6. Akshay Kumar — Deepika Padukone (Chandni Chowk to China)
Akshay Kumar, Bollywood’s reigning box office king, took a small stumble with the recent Tashan but was also lauded for being the saving grace of the film. Later on this year he ventures into Nikhil Advani’s next directional venture which also stars the hot-and-happening Deepika Padukone in a double role. Perhaps we’ll get to see her act this time? Let’s hope so! In this action flick you can hope to see the duo kick butt—all the way from Chandni Chowk to China.
7. Shiney Ahuja — Preity Zinta (Har Pall)
On her quest to do more meaningful cinema, Jahnu Barua’s Har Pall is one of the films Preity will be seen in towards the middle of the year. Finally, she finds a pairing away from the revered Khan’s. Though much about the story is unknown, Barua has called it a “sweet love story”. For any love story you need chemistry, right? Let’s hope Preity and Shiney can make it happen.
8. Jiah Khan — Aamir Khan — Asin (Ghajini)
Though lips are sealed and the production team is adhering to the whole “keeping mum” shebang, Aamir Khan’s Ghajini still remains one of the most anticipated films of the year. Another Southie remake, it sees Asin reprising the role she played in the original while Jiah Khan steps in for the second female lead. Sure, it seems like Aamir is falling into the old-actor-young-actress trend that Bollywood is so obsessed with these days, but nevertheless, expect sparks!
9. Imraan Khan — Genelia D’Souza (Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
It’s a shame that after performing decently in a few Hindi films, Genelia D’Souza wasn’t offered too many good roles in Bollywood and decided to work down South where she’s created quite the name for herself. After emerging victorious down South, she’s back this July to conquer Hindi cinema across none other (and this is the exciting part!) than Aamir Khan’s nephew, Imran Khan. The initial promos have already made waves as Jaane Tu appears to be a feel-good college love story. Could these two be the next Shahid-Amrita? Only time will tell.
10. Ranbir Kapoor — Bipasha Basu/Minissha Lamba/Deepika Padukone (Bachna Ae Haseeno)
He’s got his hands full, that’s for sure! While most can’t handle one woman, Ranbir dares to take on three in Yash Raj Films’ Bachna Ae Haseeno this August. Though it can’t be sure which lady he will take home on-screen, we can at least expect a wide range of chemistry beginning with Bipasha Basu who is known for her oomph factor (Verdict: They look hot!). Next comes Minissha Lamba who is slowly but surely making her name for herself in the industry by performing well consistently even in bad films (Verdict: They look cute!). Finally, and the one most are excited about, is Ranbir across real-life girlfriend Deepika Padukone (Verdict: They seem to look nice, but we’ll wait for the film).