Bollywood is going through an interesting phase
It has become extremely difficult to predict which film will work and which will not. One thing is certain, people don’t want the conventional safe bets. They rejected the time-tested combo of Shahrukh, romance and foreign locales last year, when the movie ‘When Harry met Sejal’ bombed at the box office. And a film about toilets worked.
Exposed widely to foreign films and TV, today’s viewers want something new, fresh and unpredictable.
Taking the hint, filmmakers have started experimenting with their stories, locations, narration styles, actors and the lead pair in a big way.
We have an interesting line up from Bollywood for 2018 and the most exciting part of most of these films is the lead pairs
The following seven pairs really captured our eyeballs.
1. Saho – Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor
After starring in the most successful movie of last year Prabhas is back with this multilingual crime thriller. Not only will he be in a modern avatar but he will also be paired opposite the petite Shraddha Kapoor instead of the warrior princesses. Let’s see how much they will sizzle.
2. Sui Dhaaga – Anushka and Varun Dhawan
The blushing new bride Anushka is looking pretty in the poster of this film with Varun Dhawan. Both actors who are stylish, gorgeous and urbane have adapted naturally to the simple rural look. The thing that is making the picture special is the look of coyness on their faces. You can feel the consciousness of a rural couple who are not used to be photographed together. We are excited to see this first time pair act out these emotions on screen.
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3. Fanney Khan – Aishwarya Rai and Rajkummar Rao
Anil Kapoor is also starring in this film but we are more excited about Aishwarya and Rajkummar coming together as a pair. Both are extremely talented and choosy about their roles. While Aishwarya is former Miss World, Rajkummar has never really been known for his looks or six packs. We hope that the unconventional pairing creates magic on screen.
4. Sanju – Ranbir Kapoor and Dia Mirza
Sanju, the biopic of Sanjay Dutt is a much awaited movie of the year. Ranbir Kapoor and Dia Mirza are playing Sanjay and Manyata respectively. Both Ranbir and Dia are good looking. Let’s see how they fair as an on-screen married couple.
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5. Dhadak – Ishaan Khattar and Jhanvi Kapoor
This is another anticipated movie of 2018 not only because it is the remake of the hit Marathi film Sairat but also because the debuting lead actors’ family connection. Ishaan is Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother and Jhanvi is daughter of queen bee Sridevi. They are looking fresh together. Let’s see if they give nepotism good press or bad press.
6. Loveratri – Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain
When talking about nepotism it is difficult to leave out Loveratri. Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma will step into Bollywood with this film. Warina has done a few ad campaigns. Both have a peppy, modern, easy-on-eyes kind of look. Let’s wait to find out if they can act as well or not.
7. Raazi – Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal
Among all the films in the list we are most excited about this pair. Vicky has not been getting his due after Masaan. Finally a lead role in a mainstream film! He will definitely shine as a lead opposite Alia. Alia has proved time and time again that she has a special knack to play sensitive roles. We can’t wait to watch the pair in Raazi.
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