After five years of courtship Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor were all set to tie the knot in 2002.
What went wrong? There are many theories on why the couple called it quits. But the truth, if you must know, is this. It was Karisma’s mother Babita’s interference that killed the relationship.Basically Babita wanted her daughter to be financially secure in the Bachchan household before l allowing the marriage .
Says a source, “Babita wanted the Bachchans to write off a part of their property to Karisma. This Abhishek strongly objected to. But his parents were agreeable to it for their son’s sake.”
This is where Babita got greedy. She suddenly asked Abhishek to move out of the Bachchan bungalow Jalsa and set up a new home with Karisma after their wedding. This is where Abhishek put his foot down.
“Overnight he called off the wedding and walked out on the mother-daughter pair who didn’t know what hit them. They thought they had the golden goose for keeps. Little did they know that Abhishek would not bear to be parted from his parents even for the the most beautiful woman in the world,” says a source close to the Bachchans.
And that’s whom Abhishek eventually married: the most beautiful woman in the world. But that’s another story. Karisma married on the rebound and parted bitterly with her wealthy husband.
Karisma’s younger sister Kareena also married a wealthy Saif Ali Khan. It’s the mom who taught her daughters that money always comes first.