Newly married Riya Sen and her 6 most controversial love affairs:
Bollywood actress Riya Sen recently hit headlines as she made a comeback with Ekta Kapoor’s new web-series ‘Ragini MMS 2.2′. Well, not only this, Riya now has another good news to share with her fans. Moon Moon Sen’s daughter Riya tied the knot with beau Shivam Tewari in a hush-hush ceremony on August 16.
Riya has been sharing pictures with Shivam much before her wedding which hinted towards her affair with the photography enthusiast. She was in a relationship with photographer Shivam for a long time but this was also one of Riya’s relationship among others. While her other relationships do not go much further, her relationship with Shivam is changed into a marriage. But what happened to the rest of her relationships and why they ended? Let us tell you..
The 36-year-old actor is set to break many hearts as she is ready to settle down very soon. But not many know that once upon a time, Riya Sen dated Bollywood hunk John Abraham. And if reports are to be believed, the ‘Jism’ actor was so much in love with Riya that he actually wanted to get married to her.
According to reports, it was during late 90s that Riya first met John. Not a popular face in films, John was only modelling when the two met before the release of Riya’s Bollywood debut ‘Style’. They instantly hit it off. Reportedly, John was madly in love with Riya and wanted to settle down with her. But Sen rejected his offer for her Bollywood career, which ironically never took off. She was in no mood to give up on her so-called promising career and turned down John’s marriage proposal. Soon, the two parted ways.
2. Ashmit Patel
In the year 2005, she starred along with Ashmit Patel (Amisha Patel’s younger brother), in a film Silsiilay. The two co-actors grew quite close to each other and soon by the end of the film’s shooting were dating each other. The relationship was a usual celebrity type but it soon changed when the pair appeared in a certain slanderous video in mid-2005.
Their relationship was highly controversial, as the leaked MMS was creating storms on the web. In the MMS, both were seen in compromising position. The couple denied it and called the MMS fake, but their affair rumors were the talk of the town at that time and both of them got broken up. Interestingly, only one day after Riya’s wedding, Ashmit engaged with his girlfriend Mahek Chahal.
3. Salman Rushdie
Riya was single for a long time after her MMS scandal. In 2008, she met Salman Rushdie, the Man Booker Prize winning author, and the affair of both of them started soon. Rushdie was known to have a penchant of wooing alluring women and was fresh out of a divorce with his fourth wife and celebrity model Padma Lakshmi. Riya seemed to be a wonderful fit in the void that was left in Rushdie’s life. In fact when he first met her at a nightclub in Mumbai, he spared no time in sharing his number and email ID with her.
This affair was kept quite hidden, but everyone knew it then Riya was called by Salman Rushdie in New York. When Riya was quizzed about it she gave the run-of-the-mill answer i.e. ‘We are just friends’ but also added that she is not making any judgements and letting things go with the flow. The relationship of these two was ended after a few months.
4. Yuvraj Singh
The love affair between Bollywood actress and cricketer is not a new thing in India. Yuvraj Singh was one of the most popular and handsome cricketers in India. His love life has also been pretty popular. Yuvraj had just ended his relationship with actress Deepika Padukone and therefore was demoted to the single status. Riya seemed to fit the bill for Yuvraj. Riya Sen met him at that time at a party. Both of them left the party hand in hand in Yuvraj’s car. But both fell apart in two months.
5. S. Sreesanth
After a brief fling with Yuvraj Singh, Riya seemed to have developed a soft corner in her heart for cricketers. It was a year since she had ended her eye-blink relationship with Yuvraj and now was being linked with the bad boy of Indian cricket, S. Sreesanth. When asked about it, she denied any romantic allegiance with Sreesanth but the media was not going to take it even with a pinch of salt, which obviously resulted in sensationalized gossip and a mass Sreesanth Riya Sen marriage hysteric. But their relationship ended soon.
6. Rahul Vaidya
Do you remember Ex-Indian Idol contestant Rahul Vaidya from the first season of the show! Yes that handsome hunk, on whom a lot of girls had crush and he still has a huge number of female fan following. The affair rumours of Rahul Vaidya and Riya Sen was also a part of B-Town. The couple was the talk of the B-Town, but it also faded as the time progresses. Rahul also denies the rumours by saying “I’m definitely not dating Riya Sen. Me and Riya were just hanging out together like normal friends. These rumours are not true”.