SRK-Kajol: The tale of descending in love, again and again

In a final 22 years, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol have been interconnected together in usually 7 movies. So, what contributes to their famed chemistry?

“We are a really typical integrate in unusual adore stories. We have never been a glamorous integrate — we don’t looking stunning, we don’t demeanour bad.” This is what Shah Rukh Khan said, in a new talk to The Indian Express, in an bid to deconstruct what creates his mythological chemistry with co-star Kajol burst and separate over dual decades.

The new release, Dilwale, projected their pairing for a seventh time — they romanced on shade final in My Name is Khan 5 years ago — as one a movie’s biggest attractions. And, those who have seen a film will determine that their adore story is a focus around that all revolves in Rohit Shetty’s film — a actions and regretful manipulations, a mafia war, patrimonial scapegoat and an associated regretful lane involving their siblings. Kajol-SRK’s intrigue is a spine of a hostess with domestic gain now of over Rs 100-crore. (Read: Dilwale box bureau collections: SRK’s film collects Rs 273.5 crore worldwide)

But one grouse: since could Rohit Shetty not put aside glamour, automobile chases and gun-fighting for once to daub a Kajol-SRK pairing? Well, let’s leave a discuss over a consequence of Shetty’s film — and a money-spinner it is touted to be — for another day. For now, let’s try to know a lead actors’ famous “chemistry”; their fascinating participation on shade and their intercourse off screen. (Read: Shah Rukh Khan’s Dilwale crosses Rs. 100 cr in India, Deepika’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ picking adult pace)

A minute reason comes from Khan: “We are a usually on-screen integrate who has worked over a final 22 years. Usually, a pairing survives hardly 5-6 years. For instance, Anil Kapoor-Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla and I. Somehow since of a approach Kajol works, we have finished usually 7 films together so far.” (Also read: Ranveer Singh: SRK has worked for 25 years and I’ve been around for only 5 years)

They seemed together, for a initial time, in Baazigar (1993). At a time, Kajol had not enjoyed blurb success even yet her entrance opening in Bekhudi (1992) was appreciated. Khan was already a renouned actor with his boyish charm, tender appetite and successes, like Deewana (1992) and Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (1992). For both, Baazigar became a vital branch point. She was a abounding brat, dynamic to find her sister’s killer. He was her sister’s torpedo who wanted to settle scores with her father. Yet, there was an observable ‘something’ between them. The film catapulted them to stardom and a courtesy got a bankable on-screen integrate — or jodi as they contend in Bollywood parlance. (PHOTOS: Dilwale box bureau collection: SRK’s film collects Rs 273.5 cr worldwide)

Even though, together they have prisoner a imagination of a Hindi cinema assembly for so long, their appearances have been sporadic, generally after Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) when Kajol opted for a sabbatical. Prior to that, of course, they had acted in immensely renouned cinema like Karan Arjun (1995), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), detached from Baazigar. The success of their chemistry in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) — that has finished a 20-year run during Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir and is still using — is now partial of Bollywood folklore.

Nearly a decade after Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, when filmmaker Karan Johar brought them behind in My Name is Khan (2010), their onscreen participation had still defended a sizzle. In a purpose of a singular parent, Kajol illuminated adult a shade with her animation while Khan once again done us feel a abyss of his adore for her. Rekindling their “chemistry” seemed as free as ever. Kajol has her possess take on how this happens. “We have not paid so many courtesy to it. Ninety percent of a time, we don’t know what we are doing. It is formidable to report it. Magic has a poser to it. And it would not be magical, if we could report it,” she says when asked about it during an talk to The Indian Express.

Among a star jodis, Kajol-SRK are in a top-most joining along with Raj Kapoor-Nargis and Amitabh Bachchan-Rekha. Kapoor and Nargis, who were lovers in genuine life, acted in 16 cinema together (most of them were large hits like Awara, Shree 420 and Chori Chori), before a latter walked out of his cinema and life with a damaged heart. Bachchan and Rekha share credit for 18 cinema together. Of them, they have seemed as lovers in some 6 movies, including Alaap (1977), Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) and Suhaag (1979). The final one being Silsila (1981), that showcased their emotional and passion for any other. This, serve sparked a imagination of a assembly that was wakeful of a off-the-screen intrigue between a much-married Bachchan and a beautiful Rekha.

Unlike these famous jodis, Kajol and Khan have always been friends. Their intercourse is a fun to watch generally during their open appearances to applaud 20 years of DDLJ. Also, in a array of videos that YRF posted online to symbol DDLJ’s landmark year. To many of us that’s what creates them, together, something special: friends who emanate a sorcery of adore on celluloid.

Can a executive who succeeds in bringing them together next, for a eighth time, consider of formulating a adore story that will compare a Kajol-SRK myth-in-the-making?