Happy Friendship Day 2016: Friends are the new family in Bollywood, and this is proof

#FriendshipDay | Sultan's Salman Khan-Govind, Dishoom's Varun Dhawan and John Abraham: Bollywood's trend of friends.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 7, 2016 12:04:55 pm
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Best friend is a trope Bollywood keeps on repeating ad nauseam. But on Friendship Day 2016, trust us you, ‘best friend’ has broken from shackle of boring and clichéd script.

And when for you and me, friends are the new family; Bollywood has caught on the trend too. While Jai and Veeru showed it to us years ago, now friends are cool, partners in crime and your 3am shoulder to cry on. Look at these Bollywood friendships and you will see your own BFFs here.


Kangana Ranaut, Queen, Vijaylakshmi, Lisa Haydon
The family of Rani – played by Kangana Ranaut – loved her but they were also stopping her from blooming. As she leaves love behind in India, she finds true love during her honeymoon alone – the love of friends. From Vijaylakshmi (Lisa Haydon) to the three guys (Taka, Timmy, Olejander) she meets while abroad make her realise that being alone is fine. And for once, when girl meets boys, love doesn’t come in the way.


Dishoom, Varun Dhawan, John Abraham
Two buddy cops, one the bumbling funny guy and the other no-nonsense one who gets the job done, that was Varun Dhawan and John Abraham’s Dishoom too. Now this has been done a million times over, so what was new? John and Varun’s bromance, that was what kept the film fresh and all of us hooked.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Salman Khan loves his friends, on screen and off it. But this time, he went across the border to make a friend for life Chand Nawab (played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui). Salman and Nawaz in the same frame, and India befriending Pakistan; what’s not to like?


Sultan, Sultan salman kahn, salman khan, govind
Salman Khan again and this time the friend was played by Govind. So deep was his love that when everyone gave up on Salman’s wrestler, Govind stood by his side. Now that is friendship.

Tanu Weds Manu

Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Pappy ji
Pappy ji is a man we will all remember as one of the bestest (ya we know it is not a word) friends Bollywood could ever produce. His friendship with Manu is pure yet wacky. When everyone leaves Manu, including Tanu, Pappy ji is the one standing next to him.

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