The 3rd BollywoodLife Awards: Ankita Lokhande-Karan Mehra, Siddharth Shukla-Toral Rasputra – Which TV couple has zero chemistry?

Romance is the essence of a daily soap – the chemistry and the biology showcased onscreen is what makes a couple click. Shows like Madhubala Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon worked mainly because of the scintillating sparks between the lead stars…

Television tends to avoid repeating couples, even those that work. And there are plenty of new jodis who don’t grab our interest at all. In fact, some shows probably have a good story, but fail to garner audiences, mainly due to a lack of chemistry between the lead actors. Every year, there are awards a-plenty given to the best couples onscreen, but this time we want to make it special for those who don’t work as a pair. Here’s your chance to vote for the jodi you think has the least chemistry onscreen…

Sangeeta Ghosh and Ruslaan Mumtaz: The older woman and younger boy love story normally takes time to work. While the story of Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara is decent, the same cannot be said about the lead pair’s charm as a couple. Even though they are individually good actors, it’s their equation that doesn’t really make the cut.

Ankita Lokhande and Karan Mehra: Ankita has been in Pavitra Rishta since its inception, and she has been paired either with Sushant Singh Rajput or after the Kai Po Che! actor quit, with Hiten Tejwani. When the track suddenly changed after the show leaped forward 20 years, seeing Ankita with Karan Mehra together is like watching siblings romance onscreen, and we don’t like incest!

Toral Rasputra and Siddharth Shukla: The makers of Balika Vadhu made the biggest mistake when they decided to replace Pratyusha Banerjee with Toral Rasputra. While both women are good actors, it was Pratyusha’s onscreen equation with Siddharth Shukla that clicked. There just isn’t that spark we were looking for in the newer jodi.

Keerti Nagpure and Rafi Malik: She became a star with Parichay and people eagerly awaited her comeback. Keerti Nagpure’s relatively new show Desh Ki Beti Nandini, where she is paired opposite newbie Rafi Malik, is a disappointment. There are no sparks flying, neither are there any violins playing when they share screen space. He could as well be her cousin or a random friend, ‘coz that’s how boring it is to watch them together.

Mansi Shrivastav and Arhaan Behl: After Pratigya, there is no doubt that Arhaan is a brilliant actor, but playing the lead opposite newbie Mansi in Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se was a bad call. Individually they may be great, but somehow they don’t make us curious or even remotely keen to watch them do a love scene…if that ever happens.


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