Hero and heroines meet in a mustard field, they miss a few trains and they fall in love, the age old formulaic romanticism in Bollywood films is today just a passé! With more and more advancement in every field, Bollywood is evolving too. Today an actor and an actress share some very good on screen equations only to be able to create that audience connect which helps them and their film thrive through most hurdles.
With some high octane action packed films to some masala potboilers and an out and out romantic drama, 2012 stands as a testimony to some of the beautiful gems when it came to Bollywood’s best on screen couples who scorched the B-town arena with some oh-so-lovely moments and some cute lovey-dovey romantic sequences.
Swaying away from the clichéd cupid struck couples, we present to you the best couples of 2012, who not only set the eyeballs rolling but were sensuous enough to infuse in blossoming love between their characters.
Saif Ali Khan – Kareena Kapoor (Agent Vinod)
A real life couple jumped into reel, yet another time playing the lead cast in Saif Ali Khan’s productional venture Agent Vinod. The film tanked at the box office without much of a trace but the couple emerged victorious in setting out as perfect emblems of love and romance to the new generation. Though the Bond meets Bourne espionage thriller lacked a coherent script and slickness in treatment, the film definitely showed how the two in-love lovebirds swayed to each other’s tunes. And one can never forget the Raabta number; so melodious and oh-so-romantic!
Ayushmann Khurrana – Yami Gautam (Vicky Donor)
The most refreshing pair on the block this year undoubtedly would be when the Punjabi meets the Bong charm in one of the biggest successes of the year, Vicky Donor! Exuberating freshness and vivacity in all the frames, Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam were so much in love and their brewing romance took the film to new heights. For more, there was Paani da to suffice!
Arjun Kapoor – Parineeti Chopra (Ishaqzaade)
He was hot and she was feisty and when they met, there were firecrackers all around! A dynamite pair of sorts, these young Ishaqzaade‘s reciprocated love like no other. With a beautiful and admirable ending to the film that stands as a sign of togetherness and true love the couple was a perfect match! While Arjun Kapoor woo-ed the audience with his dimpled flamboyance, Parineeti Chopra’s feisty yet naughty nonchalance served more than a compliment to her love-zaada!
Akshay Kumar – Sonakshi Sinha (Rowdy Rathore)
When our desi Khiladi turned Rowdy Rathore Akshay Kumar fell for Sonakshi Sinha’s Chikni kamar, what resulted was in an epic love story. Fulltoo South Indian ishtyle! Though major chunks of the film dealt with Akki in grueling action sequences with Sona getting very little scope to deliver, they had the perfect fusion of love, spunk and notoriousness in their love. Courtesy, the couple of songs that featured both doing some crazily mad maneuvers!
Ranbir Kapoor – Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!)
A pair whose chemistry failed to entice the masses in their last venture together must have been apprehensive about their on screen pairing while signing this film. But love got a new definition and chemistry got a new dimension when the physically disabled Barfi! fell in love with the autistic Jhilmil. What followed was an array of events but Anurag Basu’s script helped Jhilmil and Barfi! stand out as characters and make its way en route to the Bollywood Hall of Fame!
Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif (Ek Tha Tiger)
Once upon a time, they were a ‘rumoured’ couple and now they are ‘just friends’. But the chemistry they shared in Ek Tha Tiger set the screens ablaze and the money ticking at the box office! Be it the groovy Mashallah number or the lovable Saiyaara melody, and obviously the die-to-watch-for action sequences, Katrina Kaif matched steps with Salman Khan in everything he did! Our very own demigod and her queen made hearts skip a beat with the love and passion flaming through their gleaming eyes.
Ajay Devgn – Sonakshi Sinha (Son Of Sardaar)
A hilariously funny act and an even more hilarious dialogue delivery made Son Of Sardaar almost a painful enjoyable comedy, but what infused life into the film was the, again, hilarious cupid struck couple Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha. The age old formula was twisted and love at first sight worked wonders as Ajay and Sonakshi made heads spin and stand out as a couple, in a film that was low on content, except an enviable comic caper act by Juhi Chawla!
Shah Rukh Khan – Katrina Kaif (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
He is 47. She is 28. But their nineteen year age difference was shut when passion and compassion took over the two actors, on a ride for an unforgettable journey in search of love. Yash Chopra’s last romantic drama was classic yet contemporary but the chemistry that the lead pair Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif shared throughout turned it into a masterpiece. It was just one look in the eyes and we were all floored. When they grooved and gyrated to the peppy Ishq Shava, we watched with mouths wide open and the intimate scenes including the famous SRK kissing scenes were a lot more to deliver! Love is forever, love remains Jab Tak Hai Jaan!
Salman Khan – Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg 2)
An on screen couple that had ignited a lot of fire in the first edition of Dabangg is back with an even more interesting Dabangg 2. With Sonakshi Sinha getting lot more than mouthing a single dialogue and just standing as a show piece this time, family man Chulbul Pandey’s love for his ladylove Rajjo is palpably visible in the sweet ‘Cooker ki seeti’ dialogue promo and in the bike ride sequence of Saanson Ne. With the film releasing in a day, Salman and Sonakshi are all set to create thunderstorms with their portrayal of chemistry in B Town! We so agree!