If there’s anything Bollywood has mastered over the years it’s the art of creating a perfect love story. Naturally, at the heart of every great love story is a sensational jodi who are able to translate their passion and intensity through the silver screen and into our hearts. As Aditya Chopra’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi releases this weekend, BollySpice walks down memory lane, taking a look at several old and new eternal pairs that have made us fall in love all over again!
Raj Kapoor – Nargis
Nargis and Raj Kapoor spread pure magic on the silver screen in the 16 films they did together – from 1948 till 1956. The “lady in white” and the “showman of the millennium” had so much chemistry it is unmatched still today. Raj, the tramp (think Charlie Chaplain), the man with the big emotions, and Nargis, the elegant lady who, however, could be a naughty little girl as well, complemented each other perfectly and enchanted their audience again and again. Who could ever forget the rain scene ‘Barsaat Mein Hum Se Mile Tum, Sajan’ from Barsaat, film classics like Awara and Shree 420 – or the touching final scene in Jagte Raho when Nargis provides a thirsty and perturbed Raj Kapoor with water? Surely no one would have foreseen then that this scene was the good-bye from this inimitable jodi who had been linked in real life as well – for after that, Nargis fell in love with Sunil Dutt, married him and quit films.