While talking about SRK’s filmi career, it would be absolutely unfair if we didn’t mention the dusky beauty Kajol and vice versa. In fact, off screen too, these two actors share an amazing rapport. However, not so long ago things weren’t great between Bollywood’s best romantic pair but looks SRK-Kajol are back to being close pals
There is no denying the fact that Shahrukh Khan and Kajol’s onscreen chemistry is unmatchable even today. The duo has worked together only in six films but none of them disappointed the audience.
Khan and Kajol first paired up together in 1993 for Baazigar which was a thriller. While the film became a blockbuster, it also gave Bollywood its best romantic pair. In 1995, the sizzling jodi returned to silver screen with Karan Arjun and yet again charmed the movie goers. Don’t we all remember the song Jaati hoon main wherein King Khan flirted with his onscreen ladylove in hatke style? After doing just two films together, Shahrukh and his Baazigar co-star were touted as the best couple in Bollywood…of course on 70mm. In the same year came Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dhulaniya Le Jayenge which re-wrote box office history thanks to Shahrukh and Kajol’s crackling chemistry. It became the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema and the biggest blockbuster of that decade. With that SRK-Kajol earned the tag of ‘most loved onscreen couple’ which remains till date.
If that wasn’t enough, the hit pair teamed up again for Karan Johar’s debut directorial venture Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which redefined love in Bollywood. Later, we saw this powerful jodi in KJo’s family drama Kabhie Khushi Khabie Gham and then seven years later in My Name Is Khan. While this hit jodi swept away most of the awards every time they came together for a film, off screen the Happy New Year actor and Ajay Devgn’s wifey became best buddies and couldn’t stop praising each other. While talking about her equation with the Baadshah of Bollywood, the B-town beauty in one of her interviews had said, “I am in awe of him, he is my buddy, we almost started off together, and everything we have done has made us come close. He is kind and will always take care about the problems of his friends. He is a person who is very easy to discuss and talk with. He likes to help people. For me he is a very special human being.”
Gauri Khan’s hubby dearest had something similar to say about his close pal Kajol. He said, “Well, our friendship has definitely grown a lot over the years. I guess what we have off screen just translates in front of the camera. I guess without each other we wouldn’t be where we are today! It’s really amazing how fast time passes and you don’t even realise it….its mind blowing!!”
But the golden pair of Bollywood, which had won millions of hearts over the years and even defeated the likes of Raj Kapoor-Nargis and Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha to win the most popular jodi title, got embroiled in controversy which changed the dynamics of their relationship. In 2012, Kajol’s hubby and Yash Raj Films locked horned when former’s Son of Sardar and latter’s Jab Tak Hain Jaan starring SRK released on the same day. The infamous legal battle between Devgn and YRF ended up affecting the friendship of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’s co-stars. So much so that Tanishaa Mukherji’s sister wasn’t even invited to the premiere of JTHJ despite being Shahrukh’s jigri dost. Following this, the Fanaa actor was not invited for the special show arranged by Yash Raj Films to mark the first death anniversary of the late Yash Chopra. During the show, all the leading ladies of Yash Chopra films walked the ramp with the King Khan.
While we thought this friendship had gone kaput, looks like it isn’t. Recently, Khan and Kajol were seen bonding big time at a style awards function. That’s not all, the super hit jodi relived its DDLJ days and entertained the audience once again. And more than anybody else, it seems the duo had fun. Well, that’s what the pictures say, hai na? It’s good to see Shahrukh and Kajol back to being the way they were and hopefully we will see them together onscreen too. After all, their magic will never fail to woo us, no? We are keeping our fingers crossed, what about you Bollywoodlifers?