Leading on-screen and off-screen Bollywood couples

While off screen partnership or for that matter marriage may be predestined in heaven, audience has a role or two to play in validating the acceptability of onscreen partnership. If commonality and adjustment contribute to the success of off-screen bonding; success of onscreen pairs depends on both physical as well as acting chemistry. Since the days of yore, onscreen romance has been one of the major inputs guiding the tinsel delineation of Bollywood. While some onscreen bonding will always etch a firm imprint on B town box-office, there are those to fizzle out as well. Here is a brief reference to some of the mesmerizing on screen couples.

The glitzy arena of tinsel town has interesting equations to offer. With the starry interaction of sparkling personas often pervade the real life frames giving way to off screen love and partnership. As one of life’s most interesting ironies, off screen romancing doesn’t necessarily lead to the success of onscreen boding. This has been proved time and again by some of the leading real life couples who have fallen short of recreating magic by way of their so called onscreen romance.

Shah Rukh – Kajol

Having set off with a blockbuster in ‘Baazigarh’; SRK- Kajol pairing is likely to go down the memory lane as one of the finest illustrations of vivacity, spontaneity in addition to depth of acting. Be it ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ or that of ‘Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gam’; the pair has given the most poignant delineation of reel romance and enigma of love.

Big B – Rekha
Amitabh and Rekha

If SRK’s & Kajol’s is a naturalistic expression of love and romance, Big B & the sultry diva Rekha’s  is a gorgeous poignancy to the theme of love and romance. Rekha’s sultriness and oomph provided a fine companionship to Big B’s charismatic flamboyance. Having recreated the magic of romance through a series of films including ‘Do Anjane’, ‘Mr. Natarwarlal’, ‘Suhaag’, ‘Silsila’ and ‘Muqaddar ke Sikander’; theirs have always been a passionate expression of love and longing.

Raj Kapoor- Nargis
Raj Kapoor- Nargis

The showman gave a magical companionship to the ravishing yet earthy beauty of his heroine to result in one of the most mesmerizing onscreen partnerships. Having hit the filmy horizon with ‘Aag’; the duo recreated the quintessence of romance through a string of sixteen flicks. All through the glorious filming era of fifties, theirs has been a leading household name, slated to entertain Indian as well as the global audience.

Hrithik- Aish
Hrithik and Aishwarya

The starry performers of the recent times mesmerized people with their grace, flare and stunning good looks. It is indeed true that both Hrithik Roshan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are gifted with oodles of élan, magical flare and stunning physical features. Be it the action packed bonanza of ‘Dhoom2’ or realistic recreation of historical figures in ‘Jodha Akbar’; the duo has complemented one another by way of grace, good looks and flare of acting.

Kareena- Saif

The couple painting the town red with the news of love and forthcoming engagement has had their germs of love romance during the making of ‘Tashhan’. But both ‘Tashaan’ & ‘Kurbaan’ failed to live up to their expected potential in spite of showcasing the lovelorn duo- likely to tie the knot in the recent future.

Kunal- Soha

Despite being rock steady with one another through thick and thin, the off-screen pair of Soha & Kunal Khemu failed to translate into successful onscreen formula. Despite being in love with one another since a whooping phase of time, following the days of ‘Rang De Basanti’; the pair chooses to maintain a gracious distance from press and public as far as the overt display of romance is concerned.

Aish- Abhishek

The couple to find bliss in love, marriage and parenthood might have been bound to one another in course of reel life creations. But their onscreen romance was not as successful as their off-screen pairing. Till date, the cooing couple has been the talk of the town irrespective of any and everything done by them. Be it the delivery of their first born or dual visit to a filmy gathering, Aish & Abhi never falls short of generating much curiosity and fanfare. But in comparison their onscreen bonding failed to create the requisite punch. While ‘Guru’ & the item sequence ‘Kajra re’… managed to create much fanfare; the same wasn’t true of ‘Ravvan’ released the year before.

Riteish- Genelia

Well the most recent illustration of reel life permeating the real life saga is provided by the lovey-dovey couple of Riteish- Genelia. Having debuted together by means of ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’; the duo has been reportedly seeing one another. Following a reasonably long spell of test and trial, the duo has been recently bound by the holy ties of wedlock. It remains to be seen if the vibrant off-screen couple can recreate the eternal strength of love in the soon to be released ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’.