially, it is being said that Babita demanded a pre-nup along with a demand of writing a proportion of Amitabh’s property in the name of Abhishek. The demand was outrightly rejected by Big B and the split took place.

It was speculated that Karisma refused because she was not allowed to pursue her career after marriage by the Bachchans while it was also said that the reason behind this break-off is Jaya’s control on Abhishek but many said that Babita is behind it as she interferes a lot in her daughter’s life.


Karisma may have got divorce but Abhishek and Aishwarya are going strong in their marriage and we wish all of them good luck.

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