How old were these stars when Andaz Apna Apna released?
These popular Bollywood stars were still children when this cult film released. And today, they are sharing the screen with the Andaz Apna Apna actors.
Andaz Apna Apna turns 20 on April 11.
When Rajkumar Santoshi’s screwball comedy came out, its leading men Aamir and Salman Khan were on the brink of hitting 30 while their ladyloves Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor were a few months short of entering their 20s.
What about its celebrity fans though? Stars who are rumoured to star in its remake or sequel or family members of cast-turned-actors?
With the beloved comedy all set to complete two decades of unfailing laughter, we look back at how old some of Bollywood’s hottest stars were at the time of its 1994 release.
Date of Birth: September 21, 1980
While everyone knows the magic of Andaz Apna Apna after it released, few can lay claim to witnessing its history in the making like Kareena Kapoor.
Not only did a teenage Bebo accompany her elder sister and AAA’s heroine Karisma on the sets but, reportedly, ganged up with Lolo and Salman Khan against co-star and common nemesis back then, Raveena Tandon.
Today, everybody knows, aall izz well between the Khans, Kapoors and Tandon.
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Image: Karisma and Kareena Kapoor
Date of Birth: March 23, 1987
The scene-stealer of Queen was only seven years old when her greatest admirer Aamir Khan was serenading Raveena Tandon on a tonga with Elo Elo ji.
We are curious to note what kind of chemistry they’ll share on big screen whenever it happens.
Image: Kangna Ranaut
Date of Birth: January 13, 1983
Imran Khan has featured as a young version of his Mamu (maternal uncle) Aamir Khan in films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander.
Caught up with studies, the 11-year-old surely must have taken time out to watch his favourite Khans -- Aamir and Salman -- banter as Amar and Prem.
At one point, he was rumoured to essay his uncle’s role in its remake.
But the Khan doesn’t approve of any attempts that tamper a classic.
Image: Imran and Aamir Khan
Date of Birth: March 3, 1987
Like Kareena and Imran, Shraddha too is related to one of the key players of Andaz Apna Apna.
Why she’s the daughter of Crime Master Gogo -- Shakti Kapoor, remember?
And like Kangna, Shraddha too was just a school-going seven year-old star kid when her father’s iconic role hit the marquee, a performance she loves to watch over and again on television.
Image: Shraddha Kapoor
Date of Birth: February 25, 1981
Shahid Kapoor told Karan Johar about his childhood crush on AAA heroine Raveena Tandon after seeing her raunchy rain dance in Mohra, which also came out in 1994.
That says a lot about the typical 13-year-old movie buff growing up in the 1990s.
Meanwhile, he starred in Santoshi’s feeble attempt to cash in the earlier classic’s goofy humour with Phata Poster Nikhla Hero where the only genuinely funny moment featured the dancing star and Salman Khan referencing the Haila-Ooima inducing tittle-tattle.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Date of Birth: September 28, 1982
Along with Shahid Kapoor, Karisma’s cousin Ranbir Kapoor is often rumoured to star in AAA’s potential sequel ever since he delivered the super-hit Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani with Santoshi, treated in the same madcap tone.
Like us, RK, too, is a self-confessed fan of the comedy and was just another12-year-old star son when it first came out.
Who do you think he’d play better? Amar or Prem?
Image: Ranbir Kapoor
Date of Birth: March 15, 1993
One of Bollywood’s youngest actresses, one would think Alia Bhatt wasn’t even born when Andaz Apna Apna released.
Can you imagine the 2 States star had only celebrated her first birthday when it did?
Interestingly, the film stars two of her half sister Pooja Bhatt’s arch rivals in the 1990s -- Raveena and Karisma.
Image: Alia Bhatt
Ranveer Singh-Arjun Kapoor
Date of Birth: July 6, 1985/ June 26, 1985
Like Amar and Prem, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor’s chemistry just explodes in front of the camera.
In Koffee With Karan’s best episode this season, the duo even did a little ‘Bom Bom Bom’ moment from AAA’s soundtrack, Do mastana chale zindagi, to hilarious effect.
Born a month apart, these fun-loving fellas were just nine years old when Teja left an indelible mark on their fully filmi beings.
Image: Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor
Date of Birth: June 9, 1985
These days Sonam Kapoor is all chuffed about romancing Salman Khan in Sooraj Barjatya’s next.
But did you know the actress who digs all things vintage, like her cousin brother Arjun, was only nine years old when Sallu played the lovable wimp trying to patao a rich heiress?
What we’d like to hear is her views on Raveena and Karisma’s wardrobe in the movie.
Image: Sonam Kapoor