Why did Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor split?

It was apparently in 1997 during Shweta Bachchan’s wedding, that Karishma Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan got serious about each other. 

  • Five years later, the entire world knew about the love birds and wedding seemed like just a matter of time.
  • On October 11, 2002, at Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday party, their engagement was announced.

  • It seemed like the perfect match, with two of the biggest families of Bollywood, Kapoors and Bachchans coming together.
  • Suddenly in February next year, there was an announcement of a break-up.
  • There was no reason given for the sudden break up. But there were rumours aplenty.

  1. One of the rumours said that it was Karishma’s mother Babita who was instrumental in breaking this match as she was not sure if Abhishek Bachchan will be able to provide for her daughter. So she apparently asked the senior Bachchan to provide with guarantee that most of his possessions will be passed on to Abhishek. And Amitabh disagreed to do that.
  2. Another rumour was that Lolo was not happy at being asked to stop being an actress after marriage by the Bachchans.
  3. The simplest answer is that Abhishek's parents, especially his mother, disliked Karisma. People think that Jaya felt Karisma was not good enough. Perhaps Karisma said something about Jaya before meeting Abhishek. Perhaps Jaya felt that Kareena's parents were rude. 
  4. Karisma's mother Babita was a most ambitious woman.   She knew fully well the personal travails and mental torture of being married to a super flop-star  (Randhir Kapoor)  from a leading popular Bollywood family.   She did not want her daughter to face such similar trials and tribulations of being hitched to Abhishek Bachhan, who was then considered a dumb dud in the Bollywood film industry.   So eventually the ego clash escalated to a point of no return. Also Babita shared bitter cold vibes with Jaya Bachhan,  which adversely affected the cordial relations between the families.   And both parties were looking for the first opportunity to opt out,  which happened sooner than later.  Yeh tho hona hi tha !
  • However, looks like no one would ever know the real reason, except the parties involved, as everyone has been keeping mum about it. The only revelation was from Jaya Bachchan as she said in an interview that parents are not to be blamed for the split as Abhishek had reached the difficult decision of breaking the engagement on his own.

source :- quora.com