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Ranbir Kapoor & Katrina Kaif are moving in to their new home. A list of other celebs who chose to live-in

Bollywood has always led the way for the Indian Aam janta in terms of fashion and lifestyle aspirations. Bollywood seems to lead the way with respect to ‘live-in relationships’ too, what with many stars taking that route either towards marital bliss or towards separation.

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Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif

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And the latest among them to try it out is the hottest couple in Bollywood – Ranbir ‘Casanova’ Kapoor and Katrina ‘Diplomatic’ Kaif. Amidst various rumors of the couple getting hitched, vacationing in Ibiza, and late night visits to each other’s apartments, news reports suggest that the two very-much-in-love stars have finally moved in to their new apartment at Carter Road, Bandra by paying a rumored hefty rental of INR 15 lakhs per month. If rumors are to be believed, the move was delayed due to papa Rishi Kapoor’s illness. And now that he’s on his feet again, the lovebirds have finally moved in together, and they were even spotted on the terrace of their new place. We just hope that the two remain together and take the next logical step and soon announce their wedding. Here’s wishing the happy couple a happy housewarming!

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif aren’t the only couple who have been in a live-in relationship. Here is a list of other celebrity couples who lived in before tying the knot.

Kiran Rao & Aamir Khan

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Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan

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Kiran Rao once said on camera that she wouldn’t have married Aamir Khan if she had not moved in with him. It was when Aamir, the most intellectual of all the Khans, moved in with Kiran Rao, his erstwhile assistant director, that they discovered their common ground. This was a productive relationship, especially for Aamir, who has directed and acted in successful movies post his relationship. Kiran and Aamir are now married, and have a son called Aazad.

Saif Ali Khan & Kareena Kapoor

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Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor

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Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, or Saifeena, were in a live-in relationship for three years before they got married last October. A divorced and dating Saif, and Kareena, who was in a live-in relationship with Shahid Kapur before, were quite open about their relationship, and went on record saying, “live-in relationships work great for modern couples.”

Konkona Sen Sharma & Ranvir Shorey

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Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey

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Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranvir Shorey lived together for four years before they tied the knot. Both were attracted to each other and took the decision of moving in within months. Ranvir said, “living in with someone really lets you know the intricacies of their nature.” Sadly, this couple couldn’t make their relationship work longer, as they divorced last year.

John Abraham & Bipasha Basu

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John Abraham and Bipasha Basu

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John Abraham and bong hottie Bipasha Basu were in a live-in relationship for nine years after sharing screen space in many Bollywood sizzlers. This was a much publicized relationship, and they were on the verge of tying the knot at several junctures in their long live-in saga. Well … John did get married, but to investment banker Priya Runchal, while Ms Basu is happily indulging in a string of affairs, starting with Harman Baweja.

Neha & Manoj Bajpai

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Neha and Manoj Bajpai

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Actress Neha made her Bollywood debut with the eminently forgettable ‘Kareeb,’ and almost immediately moved in with Manoj Bajpai. Though Manoj Bajpai made a shining career for himself, Neha’s stint in Bollywood was short. Both were in a live-in relationship for two years before they quietly got married.  This is a happily-ever-after story as sources report that they are an extremely committed couple.

Lara Dutta & Kelly Dorji

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Lara Dutta and Kelly Dorji

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Lara Dutta lived in with her model boyfriend Kelly Dorji for 8 long years, and they made a sensational-looking couple. It was rumored that when Lara gained a foothold in Bollywood that ego issues began to sour their relationship. Though the two still remain on amicable terms, Lara Dutta went on to marry Mahesh Bhupathi, the tennis star, while Kelly is still doing international modeling assignments.

Kamal Haasan & Sarika

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Kamal Haasan and Sarika

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Kamal Haasan and Sarika had shocked the world by living together for five years, and that too in the early 1980s. Bollywood was still conservative, and the couple was forced to marry after the grapevine went abuzz with stories of Sarika being pregnant. They are now separated and have two beautiful daughters Shruti and Akshara.

Archana Puran Singh & Parmeet Sethi

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Archana Puran Singh and Parmeet Sethi

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Archana Puran Singh lived in with actor Parmeet Sethi for several years before they decided to tie the knot. The actress was quoted as saying, “I am so happy that Supreme Court has decided to grant legal status to long running live-in relationships.” The couple remains happily married, and have appeared in several movies together.

Rajesh Khanna & Tina Munim

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Rajesh Khanna and Tina Munim

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Rajesh khanna, the first Indian superstar, had a steady relationship with Tina Munim for 6 years before Tina moved out. This was supposedly after his separation from wife Dimple Kapadia. Rajesh Khanna was known for his colorful personality and multiple relationships throughout his life. Tina on the other hand, is now Tina Ambani, after marrying the famous Indian industrialist, Anil Ambani.

Chitrangada Singh & Jyoti Randhawa

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Chitrangada Singh and Jyoti Randhawa

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Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh of ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ fame, had a long term live-in relationship with golfer Jyoti Randhawa before they decided to get married. The couple now has a five-year-old son. Chitrangada recently split from her husband due to work-life adjustment issues and filed for divorce.

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