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They may have parted ways personally, but you can’t tell from the chemistry these stars share on the big screen. Here’s looking at actors who’ve managed to stay professional
Upala KBR (BOMBAY TIMES; April 4, 2012)
While most B-Town stars prefer not to work together after ending their romantic liaisons, there are some who prefer to continue a more professional relationship. These include the likes of Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif (Ek Tha Tiger), Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone (Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani), Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor (Teri Meri Kahaani — Thrice Upon A Love Story) and even Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma (Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl).
Former couples like Kareena Kapoor-Shahid Kapoor, John Abraham-Bipasha Basu and Salman Khan-Aishwarya Rai — who had sizzling on-screen chemistry — have never worked together after their much-publicised breakups. But there are others who realise the value of staying professional, resulting in some amazing on-screen chemistry.
Salman and Katrina are a great example of lovers-turned-good friends. A source tells us, “During the shooting schedule of Ek Tha Tiger in Dublin and Cuba, both shared a great rapport and were often seeing eating together or partying with the unit.” In fact, such was their off-screen camaraderie that it has even lead to speculation that the couple was back together. Katrina had told BT after the Dublin shoot, “Salman and I are very friendly. In fact, he expects me to always agree with whatever he says,” she had added jokingly.
Ranveer and Anushka too remain good friends post their break-up. Says a source, “Both moved on — while Ranveer became close to Sonakshi, Anushka got busy with her career — but that didn’t stop them from staying friends. Both have always spoken of each other with fondness and even did Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl post their split.”
Ranbir and Deepika too continue to remain close. While they were spotted bonding like old friends at Rohit Dhawan’s wedding in Goa not too long ago, they are now shooting together for Ayan Mukherji’s film Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani in Manali, where they’ve been seen hanging out together on the sets.
Shahid-Priyanka too shot for a coffee ad together recently, and the chemistry there was electric — both on and off the sets!
Producer-director Kunal Kohli, who is directing the duo in Teri Meri Kahaani — Thrice Upon A Love Story, says he found their chemistry electrifying! “They simply sizzle on screen. There were many stories about how Shahid and Priyanka didn’t talk to each other on the sets because of personal issues as they had just broken up, but this kind of chemistry wouldn’t show on screen if they were not talking to each other. There’s even a scene where we have PC and Shahid trading shayari with each other. You have to see it to believe the chemistry!”