2015 saw the return of classic Bollywood jodis like Shah Rukh-Kajol in Dilwale, Ranbir-Deepika in Tamasha and Ranveer-Deepika in Bajirao Mastani. Cut to 2016 & Bollywood is going all experimental! In addition to a great lineup of movies, this year will also bring in 18 fresh lead pairings that look refreshing AF & will hopefully raise the bar even higher.
Here are the 18 fresh jodis that will rock Bollywood this year:
1. Ranveer Singh & Vaani Kapoor – Befikre
After months of speculation around the name of the leading lady for Befikre, the movie finally fell in the lap of Shuddh Desi Romance girl, Vaani Kapoor. Interestingly, not only will the two young actors be teaming up for the first time, it’s also their first time with the YRF honcho, Aditya Chopra who’s making a comeback to direction after 8 years.
2. Aditya Roy Kapoor & Katrina Kaif – Fitoor
The trailer of Fitoor is is already out and has been warmly received. And it’s the fresh chemistry between the lead pair of the movie which makes the whole package look so intriguing. The film also features Tabu in an important role.
3. Arjun Kapoor & Kareena Kapoor Khan – Ki and Ka
Director R. Balki surprised us with his unconventional pairing in Cheeni Kum and he continues to do so with his next, Ki and Ka. His upcoming movie stars talent powerhouse Kareena Kapoor and young heartthrob Arjun Kapoor. No wonder, this will surely be an interesting pair to watch out this year.
4. Sushant Singh Rajput & Kriti Sanon – Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut
Young heartthrobs Sushant and Kriti will appear opposite each other for the first time in Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut. The project is yet to be titled but they sure look good and refreshing together in the first few looks of the film.
5. Ranbir Kapoor & Alia Bhatt – Ayan Mukerji’s next
This much-awaited jodi will be finally seen together this year in a yet-to-be-titled film by Ayan Mukerji. With their good looks and acting skills put together with Ayan’s fresh approach in all his movies, this film remains a must watch.
6. Varun Dhawan & John Abraham – Dishoom
Who said Bollywood jodis can only be limited to romantic pairings? Rohit Dhawan’s next will feature Varun and John in lead roles and the intense first look of the movie has already won the audience over. However, only time can tell if their jodi will be as interesting as John & Akshay’s in Desi Boyz.
7. Akshay Kumar & Nimrat Kaur – Airlift
Airlift stands out for its clever pairing as much as it stands out for its gritty drama about the greatest Indian rescue mission in Kuwait in 1990. Who would have thought seasoned but totally contrasting actors like Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur would look so convincing together? However, once the trailer released, the results were there for everyone to see!
8. Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt & Fawad Khan – Kapoor & Sons
Going beyond a jodi, Shakun Batra’s Kapoor & Sons will feature a never-seen-before trio in the form of young sensations, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt & Fawad Khan. Having said that, it’ll be really interesting to watch their dynamics in this upcoming Dharma film.
9. Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut & Saif Ali Khan – Rangoon
Another trio all set to rule the roost in 2016 features Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut & Saif Ali Khan in Vishal Bhardwaj’s period romance, Rangoon. Given the kind of urban image associated with all three stars, it’ll be really interesting to see how these actors innovate to pull off their characters from the World War 2 era.
10. Ranbir Kapoor & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
ADHM is a film of many firsts. Apart from being the first Karan Johar directorial venture ever to feature Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this movie also pits Barfi actor Ranbir Kapoor opposite the diva as her romantic interest. To make matters more interesting, the film also stars Anushka Sharma.
11. John Abraham & Sonakshi Sinha – Force 2
This movie by Abhinay Deo of Delhi Belly fame is currently being filmed at exotic locations around the globe. And apart from its breathtaking locations, the audiences will also look forward to its lead pair, Sonakshi Sinha & John Abraham, who appear to be in full on action mood these days.
12. Tiger Shroff & Jacqueline Fernandez – A Flying Jatt
Remo D’Souza is back with his next film after ABCD 2 and it’s a super hero venture! Yes, Tiger Shroff will be seen playing the ‘flying jatt’ in the movie and Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen playing his love interest.
13. Sidharth Malhotra & Katrina Kaif – Baar Baar Dekho
This film being produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Karan Johar and Farhan Akhtar stars a really refreshing pair, Katrina and Sidharth! This jodi has already started shooting in Scotland and we just can’t wait for the first look of the film to come out!
14. Shah Rukh Khan & Mahira Khan – Raees
The King of Romance, King Khan will be seen romancing yet another newcomer in his upcoming film, Raees. Here’s hoping SRK can rub his magic on Mahira as he did on Anushka Sharma & Deepika Padukone.
15. Farhan Akhtar & Aditi Rao Hydari – Wazir
Wazir is all set to release this Friday and its intense subject is already the talk of the town. Being a Bejoy Nambiar film, it is expected to have a lot of unexpected twists. However, what’s even more surprising is the movie’s cast. Protagonist Farhan Akhtar is paired opposite Aditi Rao Hydari for the first time and veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan plays a parallel lead! What more could you ask for?
16. Arjun Kapoor & Shraddha Kapoor – Half Girlfriend
This film is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s book by the same name, Half Girlfriend. Helmed by Mohit Suri, the film stars Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles.
17. Aamir Khan & Sakshi Tanwar – Dangal
TV actress Sakshi Tanwar will be seen playing Aamir’s wife in the biographical sports drama film, Dangal. The film is being directed by Nitesh Tiwari of Bhoothnath Returns fame and it’ll be interesting to see how Sakshi matches up to the brilliance of Aamir Khan.
18. Tiger Shroff & Shraddha Kapoor – Baaghi: A Rebel for Love
Tiger and Shraddha will be seen opposite each other in Sabbir Khan’s next after Heropanti, Baaghi. As the name suggests, the movie is going to be a dramatic and intense take on love.