Bollywood cinema is all about whims and fantasies. It is one place on earth where romance rules the screen 365 days a year and the actors and actresses are delightfully seen falling and rising in love, singing duets, relishing the pangs of separation, and then ultimately uniting in a godly embrace. Some leading pairs of the B-town have created such spectacular magic with their amazing chemistry whom the majority of fans and audience wished, that they could have paired together in real life too.
Here is a list of top 12 Bollywood onscreen couples that shared sizzling chemistry right from the beginning till the new age Bollywood generation.
1. Raj Kapoor and Nargis
Among the old age actors, Raj Kapoor and Nargis have been the Golden Couple of Bollywood and it would not be wrong to say that, no one can recreate their chemistry. Who could forget the popular song Pyar hue Ikrar Hua from Shree 420, in which the couple mesmerized the audience in this rain song having a black umbrella? These acting legends were the original Bollywood sweethearts. Co-starring in 16 films together in a span of 8 years from 1948 to 1956 some of their most popular films included Shree 420, Awara, Chori Chori and Barsaat.
2. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore
In late 1960’s and most of the 1970’s, the pairing of the superstar Rajesh Khanna, popularly known as Kaka and Bengali beauty Sharmila Tagore came up with the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema including Aradhana, Daag, and Amar Prem. This on onscreen couple had won the heart of millions of fans by creating a spectacular magic on screen.
3. Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha
The angry young man along with the sensuous Rekha was one of the most popular on-screen couples ever. With their first Bollywood appearance in 1973’s Namak Haraam, to the next 1976 film Do Anjaane really gave the duo, fame as a silver screen couple. With more than 10 films to their credit like Mr.Natwarlal, Suhaag and Kasme Vaade etc. were among some popular hit films where this duo was seen together.
4. Anil Kapoor and Sridevi
One of the most popular Bollywood pairs of 1980’s on-screen was Anil Kapoor and Sridevi. Although, Madhuri Dixit was the other leading actress with whom Anil Kapoor had given many hit films but with Sridevi, majority of people appreciated them as a duo for their super hit classic movies like Mr. India, Lamhe, Judaai, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja and Ladle. Both the actors shared a great rapport and still do.
5. Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit
This pair of Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit was one of the most loved on-screen couples of the B-Town. First seen together in the 1991 film Saajan, Madhuri Dixit, and Salman Khan reunited two more times in the 1990s with Dil Tera Aashiq and “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun” which was one of the biggest blockbusters of Indian cinema. In the movie, Salman was the lovable Romeo and Madhuri was the lovely girl next door. Their charm was so impactful that they easily won everyone’s heart. The perfect chemistry of these two was absolutely treat to watch. While even now people eagerly want to see this pair once again on the big screen.
6. Govinda and Karishma Kapoor
This one pair was universally accepted by the audience and was also, the goofiest couple ever. The popularity of this pair could be seen together in David Dhawan’s films like Saajan Chale Sasural, Raja Babu, Dulaara, Coolie No. 1, Hero No. 1 etc. Both of them looked wonderful together and this fun couple could do anything to make people laugh. They are simply unparalleled.
7. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol
One of the most iconic pairs of Bollywood, SRK and Kajol make super hit duo and received loads of love and affection from the masses. This pair has made a special place in everyone’s heart as from Baazigar to Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, to the other super hit films like Karan Arjun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, My Name is Khan and the recent Dilwale, Shah Rukh, and Kajol gave all time favourite movies. This couple also ensured that people never believe that a guy and a girl can be friends (especially if they play basketball). They have set the bar so high that it is almost impossible for anyone to match them.
8. Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla
This couple was like destined to be popular as they were a mix of unique and special talent. While Aamir was the ‘chocolate boy’ and Juhi was the original ‘bubbly girl’ so their onscreen pairing brought a fresh combination to Bollywood and broke all stereotypes. Seen together in their first movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, both of them featured as a duo in a number of films like Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Tum Mere Ho, Ishq etc.
9. Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao
The cute looking on screen couple has won the hearts of millions of fans. With their ideal chemistry on screen, Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao have given tremendous romantic moments jointly in movies like Vivah, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi, Ishq Vishk. They created a special magic, being the most lovable couple on screen.
10. Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone
These new age actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone make up the most mesmerizing couple of Bollywood. Though both of them debut in the same year i.e. 2007, but came together in 2008 in the movie Bachna Ae Haseeno. They were also seen together in movies like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, and Tamasha both of which became the blockbuster at the box office and were praised a lot by audiences for the best pick by the filmmakers.
11. Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma
There would not be anyone who wouldn’t love Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma as the best on-screen pair. With the stunning kick start to Ranveer Singh’s career with the movie Band Baaja Baaraat that was where both of them turned from frenemies to business partners with Anushka Sharma as the actress, gained them a lot of fame as the duo. While the other movies where the young and energetic couple were seen together on screen were Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl and the recent Dil Dhadakne do, both of which were most liked by the viewers.
12. Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt
This great onscreen pair makes the most adorable couple who are loaded with cuteness and smart looks. Seen together in their blockbuster movie Student of the year, the on-screen couple too made an amazing appearance in their other movie that is Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya. Soon the duo would be seen performing in their upcoming movie Badrinath ki Dulhania which would definitely be a treat for all their fans to have the pleasure to see them together on screen.
Yesha Rughani from Hero Gayab Mode On
Working during a pandemic is no easy feat, but actor Yesha Rughani, who was last seen in Muskaan, says that all precautions are being taken on the sets of her brand her show Hero Gayab Mode On. Talking about it, she says, “I think new normal has become a lifestyle now. Whether I am going for work or something else, I have to follow precautions. Obviously, you are scared. But on the set, we take many precautions, medical people are there, they check us every day. The makeup and hair stylists are wearing their kits. So, I think overall it’s a secure working environment. I hope everybody stays well and fit.”
The actor is back on the sets after almost a year and is loving it. “We wrapped up Muskaan’s shoot in December last year and this show is launching December. We have started shooting from November so I think almost a year. It just feels too good to be back and I think I have been missing being onscreen. I missed shooting and I am loving the feeling of getting on the makeup chair, the entire routine, listening to action, cut, roll each and every minute detail of shoot life. It’s fabulous to be back,” she says.
In fact, she’s got a lot of appreciation for her look too. “I rejuvenated myself during this break. I got into this healing thing where I was on a strict detox and my skin healed, my hair, my body healed. I was in my comfort zone and used to wake up on time and follow a proper routine, even though there was a lockdown. I had ample time in the lockdown to take care of myself. I am fresh as a flower now and all set to rock again. For the new look, I am getting really good reviews because people are seeing me like this onscreen for the very first time. My first two roles were very different. So, seeing me in a totally different avatar with short hair is exciting. I have really lost weight, there is a different kind of look and feel to the role. I am getting a very good reaction and I am loving it,” she says.
Meanwhile, Yesha started a balloon business too during the lockdown and plans on balancing both her acting and business venture. “Lockdown has, of course, changed our lives in many ways from being able to value things to be grateful to life, self-healing and taking care of yourself, self-discipline. I ventured into a new business. I love to be very busy so I think it wouldn’t be a problem to manage both the things. I have my sister also who is taking care of this business, apart from me. I think it works for us. I also carry my laptop and everything to shoot so that if I get some time, I make some designs and send them across. I think it’s going to be fun to manage both,” she says.
Anupamaa welcomes Kinjal in the Shah home, gives lessons on a happy married life
Anupamaa in Rajan Shahi’s show of the same name had the dream of welcoming her daughter-in-law with a lot of love and warmth. And though her elder son, Paritosh, married Kinjal without the permission of their families, Anupamaa made sure she welcomes the newly-wedded couple by following all the rituals and a lot of love.
Firstly, when Rakhi was going to slap Kinjal for taking this step, Anupamaa stopped her saying that she cannot hurt her daughter-in-law and welcomed them home by doing aarti. Both Baa and Vanraj were quite upset with the kids, and said that they have given an opportunity to Rakhi Dave to seek revenge from them. When Paritosh said that if they have so much problem with them, then they will go somewhere else, Anupamaa stopped them and said that it’s their home and they will stay here.
