Other than having a good director, the next important thing for an actor is the production house or the banner that the film is being produced under. In Bollywood, we have often heard that actors and actresses are favored by certain ‘camps’ or production houses thanks to their long lasting associations.
Here is a look at a few actor-producer jodis which are the superhit combos as every time they come together for a film, they create history.
Excel Entertainment – Shah Rukh Khan
Excel Entertainment was started by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidwani. Both of them have created several movies under this Banner. Shah Rukh Khan and Excel Entertainment have done two films together, namely Don and Don 2 and both the films were a huge success at the box office. The duo will be once again collaborating with SRK for Raees.
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment – Salman Khan
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment is a third generation film production company and currently Sajid Nadiadwala is the owner. Salman and Sajid together have been part of films like Judwaa, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and their last film Kick created new records at the box office. Salman and Sajid share a very friendly relation with each other and we all know Salman was the one who urged him to debut as a director for Kick.
Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment – Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar being a very close friend to Sajid Nadiadwala, has also worked with him on several successful projects. He considers Sajid as family and hence their professional relations too have been very close. Akshay and Sajid have been successful in making films together such as Housefull and Housefull 2 in the past. They are coming back with Housefull 3.
Dharma Production – Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh and Karan Johar’s friendship is one of the most talked about friendships in Bollywood. Karan has always maintained that he will do anything for Shah Rukh to be a part of his projects since their association has been prolonged. The duo have been such close friends that Karan has cast Shah Rukh in most of his films . As the producer-actor jodi, they have given us some great movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and My Name Is Khan. All these films were not only hit at the box office, but also performed extremely well in the overseas market too.
Yash Raj Films – Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan is often known as the king of romance and we must say a lot of its credit goes to Yash Raj Films. He has starred in many films under the Yash Raj films banner. Be it the epic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein to the very recent and veteran director Yash Chopra’s last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan, all have met with huge success. The actor is currently working on an upcoming project titled ‘Fan’ with the same banner and it is expected to turn out a huge blockbuster.
Dharma Production – Ranbir Kapoor
Karan Johar has a deep amount of love for Ranbir Kapoor. Their first film Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani was a huge hit at the box office. Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani opened with a record breaking collection and was also among the highest grossing films of Bollywood in that year. Post the success of that film, Karan Johar’s Dharma productions is all set to work with Ranbir again in the upcoming film titled ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.