Unusual onscreen pairings in Bollywood movies

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

Bollywood industry is a terra firma where you witness almost everything which you visualize or think about. The mammoth entertainment industry is super classy and lets the moviegoers get filled with their quota of entertainment. Where we see the great onscreen pairings in the films, we also see a number of unusual pairings on celluloid. Well, the industry should experiment the unusual things because this way the novelty comes in.

The viewers want fresh content on screen and for the fresh and novel content, a moviegoer spends money to watch a flick. Many a moviemakers have this daring courage to spend finances on the scripts, which are not the run of the mill and offer the cinegoers something new and unique. The article lets you know about some of the unusual onscreen pairings of Hindi cinema. Let’s check them out.

Amitabh Bachchan opposite Jiah Khan

The legenadry Bollywood actor of international fame and big stature, Amitabh Bachchan was cast opposite the girl 30 years of his junior in age, Jiah Khan in Ram Gopal Verma’s Nishabd. It was really an unusual pairing, which few liked and most didn’t. Bachchan tried doing so again with another much younger girl Tabu in Cheeni Kam.

R. Madhavan opposite Bipasha Basu

The pairing of Bipasha Basu and R. Madhavan did not work at all. They were taken in the main leads in the movie, ‘Jodi Breakers’. The film bombed at the box office and the pairing was not liked at all.

Govinda opposite Katrina Kaif

Both worked together in comedy movie, ‘Partner’. The pairing was really unusual because of the aged Govinda and the taller and much younger Katrina. But it worked and people love it. The moviegoers would really love to see more of these kinds of pairings in Hindi cinema.

Himesh Reshammiya opposite Hansika Motwani

The musician-singer turned actor Himesh Reshammiya was cast opposite the super gorgeous and super young lass of Bollywood, Hansika Motwani in Aap Ka Suroor. Hansika was 15 years old at that time and Himesh, the middle aged man. The film flopped and so did the pairing of the couple.

Abhishek Bachchan opposite Rani Mukherjee

Both have worked together in various movies so far. Theirs is really an unusual pairing seen in Bollywood since the guy is much taller than the girl. Initially many were of the view with the gestures…huh…hmmm….really? But when the pair was seen on screen, people liked them and it worked big time.

The Hindi audience is pretty welcoming and welcomes the new trends with vigor. The above mentioned unusual pairings are mixed bags since few worked well among the audiences and others simply bombed not only at the box office but also with the masses.

But the fact of the matter and the important thing is that the film industry should keep experimenting the new concepts by implementing them into the cinematic products to endow the viewers with novelty which they seek.  If a concept works, others are bound to follow. But the courage to be the first one is what has to be there in filmdom.

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