Film-makers and actors work with a variety of people during their long careers. However, sometimes they prefer a particular artist with whom they are most comfortable working. This is because they usually share similar ideas and begin to understand their vision and start to admire them. This results in them working together multiple times, and creating a significant impact on each others' careers and cinema. And as film buffs, we get to witness some great movies as an outcome of their collaboration. Most of the times, even the audience prefers or has their favorite pairs of actor-director, whose films they would not want to miss watching.
Here are 5 such director-actor pairs who have made some great films together.
Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan
Karan Johar began his directing career with SRK in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and went on to direct him in many other films.
The two soon became one of the most successful director-actor duos. The last time they worked together was in My Name Is Khan.
David Dhawan and Govinda
One of the iconic pairs from the 90's; Govinda was one of the most eccentric performers of that decade. Dhawan's direction and mindless comedy, mixed with Govinda's insane dance moves and comic timing created a brand of cinema that ruled the decade.
Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan
No amount of praise is ever enough for these two. This pair has delivered some of the best movies like 3 Idiots and PK which won the hearts of many. When these two come together, they assure you that you will not be disappointed.
Vishal Bhardwaj and Shahid Kapoor
This pair has worked together to make films like Kaminey and Haider, which was Bhardwaj's adaptation of Hamlet. Shahid did a fantastic job with the role that he was picked for, which won him many awards.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ranveer Singh
These two together have presented Bajirao Mastani and Ram-Leela. Ranveer was appreciated for his roles in both the films, while Sanjay Leela Bhansali also did not miss on being recognised for his work.