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Bollywood’s power couples, up close and personal

In an exclusive and in-depth interview to Hindustan Times, five most powerful couples of Indian film industry share insights about their everyday married life. The series also features exclusive pictures of these star couples in their homes, for the first time ever. Sonal Kalra takes you inside the homes - and the lives of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, Abhishek and Aishwarya-Rai Bachchan like never before. Adding a special dash to the interviews is a take on each couple by filmmaker Karan Johar who has known each couple very closely.

entertainment Updated: May 22, 2009 19:49 IST
Vasantha Angamuthu
Vasantha Angamuthu
Hindustan Times

In this starry-eyed nation, the immense power wielded by Bollywood stars is indisputable.

Their power is evident, not just in people aspiring to lead plush lives like theirs and rake in crores for hit movies and endorsements, but also in how even the most seemingly insignificant aspect of a star’s life influences millions.

In a celebration of this power, Hindustan Times today kicks off a special series called ‘HT Power Couples’ that takes you, in a first ever initiative of its kind, into the homes of five of the most powerful couples in Bollywood.

The couples have been chosen after months of interactions with Hindustan Times readers as well as industry analysts on the basis of their career graphs, their popularity index, their brand value, their personal style quotient and the influence they wield.

The featured couples include, in order of their seniority in the film industry, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna, Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor and Abhishek and Aishwarya Bachchan.

For the next five days starting today, all nationwide supplements of Hindustan Times as well as Hindustan will carry exclusive photographs and candid interviews with each couple, some of whom have never given interviews together prior to this or done interviews in their homes. We got Bollywood’s most powerful couples to open up about their personal lives, how they relate to each other and we got them to share their mantra for a successful marriage or relationship.

So check out today’s HT Café to meet your favourite Bollywood couple, up close and personal like never before.

First Published: May 06, 2009 01:24 IST