A host of films this year will see some fresh pairs in the lead roles.
While actor Shah Rukh Khan will come together with Katrina Kaif for the first time in Yash Chopra’s upcoming film, Akshay Kumar will be seen romancing Asin in filmmaker Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2.
Undoubtedly, a fresh on-screen pairing arouses the audience’s interest in the upcoming film, leaving people eagerly waiting to witness an unexplored chemistry.
We take a look at some such never-seen-before jodis that are making their debut in the forthcoming releases.
Bipasha Basu - R Madhavan
Film: Jodi Breakers
Being directed by Ashwini Chaudhary, the film will see actors Bipasha Basu, 33, and R Madhavan, 41, pair up for the first time for a film. While Maddy has a guy-next-door image, Bips is known for her oomph. About their chemistry, trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, "Though unconventional, their pairing is real and so it is connecting well with the audience. It brings a pleasant freshness to the film." On working with Bips, Madhavan was quoted as saying: "For chemistry to happen onscreen, you have to be attracted to the person. I’m definitely attracted to Bipasha as a person. She is phenomenal."
Sonakshi Sinha - Ranveer Singh
Sonakshi Sinha of Dabangg fame, and Band Baaja Baaraat hero Ranveer Singh, 26 — who were rumoured to be a couple off-screen — will be seen together in a period love story titled Lootera, this year. The film, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, will see Sonakshi, 24, in 1950’s Bengali look. Talking about this pairing, film critic Anupama Verma says, "It is always exciting to see two actors who haven’t worked together before, pair up for a film. It’ll be interesting their chemistry as both are young and enterprising."
Katrina Kaif - Shah Rukh Khan
Film: Yet to be titled
SRK, 46, and Katrina, 27, — one of the biggest stars of the industry will be seen together for the first time, in Yash Chopra’s yet-untitled directorial film. "Everyone is looking forward to seeing Shah Rukh, and Katrina together. Both of them are at the prime of their careers and it’d be interesting to see them together on the big screen," says trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Excited about working with SRK in the love story, Katrina had said, "Shah Rukh and Yashraj are a dream team to work with. I’m really excited about working with him."
Karisma Kapur - Rajniesh Duggal
Film: Dangerous Ishq
This rather unconventional jodi will be seen together in filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s Dangerous Ishq. The film — which marks actor Karisma Kapoor’s comeback in films after a gap of more than five years — is based on past life regression. On his choice of jodi, Vikram says, "My script demanded a new pairing and Karisma and Rajniesh fit the bill the best." About working with Karisma, 37, Rajniesh, 31, had said, "I’m really excited, as I have always admired her."
Asin - Akshay Kumar
Film: Housefull 2
Having worked with actors such as Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn, Asin, 26, will be seen alongside ‘khiladi’ Akshay Kumar, 44, in filmmaker Sajid Khan’s upcoming comic caper. Taking about casting this ‘hatke’ jodi, Sajid says, "I have always tried to do what has not been done earlier in my films. I wanted to cast Asin with Akshay in Housefull 2 as I wanted to cast someone who hadn’t worked with him earlier. I believe everyone wants to see a fresh pairing as it brings a lot of freshness with it."
Ajay Devgn - Sonakshi Sinha (Son of Sardar)
Emraan Hashmi – Esha Gupta (Jannat 2 )
Akshay Kumat – Sonakshi Sinha (Joker)
Kunal Kapoor – Huma Qureshi (Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana)
Irrfan Khan – Mahie Gill (Paan Singh Tomar)
Abhishek Bachchan – prachi Desai (Bol Bachchan)