A host of upcoming films are set to feature never-seen-before couples on screen.
Arjun Kapoor—Kareena Kapoor Khan
In R Balki’s next, a romantic-comedy, Arjun, 29, has been paired alongside Kareena, 34, for the first time. “The audience have now becoming accepting of unusual pairings and casting is also done by dedicated people,”says trade analyst Atul Mohan about the age-gap factor of the pair.
Saif Ali Khan­­—Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
While at the Cannes Film Festival, Aishwarya, 41, announced that she has been signed on for Sujoy Ghosh’s next. She said that one of her projects “will be with Sujoy Ghosh”. Reportedly, the film is based on a Japanese novel, The Devotion of Suspect X and will also star Saif, 44.
Tiger Shroff—Shraddha Kapoor
Tiger, 25, made his debut with producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s Heropanti, which was directed by Sabbir Khan. Now the trio is working again on their next, which will star Shraddha, 26. “We are very happy with this fresh ­pairing. They are both young and talented,” says Sajid.
Shahid Kapoor — Alia Bhatt
Director Abhishek Chaubey’s next narrates the story of ­substance abuse in Punjab. It stars Shahid, 34, and Alia, 22, as well as Kareena. “Movies have become more ­realistic and actors are cast according to the demand of the role now. So, roles choose the actors, most of the time,” says Atul.