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The Best Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan Films of All Time
One of Bollywood’s all-time favorite jodis is Kajol and Shahrukh Khan. Over the years, this duo has wowed audiences in six movies together, along with some special appearances in each other’s films.
One of Bollywood’s all-time favorite jodis is Kajol and Shahrukh Khan. Over the years, this duo has wowed audiences in six movies together, along with some special appearances in each other’s films. It has been nearly five years since their last movie together, and now Bollywood fans everywhere can celebrate because Rohit Shetty, the director who brought us the blockbuster film “Chennai Express,” has roped SRK and Kajol together again for his movie “Dilwale.” The movie is planned for a December 2015 release, so while we are anxiously awaiting its release, we can take some time to revisit all of our old SRK and Kajol favorites!
This 1993 crime-thriller by Abbas-Mustan featured SRK in a negative double role as Ajay Sharma and Vijay Malhotra. After businessman Madan Chopra (Dilip Tahil) wrongfully took possession of Ajay’s father’s company, Ajay lost both his father and younger sister while his mother lost her mind from grief.
Ajay goes on to exact his revenge against the MAdan family, and as an adult Ajay targets both of Madan’s daughters: Kajol’s Priya and Shilpa Shetty’s Seema. Not exactly your typical Bollywood pyaar ki kahani, but “Baazigar” introduced Bollywood to the dynamic duo of Kajol and SRK.
2. “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”
Aditya Chopra’s DDLJ took India by storm in 1995, and this was when Bollywood audiences were introduced to their favorite onscreen couple in a more traditional sense. As the charming and dashing, yet equally annoying Raj, SRK became the poster boy for India’s rom-coms thanks to the way his character stole the heart of Kajol’s Simran during their tour of Europe.
DDLJ is the longest running movie in Indian cinematic history, and to this day you can still catch this movie on the big screen at the Maratha Mandir theater in Mumbai.
3. “Karan Arjun”
This Rakesh Roshan action film was the second blockbuster for SRK and Kajol in 1995. SRK’s Arjun and Salman Khan’s Karan played brothers in this reincarnation fueled flick. The plotline is filled with action-packed fights, with love stories being relegated to the side. Despite “Karan Arjun” being more action-drama than rom-com, SRK and Kajol still share some screen time, so who is complaining?
4. “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”
When Karan Johar pulled Kajol and SRK back together for his 1998 blockbuster “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” everybody was expecting DDLJ magic all over again—and for the most part, the movie did not disappoint. As Rahul and Anjali, inseparable college friends who turned into something more, both SRK and Kajol, respectively, were fantastic.
Perhaps most memorable from this movie though, is the unbelievably catchy title track, which is still a Bollywood favorite.
5. “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”
It took another three years, but Johar managed to reunite SRK and Kajol yet again for this epic family drama in 2001. Using the same names for their characters in K3G that he had used in “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” Johar was clearly aiming for nostalgia points with the audience.
SRK’s Rahul fell in love with Kajol’s Anjali in spite of his father’s wishes, and their subsequent elopement caused a rift in the family. K3G then tells the story of how the family reunites, and this movie was incredibly successful, both in India and abroad. Keeping up with Johar’s nostalgia theme, the song “Yeh Ladka Hai Allah” definitely brought back memories of “Yeh Ladki Badi Anjani Hai” from “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.”
6. “My Name is Khan”
After a long nine-year hiatus from being costars, SRK and Kajol reunited onscreen in this 2010 Karan Johar drama that took a look at life for Indians living in post-9/11 America. SRK plays Rizwan Khan, a man with Asperger’s Syndrome, who falls in love with Kajol’s Mandira in San Francisco. All is fun and games until 9/11 when the story takes a few tragic twists and turns. The film opened to mixed reviews from critics and viewers alike, but it was an international success thanks to cast performances and the soundtrack.
The last five years without a Kajol and SRK movie have been long and tough for their fans, but Bollywood loves their jodi so much that the two have been featured together in popular dance songs over the past several years. Most often, Kajol has ended up with a surprise guest appearance in music videos from SRK’s movies. So, if you watch carefully, you can spot Kajol in “Phir Milenge Chalte Chalte” from “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi,” “Maahi Ve” from “Kal Ho Naa Ho,” “Deewangi Deewangi” from “Om Shanti Om,” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Soniye” from “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.”
Given how many movies Kajol and SRK have done together with either Chopra or Johar at the helm, it will be interesting to see our favorite duo’s onscreen chemistry play out with Shetty as the director of “Dilwale.” We will all just have to wait and see what happens come December 2015!