Top 5 Onscreen Couples of Bollywood
Love has been in the air for ages in Bolly town. Romance is celebrated everyday here! Onscreen chemistry and scintillating love scenes are the foundation of Hindi films. Lead pairs have allured audiences and have inspired lovers since the inception of cinema. A handsome hero and a beautifully charming heroine and their immortal love story will always remain fresh in Bollywood.
1. Raj Kapoor and Nargis
In our effort to celebrate the most romantic couples on screen, a pair that comes in mind first is that of the Showman Raj Kapoor and the delicately beautiful Nargis. This lead pair starred in almost 16 films of which 6 were produced under the banner of RK films. They were first seen in the film Aag in 1948 and went on to become one of the most in-demand couple of Bollywood in the 1950s. Not only were they vocal about their love for each other in real life, but also managed to weave magic on screen whenever they came together. Films like Awaara, Shree 420, Barsaat and Jaagte Raho were some of their memorable works together. The drenched Raj and Nargis in the song Pyaar hua ikraar hua still remains as the epitome of romance among cine-lovers across the globe.
The second in order is the scintillating onscreen romance of Amitabh and Rekha. Superstar of the Millennium, Amitabh Bachchan is said to have fallen for the diva herself during the making of the film Do Anjaane. Rekha and Big B went on to give big blockbusters like Mr Natwarlal, Suhaag, Khoon Pasina and Muqaddar ka Sikandar. Yash Chopra’s Silsila in 1981 saw the duo on screen for the last time. The film was said to be based on the real life love triangle between Bachchan, Rekha and Jaya Bachchan. Though their real life romance saw no fate, their onscreen romantic Jodi was one of the most looked for.
3. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol
The third position goes to the gorgeous onscreen romantic couple of tinsel town…..Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. Their real life friendship has always added to the flavours of love that they have portrayed together on screen. Kajol and SRK’s first film together was Abbas-Mastan’s Baazigar which broke all records at the box office. Karan Arjun followed suit but Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge went on to become the biggest SRK-Kajol starrer. The ‘so-much-in-love’ duo of Raj and Simran rocked the hearts of young lovers throughout the nation. The pair has been seen in Karan Johar’s blockbusters like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and My Name is Khan. Shah Rukh and Kajol remain one of the most wanted onscreen jodis for film makers still today. They have always managed to set the screen on fire whenever they have teamed up together.
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif are on the fourth position in this list. Kat and Akki first appeared in Vipul Shah’s Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye. Though the film remained an average grosser, the onscreen chemistry of the duo caught attention. The handsome hunk and the stunningly sensuous lady have given blockbusters like Namastey London, Welcome and Singh is King. Katrina has always confessed that Akshay is her favourite co star and her lucky mascot. Tees Mar Khan is the couple’s latest choc-a-bloc and Shiela ki Jawaani has been making waves throughout since its release.
The fifth position is attributed to another on screen Jodi who are a ‘treat to the eye’. It is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and apna Greek God Hrithik Roshan. The duo has starred in versatile roles in films like Dhoom-2, Jodha Akbar and Sanjay Bhansali’s latest venture Guzaarish. Their pair looks fresh and likeable on screen. Besides being two strong individuals, they have always managed to receive acclaims for the challenging roles that they have essayed on screen.
There is no end to this list……..because Love is always in the air in Bollywood. Onscreen romantic leads of Hindi cinema have always kept the spirit of romance alive and with their mesmerizing beauties and lavish backdrops, they have and would always remain an important reason for witnessing cinema…..in absolute Bolly style!