News of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol teaming up again for Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale has excited fans of the actors who have delivered several hits together. Interestingly, they join a list of hit Bollywood pairs that will reunite on the big screen this year.
Ajay Devgn and Tabu will team up for Nishikant Kamat’s Drishyam, while Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan will be spotted together in Gabbar Is Back.
Even the yesteryear hit pair — Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chatterjee — will be seen once again in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku.
Experts feel that such casting gives films a good chance at the box office. "When a hit pair comes together, it excites their fans. And from the trade point of view, when names like Shah Rukh and Kajol, or Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, join hands for a film, it straightaway has an impact on the collections. It’s always good news for a filmmaker," says trade analyst Amod Mehra. Ranbir and Deepika, will be seen together in Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha.
Kareena is also working on Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Salman Khan, and her next, Udta Punjab, reunites her with ex-boyfriend Shahid Kapoor.
Krish, who has directed Gabbar Is Back, is excited at the prospect of working with a hit pair. He says, "There’s a great comfort level and understanding between two actors. While shooting the film, we could clearly see the chemistry between Akshay and Kareena."