The year might end with a bang when the Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani collaboration, PK, releases next month. The duo had last worked together in 3 Idiots (2009). And they aren't the only hit pair to team up in the near future. There are several other dream teams set to work together again.
"When a director of repute and an established actor come together, the expectations go through the roof. You don't have to sell the pairing, since their track record is in people's mind," says trade analyst Amod Mehra.
Yesteryear pairs - like Shakti Samanta with actors Shammi Kapoor or Rajesh Khanna, Manmohan Shetty with Amitabh Bachchan, and David Dhawan with Govinda - are examples of a filmmaker and actor not just giving hits together, but also sharing a great comfort level.
In recent times, too, several such duos have emerged, and many are teaming up again. Filmmaker Vipul Shah, who is preparing to direct Akshay Kumar in Namastey London 2, says, "It will be interesting to see Akshay in a pure romantic caper, in which he plays a 35-plus man." Herein, we take a look at director-actor pairs who are set to join hands again.Salman Khan-Sooraj Barjatya