ONTD Original: Bollywood Scandal - Akshay Kumar And His Philandering Ways

This is a follow up to the Priyanka and Shahrukh affair post.

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(Akshay with Priyanka Chopra)

Indian actor Akshay Kumar is a well known cheating womanizer, the embodiment of "men are trash", and the provider of some of the messiest scandals in Bollywood. Khiladi (player) Kumar is one of those men who just can't seem to keep it in his pants, and here is a look at some of his relationships and affairs:

1. Akshay and Pooja Batra

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Akshay dated successful model Pooja Batra before he became an actor, which would put this relationship sometime before 1991. Some say that he took advantage of Batra for networking purposes to get into Bollywood. He would often accompany her to parties attended by people working in the industry and get connections to them in order to help him pursue a career in acting. Once Kumar was able to break into Bollywood in 1991, he dumped Batra.

2. Akshay and Ayesha Jhulka

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Akshay's next girlfriend was his Khiladi (1992) co-star Ayesha Jhulka. After Khiladi became a hit, Kumar and Jhulka's careers began to boom and their relationship was in every headline. Supposedly, the broke up after Jhulka wanted to get married and Kumar was not ready to settle down yet.

3. Akshay and Raveena Tandon

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Here is where things start getting more salacious and juicy, and this is one of Akshay's most high profile and serious relationships. Raveena Tandon was one of the leading ladies of the 90's, and Kumar began dating her during the filming of their film Mohra in 1994. Their chemistry in the film was tangible and the two of them gave one of the most memorable rain songs in Bollywood cinema; Tip Tip Barsa Pani:

Their pairing proved to be popular as they went on to star in nine more films together. In the span of all this, Tandon and Kumar's relationship was often gossiped about in the media. Tandon was madly in love with him, but it seemed that Akshay's eyes were wandering else where:

4. Akshay and Rekha

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During the filming of Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Kumar had allegedly cheated on Tandon with his co-star and veteran actress Rekha. The rumors were fueled even further with this sensuous song of the two of them from this film:

Raveena was angry, but believed that it was all just one sided on Rekha's part and that Kumar did not reciprocate her feelings. After Rekha would go to Kumar's home to get lunch dabbas, Tandon felt uncomfortable with their interactions and reportedly told Kumar to stop seeing her.

Now back to his relationship with Raveena Tandon

Raveena wanted to settle down with Akshay, and in an interview with Stardust magazine in 1999, she disclosed that Kumar promised to marry her after he finished shooting for one of his films. Tandon says that Kumar was hesitant to marry her in fear of alienating his female fan base, but she reveals that they did, however, get secretly engaged in a temple. She then dropped a bombshell when she divulged that Kumar was cheating on her, and was also simultaneously engaged to two other women at the time. It is speculated that the other two women were Shilpa Shetty and Twinkle Khanna.

5. Akshay and Shilpa Shetty

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Shilpa Shetty was also a leading lady in the 90's, and one of the two other women that Raveena says that Akshay was engaged to at the same time as her. Raveena allegedly ended her relationship with Akshay after she walked in on him having sex with Shilpa in a pool. Shetty and Kumar starred in a few films together, including Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) and Dhadkan (2000).

In 2000, Shilpa criticized Kumar in an interview and accused him of using her and taking her for a ride. She also said that she has no malice towards Twinkle, and that Akshay was solely to blame for cheating on her.

6. Akshay and Twinkle Khanna

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Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of two famous Indian actors. Her father was the late Rajesh Khanna and her mother is Dimple Kapadia. Twinkle also had a brief stint as an actress in the late 90's and early 00's, and starred with Kumar in International Khiladi (1999) and Zulmi (1999). Khanna was one of the three women that Kumar was engaged to simultaneously, and his relationship with Shilpa Shetty ended after she found out about Twinkle.

Khanna ended her acting career in 2001, and married Kumar that same year. They have two children together; Aarav (born in 2002) and Nitara (born in 2012).

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7. Akshay and Priyanka Chopra

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In 2003, Akshay starred with Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra in a film called Andaaz. Many noted their sexual chemistry in the film, especially in this song:

Well, that ended up being no coincidence because Kumar was cheating on his wife Twinkle with Chopra during the filming of that movie. The two would star in more films together such as Aitraaz (2004), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), and Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005). Twinkle was well aware of the affair and told her husband to stop working with Priyanka. He obliged, stopped the affair at around 2005, and still has not to this day worked or spoken with Chopra again.

Akshay and Katrina Kaif

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Another woman that Akshay has cheated on his wife Twinkle with is actress Katrina Kaif. He stopped working with Kaif for in 2010 for seven years after rumors of their affair began circulating further and further. He did, however, reunite with Kaif in 2017 for a selfie.

He still cheats on Twinkle to this day and with multiple women throughout the years. Khanna is fully aware of all of Kumar's affairs, but looks the other way.

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Such messiness lmao.