Out-of-the-box! Unusual pairs

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It looks like Hindi filmmakers are bringing together actors with contrasting temperaments to create a buzz around their upcoming ventures. Be it Nawaz-Salman (Kick), Manoj-Arjun or Irrfan-Parineeti a number of out-of-the-box pairs will be seen on the silver screen. Here's a look.

It looks like Hindi filmmakers are bringing together actors with contrasting temperaments to create a buzz around their upcoming ventures. Be it Nawaz-Salman (Kick), Manoj-Arjun or Irrfan-Parineeti a number of out-of-the-box pairs will be seen on the silver screen. Here's a look.

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Madhuri Dixit and Naseeruddin ShahFilm: Dedh IshqiyaDirector: Abhishek ChoubeyIn the upcoming sequel of Ishqiya (2010), Madhuri — who will be making a comeback to the big screen post her return to India — will be seen on the big screen with Naseer for the first time. In the original, Vidya Balan had starred opposite the veteran actor. The film also stars Arshad Warsi and Huma Qureshi.

Madhuri Dixit and Naseeruddin ShahFilm: Dedh IshqiyaDirector: Abhishek ChoubeyIn the upcoming sequel of Ishqiya (2010), Madhuri — who will be making a comeback to the big screen post her return to India — will be seen on the big screen with Naseer for the first time. In the original, Vidya Balan had starred opposite the veteran actor. The film also stars Arshad Warsi and Huma Qureshi.

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Ranbir Kapoor and Karan JoharFilm: Bombay VelvetDirector: Anurag KashyapKaran Johar, who first acted with Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) will be seen playing an “antagonist with shades of grey” in the period drama flick. His character is likely to be of a strong media mogul. It’s believed that initially Anurag wanted Naseeruddin Shah to play the part.

Ranbir Kapoor and Karan JoharFilm: Bombay VelvetDirector: Anurag KashyapKaran Johar, who first acted with Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) will be seen playing an “antagonist with shades of grey” in the period drama flick. His character is likely to be of a strong media mogul. It’s believed that initially Anurag wanted Naseeruddin Shah to play the part.

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Alia Bhatt and Randeep HoodaFilm: Highway Director: Imtiaz Ali He is known for his raw and rugged image, while Alia, who is only 20, has a very glamorous, girl-next-door image. Initially, Imtiaz was believed to be looking for an older actor to star opposite Randeep but finally roped Alia in because, reportedly, when he met her he realised that she is not as immature as he’d thought earlier.

Alia Bhatt and Randeep HoodaFilm: Highway Director: Imtiaz Ali He is known for his raw and rugged image, while Alia, who is only 20, has a very glamorous, girl-next-door image. Initially, Imtiaz was believed to be looking for an older actor to star opposite Randeep but finally roped Alia in because, reportedly, when he met her he realised that she is not as immature as he’d thought earlier.

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Manoj Bajpayee and Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer SinghFilm: Okkadu remake and Ganesh Acharya’s nextDirector: Amit Sharma and AcharyaManoj will be seen with Arjun in the Okkadu (2003) remake that also stars Sonakshi Sinha. And, if reports are to be believed, Manoj and Ranveer will apparently feature in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next production to be directed by choreographer Ganesh Acharya.

Manoj Bajpayee and Arjun Kapoor, Ranveer SinghFilm: Okkadu remake and Ganesh Acharya’s nextDirector: Amit Sharma and AcharyaManoj will be seen with Arjun in the Okkadu (2003) remake that also stars Sonakshi Sinha. And, if reports are to be believed, Manoj and Ranveer will apparently feature in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s next production to be directed by choreographer Ganesh Acharya.

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Irrfan Khan and Parineeti ChopraFilm: Yet-untitledDirector: Shoojit SircarIf all goes well, the two actors will share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in Shoojit’s next. A few days ago, Bachchan wrote on his blog, “…Shoojit Sircar has given me his script to read and that is also up for a shoot early next year and has hopefully Parineeti and Irrfan in it. (sic)”

Irrfan Khan and Parineeti ChopraFilm: Yet-untitledDirector: Shoojit SircarIf all goes well, the two actors will share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in Shoojit’s next. A few days ago, Bachchan wrote on his blog, “…Shoojit Sircar has given me his script to read and that is also up for a shoot early next year and has hopefully Parineeti and Irrfan in it. (sic)”

UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2013 12:03 PM IST
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