The star siblings you won't find on TV
We're in the Raksha Bandhan mood, and busy celebrating our brothers. And our film stars are doing the same.
We decided to celebrate the occasion with pictures of the lesser-known siblings of our Bollywood stars. Take a look:
Salman Khan and Alvira Khan
Now we all know that Salman Khan, for all his brashness, is a real softie at heart. He loves kids and dotes on his family.
What would it be like, we imagine, to be his sister? Alvira and Arpita Khan know the answer to that. Sisters to the three brawny Khans, including Arbaaz and Sohail, it must be quite a blessed life, considering the siblings seem to just adore each other.
Image: Alvira Khan and Salman Khan. Inset: Arpita
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
Shah Rukh Khan and Shehnaz
Shah Rukh is just as famously and fiercely protective of his family. He's often been heard saying in interviews that his family is his biggest strength.
Pictured here is his elder and only sister Shehnaz, who doesn't venture out much of their house.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Shehnaz
Priyanka Chopra and Siddharth
Priyanka Chopra just can't help but feel proud of his kid brother, who's seven years younger than her. The actress flew all the way to Switzerland to be at Siddharth's graduation ceremony.
The actress also tweeted about her trip and was visibly in great spirits in her brother's company.
Image: Priyanka Chopra tweets a picture of herself with Siddharth
Mallika Sherawat and Vikram
The sexy Mallika Sherawat, as we all know by now, had to face severe objection and criticism when she made her career choice known to her family. Amidst all the drama and threats, it was only her mother and kid brother who stood by her.
And Mallika is still grateful for that. She's often heard saying that her brother is her biggest support system.
Image: Mallika Sherawat and Vikram
Hrithik Roshan and Sunaina
Image: Sunaina Roshan and Hrithik Roshan
Aamir Khan and Nuzhat
Mr Perfectionist lets his actions speak louder than words. And we know because we've seen him launch his dear sister Nuzhat's son, Imran Khan, in the movies with the fervour of a father.
It speaks great lengths about the bond that the two of them share.
Image: Aamir Khan and Nuzhat
Sonakshi Sinha and Luv-Kush
Dabangg hottie Sonakshi Sinha has twin brothers for company at home. Luv did not enjoy his sister's success when his debut film Sadiyaan released in 2010. Twin Kush has not faced the camera yet.
Image: Sonakshi Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha and Luv Sinha
Ameesha Patel and Ashmit
This duo has had very public disputes and weren't on talking terms for quite a while but have made up now and seem to be closer than ever before.
Image: Ameesha Patel and Ashmit
Eesha Koppikhar and Aarush
Image: Eesha Koppikar and Aarush
Juhi Babbar and Arya
While Arya is trying to gain a foothold in films, sister Juhi is an established theatre-person and manages a theatre company with thespian mom Nadira.
Image: Juhi Babbar and Arya
Rani Mukerji and Raja
And now she just can't get enough of her neice, we hear.
Image: Rani Mukerji and Raja