Bollywood´s Odd Couples - By Rakesh Back   Home  
There has undoubtedly been a time when a film was launched, previewed or released when you´ve said "What an odd pair". How bad can an odd pair make a movie? Most of the time the pair is almost completely successful or completely a flop. Funny how most of the time the pair is repeated again, only to make us endure the agony of seeing two lookers who no one wants to see run around trees together. Planet Bollywood pays tribute (and hopefully sends a message out to some producers) to the mis-matched duos of recent times.

Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor (Asoka)

Not only is the age difference evident, the two fail to create any magic as a romantic pair. Especially when playing roles like an ancient prince and princess.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai (Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke)

One only hopes that the supposed "Kuch Tum Kaho" in the making does not still feature this oddly aged, unimpressive romantic pair. Aishwarya would much better suit Abhishek as a sister, and that was evident when the two pranced around to tunes like "Yeh Diwana Hai Ishq Mera" in that Raj Kanwar film.

Bobby Deol and Karisma Kapoor (Aashiq, Hum To Mohabbat Karega)

While each on their own are talented actors, especially the female beauty Karisma Kapoor, together this duo accentuates the flaws in each other´s performance. Whether their two duds had anything to do with that is anyone´s guess.

Govinda and Manisha Koirala (Achanak, Maharaja)

A definition of odd would be seeing these two pair up. Forget lack of chemistry or enticement the pairing is just off!

Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala (Kartoos, Khauff, Baaghi)

Were the pairings of this duo refrained to films like Kartoos, one wouldn´t have mind the lacking chemistry, but for the fact that some producers saw [what we didn´t] and kept repeating them for other films, just as bad, this duo is better of not being seen again together.

Govinda and Aishwarya Rai (Albela)

Comedy caper with beauty queen? It happens. But with this duo it doesn´t work. Weren´t we glad Subhash Ghai opted for Anil Kapoor in Taal!

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