There are new friendships blooming in Bollywood. Be it on film sets, at awards or ad shoots, our actors are loving their new yaaranas.
Priyanka Chopra-Ileana D’Cruz
How did it start? On the sets of Barfi!
No catfights here! PC, 30, and Ileana, 24, have been bonding big time since they started shooting Anurag Basu’s Barfi! The warmth between the two was first noticed at the trailer launch of the film where they were constantly chatting with each other. Later, when Priyanka was shooting Krrish 3 in Hyderabad, Ileana dropped by to see her. “Ileana is a lovely girl. We hang out,” Priyanka said.
Nargis Fakhri - Kalki Koechlin
How did it start? At an awards function in Singapore. Kalki, 29 and Nargis, 32 struck a chord while hanging out in the city. The two went out shopping and eating and kept catching up thereafter. “Kalki’s a really beautifully and lovely girl. It was a breath of fresh air to meet someone so cool,” said Nargis.
Sanjay Dutt- Vivek Oberoi
How did it start? On the sets of Zilla Ghaziabad.
Oberoi, 35 and Dutt, 52 have been bonding since they started shooting for Anand Kumar’s Zilla Ghaziabad. The friendship became stronger when they started shooting for Sohan Shah’s Sher in Rajasthan. And now, Dutt has asked Oberoi to appear on the first episode of SFL challengers, the show he is making with industrialist Raj Kundra.
Ranbir Kapoor - Virender Sehwag
How did it start? While shooting an ad film.
Ranbir, 29 and apna Veeru, 33 got thick while shooting an ad film, and now whenever Ranbir visits Delhi, he makes it a point to look up the cricketer. At a recent event, Ranbir said that he’s asking Sehwag to become an actor. Veeru said, “He’s such a good dancer. I keep asking him to teach me some moves.”
Shahid Kapoor - Farhan Akhtar
How did it start? While hosting an international awards function.
Farhan, 38 and Shahid , 31, became good friends during constant rehearsals for the awards function in Singapore, and have kept in touch since. Farhan’s sister Zoya Akhtar was so impressed with their onscreen chemistry that she told Farhan’s professional partner, Ritesh Sidhwani, that she may cast the two in a film together.