6 fresh onscreen pairings to look forward to, from Ayushmann Khurrana-Sara Ali Khan to Jr NTR-Janhvi Kapoor | Bollywood

The magic of Bollywood films often lies in the chemistry between the leading actors. This year promises a mix of romantic reunions and exciting new onscreen couples that are sure to captivate audiences. Here are the most anticipated fresh pairings we can’t wait to see. (Related coverage: Ayushmann Khurrana and Sara Ali Khan pair up for an action-packed comedy movie)

Anticipate the dynamic duo of Sara Ali Khan with Ayushmann Khurrana and the debut pairing of Janhvi Kapoor with Jr NTR this year

Ayushmann Khurrana and Sara Ali Khan

This week, the prestigious banners of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment announced their latest project, following successes like The Lunchbox and the much-anticipated Kill. In the new, yet-to-be-titled action comedy, the talents of Ayushmann and Sara will converge, paving the way for Sara’s first venture into this genre, while Ayushmann builds on his experience from An Action Hero in 2022.

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Sara Ali Khan and Ayushmann Khurrana teaming up for an action comedy
Sara Ali Khan and Ayushmann Khurrana ready to dazzle in an action comedy

Jr NTR and Janhvi Kapoor

Famed director Koratala Siva’s next big action saga, Devara: Part 1, will feature the collaboration of Tollywood’s powerhouse Jr NTR with Bollywood’s rising star Janhvi Kapoor. With Saif Ali Khan portraying the antagonist, the movie also marks Janhvi’s debut in the Telugu film industry, right before her entry into Tamil cinema with a film alongside Suriya.

Janhvi Kapoor and Jr NTR make their debut pairing in Devara: Part 1
Janhvi Kapoor and Jr NTR team up for the epic Devara: Part 1

Vicky Kaushal and Rashmika Mandanna

In the historical drama Chhaava, which delves into the life of Maratha icon Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, we’ll see Vicky Kaushal taking on the lead role alongside Rashmika Mandanna, known for her performance in Animal. This biopic marks the first cinematic union of these two acclaimed actors.

Vicky Kaushal and Rashmika Mandanna to share the screen in Chhaava
The debut partnership of Vicky Kaushal and Rashmika Mandanna in Chhaava

Ranveer Singh and Kiara Advani

While the gangster epic Don 3 directed by Farhan Akhtar won’t see the reunion of the hit pair Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra from the previous iterations, it does introduce an all-new and thrilling combination with Ranveer Singh alongside Kiara Advani. Kiara is also set to share the screen with Ram Charan in the Telugu blockbuster Game Changer.

Ranveer Singh and Kiara Advani set to captivate in Don 3
New cinematic couple, Ranveer Singh and Kiara Advani, in Don 3

Kartik Aaryan and Triptii Dimri

Even though Kiara won’t be part of Anees Bazmee’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3, Kartik Aaryan will return as Rooh Baba, and casting opposite him is Triptii Dimri of Animal fame. This will be their maiden onscreen alliance. Also, Triptii is set to make her mark alongside Vicky Kaushal in Bad Newz and Rajkummar Rao in Vicky Vidya Ka Woh Wala Video.

Kartik Aaryan and Triptii Dimri finish the first phase of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3
Kartik Aaryan with Triptii Dimri at the conclusion of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3’s initial shooting schedule

Prabhas and Deepika Padukone

Prabhas and Deepika Padukone team up for the sci-fi film Kalki 2898 AD
Prabhas and Deepika Padukone pair up for the science fiction film Kalki 2898 AD

The sci-fi mega project Kalki 2898 AD directed by Nag Ashwin will present an exciting new coupling of the lauded Telugu star Prabhas with Bollywood’s luminary Deepika Padukone. The ensemble cast also features heavyweights like Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, and Disha Patani, ensuring an epic cinematic experience.

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