Over the years, there are many Bollywood onscreen pairs which have woven their magic in films. Be it Amitabh – Rekha, SRK – Kajol or Govinda – Karishma, there is no dearth of pairs who have charmed us with their chemistry time and time again.
However, you can never have too much of a good thing, and even the most unusual couple can produce sparks onscreen. As 2018 is fast approaching, let’s take a look at actors and actress who will star opposite each other for the first time in films which are scheduled to release in 2018.
Sidharth Malhotra – Rakul Preet Singh in Aiyaary
Image Credits - Reliance Ent/GeethaArts
Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary is primarily a mentor protégée story, which revolves around Sidharth and Manoj Bajpayee, but the film has an additional romantic angle too. Rakul Preet, who made her Bollywood debut in 2014 with Yaariyaan, will be seen opposite Sid in the film. The duo shot for the film in London and Gurugram.
Akshay Kumar – Radhika Apte in Padman
Image Credits - Ajay devgn Films/Hope productions
R Balki’s Padman is about the story of a man who was ostracised by the society because he tried to make affordable sanitary napkins. While Akshay will play the titular role, Radhika Apte will play the role of his wife.
Tiger Shroff – Disha Patani in Baaghi 2
Image Credits - T Series
Even though Tiger and Disha have always maintained that they are ‘good friends’, they are spotted together frequently, and have even co-starred in a music video. The two are now shooting for Sajid Nadiawala’s Baaghi 2, and their real life chemistry is bound to make their onscreen chemistry sensational too.
Sushant Singh Rajput – Jacqueline Fernandez in Drive
Image Credits - Dharma Productions
Sushant Singh Rajput is one of the hottest actors in Bollywood, and his Instagram feed is the proof. On the other hand, Jacqueline is pretty sensational too. The duo will be seen together for the 1st time in Tarun Mansukhani’s Drive, and going by the first look, this one looks smoking hot.
Akshay Kumar – Mouni Roy in Gold
Image Credits - Twitter/MouniRoy
Reema Kagti’s Gold is set in the post-Independence period, and is being filmed in London. TV actress Mouni Roy is making her Bollywood debut with the film, and we can’t wait to see the retro romance between the lead couple.
Alia Bhatt - Vicky Kaushal in Raazi
Image Credits - Dharma Productions/Phantom
Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi is about the story of a spy who marries a Pakistani Army officer. Going by the plot, this is surely going to be a layered romance, and an unusual one, a lot like the casting of the lead pair.
Varun Dhawan – Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga: Made in India
For the first time ever, Varun Dhawan will be paired with Anushka Sharma in YRF’s Sui Dhaaga: Made in India, which is supposedly based on the Make in India initiative. Reportedly, Varun will play the role of a daily wage labourer in the film.
Varun Dhawan - Banita Sandhu in October
Image Credits - twitter/VarunDhawan
Shoojit Sircar’s October, which stars Varun Dhawan and newbie Banita Sandhu in lead role is a love story with a dark twist. While the Sircar has not revealed much about the film, the pictures of the lead pair are pretty crackling.
Alia Bhatt – Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy
Image Credits - YRF/Dharma
Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy is based on the story of street rappers. We have earlier seen Ranveer and Alia pair up for commercials, but we can’t wait to watch how they look together onscreen.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan - Rajkummar Rao in Fanney Khan
Image Credits - Dharma/Junglee
After being seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Aishwarya will be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in Raykesh Omprakash Mehra’s Fanney Khan. The film also stars Anil Kapoor.
Sushant Singh Rajput – Sara Ali Khan in Kedarnath
Image Credits - Twitter/Abhishek Kapoor
Saif Ali Khan – Amrita Singh’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan will make her debut with the Abhishek Kapoor directorial. The film is said to be a love story between a muslim pitthoo and a girl who visits the shrine of Kedarnath.
Prabhas – Shraddha Kapoor in Saaho
Image Credits - UV films/vishesh films
After a lot of speculation, it was finally announced that Shraddha Kapoor will star opposite Prabhas in Saaho, which is a futuristic action film. The duo are currently shooting for the film, and it is being said that they are getting along quite well.