When you think of Bollywood, you think of the hit jodis like Shahrukh Khan-Kajol, Ranbir-Deepika, or Raj Kapoor-Nargis; these actors have simply immortalized the roles they have played. Their on-screen chemistry is absolutely sizzling. But what about those odd couples whose pairing has been questioned by the audience, but nevertheless loved?
When ‘Tanu weds Manu’, all hell break loose, because the sober and simple Manu aka R. Madhavan was no match for the sassy and feisty Tanu aka Kangana. There was a lot of speculation about this jodi, but the Box Office success of the first movie absolutely compelled Anand L. Rai to come with a second edition with Kangana having a double role.
The ultimate dance king of Bollywood Govinda stirred opposite Katrina Kaif; eyebrows were raised because Govinda was probably old enough to play Katrina Kaif’s father. But, ‘Partner’ was one of the biggest hits of that year which was also said to be the comeback of the dance king.
Who remembers Mallika Sherawat and Rahul Bose in ‘Pyar ka Side Effects’? We have seen Rahul Bose in intense roles, but his on-screen chemistry with the sexy siren Mallika Sherawat also showed the impeccable comic timing of the versatile actor. The movie was a laugh riot and those who say Mallika cannot act should get their eyes checked. She may not have been as good as Rahul, but definitely matched his acting prowess giving one of her memorable performances in her short-lived Bollywood career.
Ranbir Kapoor starred opposite Konkona Sen Sharma in ‘Wake Up Sid’. Sadly, we never saw this pair in any other movie and this is serious matter of regret for all movie lovers. When two powerhouse actors match strides, it is difficult to determine whom we should watch in the movie. Ayan Mukerji made a conscious effort to balance the scenes in such a manner so that both the actors can showcase their acting skills. The storyline was brilliant, so were the actors and the audience were left with a longing to see them together in another film.
‘Ek Main aur Ek Tu’ broke many stereotypes; one of them is definitely that when a boy meets a girl, they might not end up together. The bookish good boy Imran was no match for the adventurous Kareena Kapoor. However, the movie beautifully captured two different worlds which can collide and form a bond which is something more than friendship, but less than love.