RanveerSingh-Arjun Kapoor: In a day's time, 'Gunday' lead actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Singh will be seen wooing their fans with their sizzling onscreen chemistry. The two actors, who have also bonded well offscreen, have taken Bollywood bromance to new heights.
The brothers-in-arm have displayed a male bonding which has not been seen for a long time in Bollywood. As Arjun Kapoor aptly says, "In the last few years there was no film made on intense friendship. So, the first reference of Jai-Veeru or Karan-Arjun is made as these are the iconic characters that remind people of friendship and brotherhood. Hopefully, we will be able to create an identity for Bikram and Bala of 'Gunday'," he had said.
As Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor get ready to redefine brotherhood on the silver screen we take a look at Bromance cinema through ages.
Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra: Creating the iconic jodi of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra as Jai and Veeru in ‘Sholay’, became synonymous of true friendship. Jai and Veeru are probably the most loved and remembered friends onscreen. More than often one would come across the phrase – Dosti ho to Jai-Veeru jaisi. Time and again in films, television and skits their friendship has been evoked to create an emotional response to stir the audience's emotions!
Amitabh Bachchan-Satrughan Sinha Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha’s film 'Kaala Patthar' seems to be the main inspiration for Ranveer and Arjun’s characters Bikram and Bala in ‘Gunday’. In the movie, both Amitabh Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha share a dark past and bond over their shared disgraced life to turn a new leaf and rise up to the occasion when needed to guard each others' interest. 'Kaala Patthar' is a strong example of brotherhood in Bollywood.
Shah Rukh-Salman: Bollywood's two most loved Khans – Shah Rukh and Salman – came together as brothers Karan-Arjun in the film by the same name. The two also created history of sibling love which was rarely seen on screen. Their tale of justice seeking brothers in a tale of reincarnation was much appreciated by all.
Abhishek Bachchan-John Abraham: While the other, Bollywood bhai jodi was more on a serious note, Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham’s bromance was the fun type. The two hunks essayed the role of two friends pretending to be gay to make ends meet! It was probably the cutest bromance in Bollywood of all time and as we all know this did not just end there. Karan Johar has signed the two actors yet again for ‘Dostana 2’. A film that is eagerly awaited.
Akshay Kumar-John Abraham: The two macho actors have displayed strong brotherhood bonding in films like 'Garam Masala', 'Housefull' and 'Housefull 2'. In these films both the actors support each other through thick and thin. Akshay and John have made a comic bro-pair of Bollywood.
Amitabh Bachchan-Rajesh Khanna: The two big stars of Indian cinema came together for one of Hindi cinemas finest film 'Anand’. This film, which is often known as one of Rajesh Khanna's best performance, brought out a very sensitive side of brotherhood and friendship. In Anand, a dying Rajesh Khanna transforms his sombre doctor (Amitabh Bachchan), whom he fondly called ‘babumoshai’, into a person who can live a fun-filled life! A truly endearing film, Anand was a fresh and new face of Bollywood Bromance.
Varun Dhawan-Sidharth Malhotra: Newbies Varun Dhawan and Sidhrath Malhotra displayed the new age college bromance in Karan Johar's 'Student Of The Year'. The duo showed all traits of 21st century best buddies, who challenged each others' strengths and stand by each other in their thick and thin. Their characters on the one hand had each others' back and on the other wanted to outdo each other. Their friendship stands as an example of the friends who are rivals in a good way!