Anupamaa is over the moon that she has become a mother-in-law now and tells Paritosh and Kinjal that they need to seek blessings from everyone including Kinjal’s mom and father. She also told them that the secret to a happy married life is letting go of unnecessary arguments. She also welcomed Kinjal in the kitchen and taught her the daily rituals that she follows. She also asked her to serve everyone halwa as part of a ritual of her first day in the kitchen. But Baa who is upset with how Rakhi created a scene outside their house said that nothing can help her overcome the bitterness given by her mother.
In the upcoming episode, the audience will see that Anupamaa asks Kinjal to apologise to Baa and also takes her to meet her mother Rakhi. But will Rakhi accept Kinjal’s apology? What will be her next move as she has promised to destroy the Shah family.
Produced by Rajan Shahi and his mother Deepa Shahi, “Anupamaa” features Rupali Ganguly, Sudhanshu Pandey, Madalsa Sharma, Alpana Buch, Arvind Vaidya, Shekhar Shukla, Paras Kalnawat, Muskan Bamne, Tassnim Sheikh, Aashish Mehrotra, Nidhi Shah, and Anagha Bhosale. It airs on Star Plus.
” I want to do it just like Deepika”, model Sasha Merchant
Over the years, Deepika Padukone has given Bollywood some of the most memorable performances and serves as an inspiration to many young girls be it for her fashion or her spectacular work. Aseem Merchant’s daughter Sasha Merchant too looks up to the superstar for making it big in the industry.
Speaking about how Sasha would like her Bollywood path to look like she said,”If I want to step into Bollywood, I want to do it just like Deepika. I love her and she is my absolute favourite.”
“I feel like right from modelling to films, the kind of work she has done is simply amazing, so if I do it, I want to do it just like her”, says Sasha.
Deepika was the one to break the stereotype that models cannot act. She was not just a successful model but also worked immensely hard on her acting skills over the years and today is the number one actress we have setting an example for the many other models who dream of stepping into Bollywood.
Deepika may have been criticised for her acting in her early days post the massive debut she got with Om Shaanti Om but she used it positively, which is extremely inspiring to aspirants and young girls who want to be like her. She stood by example that hard work and dedication can help you achieve anything you desire to.
Sasha has just stepped into the fashion scene becoming a quick favourite for major brands and designers and is already turning heads in the fashion industry.
Director David Dhawan shares his thought behind bringing the hit of 90’s ‘Coolie No. 1’ back again with a twist!
Coolie No. 1 has made it to the cult classic films of the 90’s that one could re-watch numerous times for a killer on-screen pair and songs which still get our feet tapping. The film has been revamped with a modern day twist and director David Dhawan shares his thought and experience behind re-making the film.
“It’s my film that I made 25 years ago and the thought of a re-make had never come. What happened is I had to do something with Varun, and I was thinking what to do, what to do.”
David further adds, “When I asked Varun, if he liked this film, he saw it and didn’t answer. He was later getting a little convinced, as it was a very difficult film for him because we have one of the best actor playing his role, and there’s no comparison. At the same time, Vashu ji said let’s do this film, it’s a damn good film. That was the first film that Vashu and I had done. So that’s how the idea came.”
Talking about the script, the director says, “When I started to work on the film/ script, I had to redo everything. If that wouldn’t have been ok I am not saying yes.”
Th makers have also released peppy tracks back to back, first Teri Bhabhi followed by Husn Hai Suhana which have made it to everyone’s party playlists once again.
Adding onto the Christmas cheer, Amazon Prime Video brings the World Premiere of David Dhawan’s 45th film Coolie No. 1. Directed by David Dhawan, the Bollywood romantic comedy is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani & Deepshikha Deshmukh.
The film also stars Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Javed Jaffrey and Johnny Lever. Prime members in India and across 200 countries and territories can stream the world premiere of Coolie No.1 starting December 25 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
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