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MUST READ! Amitabh Bachchan's AK connection

June 05, 2019 08:45 IST

Photograph: Kind courtesy Amitabh Bachchan/Instagram

It's time for yet another AB and AK combo!

Shoojit Sircar's brand new movie, Gulabo Sitabo, pairs Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana for the first time.

Though not much is known about the project scripted by Sircar regular, Juhi Chaturvedi,  yet, we are super excited to see this talented collaboration in a quirky comedy.

Until it hits the screens this November, Sukanya Verma looks at all the AKs Bachchan has worked with before.

Got a favourite? Tell us in the message board below.

 

 

Anil Kapoor

Ramesh Sippy's Shakti marked their first association together, where a 20-something Anil Kapoor played the Big B's son. The two, however, don't have any scenes together. They reunited two decades later on the abysmal Armaan, where once again AK plays AB's son.

Too bad Honey Irani's directorial debut is best remembered for the unfortunate hairstyles of its cast.

 

Akshay Kumar

The magic of Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan's dynamic chemistry peaked in movies like Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love, Waqt: Race Against Time, Aankhen and Khakee.

It eventually fizzled in bombs like Family and Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo.

 

Anupam Kher

Bachchan and Anupam Kher have worked on several movies together. But the lesson the latter learned from the superstar on the sets of Aakhri Raasta continues to fill him with awe.

While everyone complained about the heat, AB waited calmly in heavy make-up and a prickly, woollen shawl.

They shared some memorable scenes in Mukul Anand's Hum too, where Kher's treacherous Girdhar schemes Tiger's (Bachchan) downfall.

 

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar's benign, comforting persona has a calming effect on Bachchan's bitter rage in Mili.

The on-screen neighbours provide some compelling moments in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's heartrending drama.

So it makes complete sense when the actor, playing himself, pops in for some sound advice from Dadamoni's Colonel Julius Nagendranath Wilfred Singh in a droll scene of Chhoti Si Baat.

 

Arjun Kapoor

In a special appearance in Ki & Ka, Arjun Kapoor's character visits the home of Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, playing themselves.

It's one of the more genuine moments in a rather muddled-up take on gender roles.

 

Akshaye Khanna

Everyone has fond memories of AB and Vinod Khanna's legendary pairing in blockbusters like Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Parvarish and Hera Pheri.

But it's no surprise few remember the godawful Deewar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home, which stars VK's son, Akshaye, as AB's son endeavouring to bring back his imprisoned dad from across the border.

 

Aamir Khan

For the longest time, fans waited to watch two of Hindi cinema's best actors -- Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan -- share the screen.

Movies were announced and shelved until Thugs Of Hindostan.

Seeing what a nightmare that turned out to be, we wish the partnership hadn't happened at all.

 

Amjad Khan

Above all, there's Amjad Khan.

From Sholay to Satte Pe Satta, they portrayed various facets of their equation -- friends (Yaarana), foes (Kaalia), father-son (Laawaris) and the upshot was always noteworthy.

In real life too, they shared a warm friendship.

In his blog, AB writes, 'We spent some anxious times at various stages of our friendship. His accident, my accident and then his sudden passing away but there was a bond that remained unspoken between us and still does.'

SUKANYA VERMA
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