Bollywood Stars & Their Relationship Policies: From Never Dating Actors to Breaking the Norms

Bollywood celebs like Taapsee, Janhvi and Jacqueline adhere to the "never date an actor" policy, while Varun, Sonam and Parineeti remain committed to their 'dating non-actors' stance, evident in their marriages. Explore the full listicle below.

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In the glitzy world of Bollywood, where relationships often make headlines, some stars choose to navigate the tricky terrain of love with distinct relationship policies. From vowing to never date fellow actors to breaking their own rules, these celebrities offer a glimpse into their personal choices. Let's delve into the love stories of Bollywood's elite and how their unique relationship policies shape their romantic journeys.


A. Actors who stuck to their ‘dating non-actors’ and happily entered marital bliss:

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, the charismatic actor known for his vibrant performances, had long adhered to his "never date an actor" policy. Citing the constant scrutiny of personal lives in the limelight, Varun remained steadfast in his decision. However, in a surprising turn of events in 2021, he tied the knot with fashion designer Natasha Dalal, breaking his own rule and proving that love knows no bounds.


Varun Dhawan not marrying girlfriend Natasha Dalal this year, Kalank actor  reveals why – India TV

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Parineeti Chopra


Parineeti Chopra found love outside the glitzy world of Bollywood with AAP leader Raghav Chadha. Despite her previous assertion on never dating actors, Pari entered marital bliss with the politician on September 24, 2023. Her candid revelation on the challenges of dating within the industry shared during an episode of Koffee With Karan, reflected her commitment to a relationship beyond the reel world.

Parineeti Chopra opens up about her love story with Raghav Chadha: 'One  breakfast together and I knew' | Feelings News - The Indian Express

Sonam Kapoor


Renowned fashion icon and actress Sonam Kapoor chose a path less taken by dating Delhi-based entrepreneur Anand Ahuja. Their love story, culminating in marriage on May 8, 2018, exemplifies Sonam's reluctance to involve work in her romantic life. The actress, who had shared her aversion to dating actors years ago, found happiness with Anand Ahuja, the founder of India's first multi-brand sneaker boutique, VegNonVeg.

B. Actors who do not want to date actors:


Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu, known for her versatile roles, holds a firm stance on relationships. She asserts that there can be only one star in a relationship, expressing her reluctance to mix professional and personal life. Taapsee firmly believes that relationships between actors can be challenging, and she prefers to avoid the complications that may arise.


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Janhvi Kapoor

Janhvi Kapoor, in an episode of Koffee With Karan Season 8, revealed her decision to never date an actor. Citing self-obsession and competitiveness as potential challenges, Janhvi has stood by her policy. Currently rumoured to be dating expert horse rider Shikhar Pahariya, she seems to have found a connection beyond the boundaries of the film industry.


Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar, the gorgeous Bollywood actress, shares Taapsee's sentiment on dating within the industry. In an interview, she emphasized the difficulty of finding personal time when both partners are busy with shooting schedules. Bhumi advocates for dating someone outside the industry for a higher chance of maintaining a healthy relationship.

Jacqueline Fernandez

Known for her vivacious personality, Jacqueline Fernandez also abides by a "never date an actor" policy. Acknowledging the demanding nature of an actor's life, Jacqueline believes in finding a partner who can understand and support the preoccupations that come with the profession.

C. Actors who broke dating non-actor policy:

Vijay Varma

While many Bollywood stars stick to their relationship policies, Vijay Varma stands out as the one who broke his "never date an actress" rule. Initially decided out of frustration with the industry, Vijay changed his stance when he met actress Tamannaah Bhatia during the series 'Lust Stories 2.' The on-screen chemistry translated into a real-life relationship, defying Vijay's own policy and proving that love can indeed be unpredictable.

Bollywood's love stories are as diverse as the films they star in. From Varun Dhawan and Parineeti Chopra finding love outside the industry to Taapsee Pannu and Janhvi Kapoor maintaining their resolve to avoid dating actors, each star's unique relationship policy adds an intriguing layer to their personal narratives. As Bollywood continues to evolve, so do the dynamics of love in the lives of its glamorous stars.


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