With Arjun Kapoor all set to romance his teenage crush Kareena Kapoor in R. Balki’s next, we point out a few actors who have or will share screen space with their matinee idols...
It's not just the common Joe who admires and falls in love with film stars. Many A-list actors themselves have often confessed to being smitten by their industry colleagues as any other fun — and have also been lucky enough to romance their crush on screen.
Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor, who recently waxed eloquent about a massive crush on Kareena Kapoor, (click here to read more) has finally landed a film with the actress. Arjun was only 15 when Bebo made her debut with 'Refugee' (2000). The duo will be seen playing a married couple in R Balki's untitled next. hitlist spreads out a list of stars who got the opportunity to share screen space with their idols...
Crush on: Ranbir Kapoor
Reel call: Ayan Mukherjee's untitled next
Lowdown: The actress made no bones about her adoration for the Kapoor scion on a television chat show. She even went on record to say that she would like to marry him. The childlike infatuation nothwithstanding, we will get to see the actors romancing each other on the silver screen in Ayan Mukerji's upcoming superhero movie.
Crush on: Shahid Kapoor
Reel call: 'Shaandar'
Lowdown: As a 10-year-old, Alia Bhatt, by her own admission, had the hots for Shahid Kapoor when he debuted with 'Ishq Vishq' (2003). "It was a childhood crush… for an actor (Shahid) to be so good in those days meant a lot to an impressionable girl like me." Alia got lucky when Vikas Bahl cast her opposite Shahid in Shaandar. (Click here to read more about Alia Bhatt wanting to work with Shahid Kapoor on-screen)
Crush on: Madhuri Dixit
Reel call: 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'
Lowdown: When the Kapoor scion matched steps with the dhak dhak girl in the Ghagra track, he couldn't stop gushing about it. "The first woman I fell in love with was Madhuri Dixit and the first woman who gave me a heartbreak was Madhuri when she got married. The fact that I got an opportunity to dance with her and to see her on the sets was just amazing," he had said. The young actor even admitted to have bribed director Ayan Mukerji to allow him to kiss Mads on the cheek — something that he "perfected" after four retakes! (Ranbir's heart only beats for Madhuri Dixit! Click to read more)
Crush on: Kareena Kapoor
Reel call: Brothers
Lowdown: A self-confessed fan of Bebo, Sid will be seen shaking a leg with his 'dream girl' in an item number in his next. She was initially slated to perform solo, but Sidharth apparently insisted on rubbing shoulders with her in the song to fulfil his fanboy dreams. He had once stated in an interview that he would love to date Kareena's younger version. (Click here to read more)
Parineeti Chopra has publicly acknowledged a longtime "crush" on Saif Ali Khan, saying he makes her go weak in the knees and that she can "even play a tree" in a Saif-starrer.
She was over the moon when she landed a film opposite the 'royal' star. (Click here to read more) However, the film is said to have been shelved as its script was apparently "strikingly similar" to Arif Ali's 'Lekar Hum Deewana Dil' (2014), which was backed by Saif's production house. Pari is also on a break post the debacle of her last outing, 'Kill Dil'. (Read here: Parineeti Chopra excited about working with Saif Ali Khan)
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