When Bollywood’s superstar heroines acted together


They say that two actresses can never be friends, but this is nothing but a misogynistic myth that has been repeatedly shattered in the world of cinema, especially in Bollywood. Time and again, some of Bollywood’s most-beautiful and accomplished heroines have collaborated on the same project to give us some of Indian cinema’s finest characters and films, which is not only a reflection of their dexterity, but also an extension of their camaraderie from real to reel life. After all, even if these actresses haven’t been thick as thieves in actual life, it would have been nigh impossible for them to keep acting with each other, and be part of such wonderful film, had their relationships been anything less than cordial off screen.

We bring you five superstar heroine combos of Bollywood, who’ve frequently shared screen space together:

(Note: We aren’t listing those films in which one star actress only plays a cameo.)


A.) Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta

One-of-the-most common heroine pairs in the early 2000s, Rani and Preity came together four times on screen, with the audience cheering for their chemistry more vociferously each time.

Films Done Together

1.) Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000)

2.) Chori Chori Chupke Chupke (2001)

3.) Veer-Zaara (2004)

4.) Kabhi Alvida Nas Kehna (2006)


B.) Parveen Babi and Zeenat Aman

Two of Indian cinema’s biggest sex symbols, combined their talents on four occasions to double the oomph quotient

Films Done Together

1.) Ashanti (1982)

2.) Mahaan (1983)

3.) Ameer Aadmi Gharib Aadmi (1985)


C.) Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh

A famous pair of the mid to late 70s, Parveen and Neetu were cast as much together by filmmakers for their compatibility with each other as they were for the sparkling vibes they had with leading men like Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Shatrugan Sinha and others.

Films Done Together

1.) Deewaar (1975)

2.) Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

3.) Kaala Patthar (1979)

4.) The Burning Train (1980)


D.) Rakhee Gulzar and Neetu Singh

In spite of their age difference, Rakhee and Neetu used to complement each other admirably in multi-starrers, with the latter’s bubbly persona acting as a perfect foil to the former’s matured characters.

Films Done Together

1.) Kabhi Kabhie (1976)

2.) Doosra Aadmi (1977)

3.) Kasme Vaade (1978)

4.) Kaala Patthar (1979)


E.) Rakhee Gulzar and Hema Malini

Two of India’s finest actresses combines their stellar acting expertise on four occasions to leave movie-buffs in awe.

Films Done Together

1.) Lal Patthar (1971)

2.) Joshila (1973)

3.) Trishul (1978)

4.) Santosh (1989)


So, which of these star-heroine combos is your favorite?