They say Mumbai is the city of dreams. I think every city, every country and every individual is defined by his/her dreams. Some envisage a money-minting business, others foresee becoming a famous icon – this would speak a lot about our goals – power, money or whatever else.
However, there is one such dream that most of us have in common. Some pursue it openly while some much rather have a secret intention of the same but no one, honestly, can say that they have never had this dream – The dream of a perfect relationship. Not only is this hard enough already, but in India we have something that raises the bars of romance i.e Bollywood! I’m sure most of the men would be nodding their heads in agreement to this one.
So what is it that makes Bollywood romance larger-than-life? Our reel life couples! They paint the prettiest picture of love that there could be. Ever wondered what it would be like if these reel life couples had made it to real life?
Let’s look at the most romantic couples the industry has known.
Shahrukh-Kajol : This couple not only gave Bollywood it’s biggest romantic hits but they made Shahrukh Khan the lover boy he is known to be, even today. The way Raj looked into Simran’s eyes made every girl just yearn for a Raj in their life. That would be one romance we would love to have! Real, candid and for just a moment so attainable.
Amitabh-Rekha : Every time we see this couple walk down a red carpet at an award ceremony, it’s like walking down memory lane with Rekha. The ultimate-incomplete love story. Wonder what it would be like if this tall ravishing pair had made it as a couple. We sure would have seen Rekha smiling a little more..that would have been nice!
Govinda-Karishma: They were the definition of the perfect couple , always full of energy, fun, dance and adorable romance. If they would have taken their relationship off screen – it would have made more people believe that marriage could be fun and the fun need not always die out!
Aamir-Juhi: The couple from Ishq were another fun-filled pair who made you believe love had no bar and the heart wants what it wants. Ever wondered how different Aamir would have turned out had he married an actress like Juhi?
Abhishekh-Rani: Abhishekh-Rani made the most realistic couple I’ve seen on screen. You related to them like the loving couple who lived next door. Their raw real romance would have set an ideal example had it gone all the way.
Hrithik-Aishwarya: Not for any love here, but boy that would be one ravishing duo! So hard to get your eyes off!
John-Bipasha: Now that’s a couple we all wish had never called it off! The passion they had on screen surely had a little to do with their real life saga.
We cry when they are torn apart. Blush when he goes down on his knees. Smirk when she sexily turns him down, ‘Aww’ when they finally get together and sink lower into our seats when they kiss. We would love to have seen these on-screen romances take it off-screen. But Kareena had once said in an interview; Saif and I look so good together off screen but we can never really give a hit on screen! So maybe this helps maintain all the balance in the world! After all, there can only be so many Akshay-Twinkles! 😉
By Krusha Sahjwani