Some jodis of Bollywood are such hits that they work together time and again. For example, Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar who gave us another hilarious dramedy this year in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, or the romantic jodi of Aditya Roy Kapur & Shraddha Kapoor (OK Jaanu) or the grossly age-inappropriate one of Shah Rukh Khan & Anushka Sharma (Jab Harry Met Sejal). Meanwhile, Salman Khan & Katrina Kaif are set to return with Tiger Zinda Hai and it remains to see whether they can recreate the magic on screen again.
But 2017 also had a number of new jodis that worked wonders. Here are some of our favorites:
Shah Rukh & Mahira Khan – Raees
There was certainly a buzz about this one and even though Shah Rukh stole the limelight in this movie, Mahirah made her presence felt with her impressive performance.
Anushka Sharma & Diljit Dosanjh – Phillauri
We were eagerly looking forward to seeing the Punjabi actor in yet another Bollywood film and Diljit played to his strengths in this one. His fresh pairing with Anushka made this movie worth a watch.
Ayushmann Khurrana & Parineeti Chopra – Meri Pyaari Bindu
While nothing can compare to his partnership with Bhumi, Ayushmann and Parineeti also struck up a great chemistry in this romantic comedy.
Probably one of our favorite movies of the year, this one goes down to the performance of its unique lead pair. We hope to see Saba in more Bollywood movies in the future.
They’re in the running for the hottest couple of the year. Even though their chemistry could not help the movie much, it definitely struck a chord in our hearts.
Akshay Kumar & Bhumi Pednekar – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Bhumi had not one, but two big hits this year. She gave an even better performance in this superhit with Khiladi, which is still breaking records.
They are all set to give Sushant and Kriti tough competition for ‘Hottest New Couple of 2017’. Their chemistry on-screen also reportedly continued off-screen – the reason for the Sidharth-Alia split.
Between Varun & Jacqueline and Varun & Taapsee, we are definitely keener on the latter. Not just because we think Jacqueline is perfect for Sidharth, but also Taapsee fits better with Varun.
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