Bollywood’s Raksha Bandhan
Every Raksha Bandhan you get to read and watch so much on famous Bollywood siblings! This time Koimoi brings to you a series of heart rendering emotions and stories on the less famous siblings who have etched their names on celebrity soil due to sheer talent!
Shah Rukh Khan and Shehnaaz Lalarukh
On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, we’ll introduce you to a whole different side to your favorite B-town stars! Shah Rukh Khan’s sister, Shehnaaz Lalarukh, lives with the superstar and his wife and kids. Gauri feels life wouldn’t be the same if Shehnaaz was not living with them. Shah Rukh has always been known as exceptionally loving towards his family. Every Rakhi he makes sure that Shehnaaz feels like the superstar in his life and is gifted with much more than just material presents.
Ranbir Kapoor’s married Sister Ridhima is looking forward to spending an amazing time with family and especially her Rockstar brother, this Rakhi.
Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan
Shushmita Sen and Rajeev Sen
Shushmita Sen and her brother Rajeev Sen share an almost similar relationship to that of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aditya Rai. They are in different professional fields but that never hampers the siblinghood between the two. This Rakhi they hope to spend the entire day with family and a few cousins.
Katrina Kaif and Arjun Kapoor
But before going into that fully fledged discussion, let us talk about Katrina Kaif and Arjun Kapoor’s strange siblinghood! I am sure most of you know that they are Rakhi-siblings but did you know that Arjun Kapoor absolutely denies being Katrina’s brother as he had been tied Rakhi only once by Kat Kaif that too around 5 years back when Salman Khan, Kat Kaif’s then beau, met Arjun and his father Bonny Kapoor at a party. Of course Arjun, we understand. After all, what Indian man would want to be a “brother” to Katrina Kaif?
The Gangs of Wasseypur star Manoj Bajpayee talks about his Rakhi experiences. He has 3 sisters, Garima, Kamini and Poonam. He regrets not being able to spend quality time with them and visit them for Rakhi every year, but he also adds that his sisters always make it a point to send him the Rakhis by post. True, these are relationships cherished.
Another cute relationship is shared between Rahul Bose and Anuradha, his elder sister. Rahul says that the 4 years age gap has never stopped them from being soul mates. He feels his decision to move in with Anuradha and his niece has made his life more complete as a human being. There is always exchanging of gifts and happy quarrels. But nonetheless, Rakhi remains special. Rahul’s father had been living in Kasauli and has moved in recently with Rahul and Anuradha. The home is a place the actor enjoys returning to after a hard day’s toil.
Silver screen star Iqbal Khan is rather sad while talking about his Rakhi celebrations. Both his sisters live in Australia and though he crazily misses them, it has become a practice to deal with family occasions over telephone calls and emails. He jokes a bit while adding that he hopes someday he has Rakhi sisters in Mumbai but he wonders why girls don’t want to tie him a Rakhi!
Nakul Vaid says he loves his sister Chandni the most and that she always looks after him even though it was about time he took his own responsibilities. He spins the emotional wheel when saying that the best gift he can give to his sister would be a genuine promise to provide her with all the protection she will ever need.
Rohit Roy says he always has a busy Rakhi as his number of Rakhi sisters is almost endless. This list includes his brother-in-law, Sharman Joshi’s wife, Prerna.
Aryan Vaid plans to buy his sisters, Poonam and Meena some mutual funds and regrets not having Sheetal, the other sister who is in the US, at home.
Aftab Shivdasani loves his sister Afsana, his only sibling, and says he wishes to see a smile on her face all the time and will try and spend every Rakhi with her.
Sammir Dattani wishes the same for his sister Sweta and all his cousins and Rakhi sisters too. He feels sometimes he does not spend enough time with them due to shooting commitments but he makes sure that once he is free , he gives his family all the much need attention.
At the end of the day, Rakhi is not about glamour and glitter. This occasion is about that special person who promises to be by your side even if the whole world opposes you. This is the time to make your brother or your sister know that he or she is the true star in your life.
Have a blissful Raksha Bandhan.