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12 On-Screen Bollywood Couples to Watch Out For in 2021-22

An engrossing script, stellar cast, and stirring chemistry? Yup, we're sold.

While the pandemic-induced lockdown stripped us of the pleasures of enjoying a cinematic masterpiece on the big screen, with the reinstating of normalcy and reopening of movie halls, it seems as though the time to revel in Bollywood is back again. To rouse the audience and celebrate the restoration of entertainment, renowned production houses have announced mega-scale projects featuring fresh on-screen pairs. Below, we've rounded up a few upcoming films that promise a gripping storyline, coupled with the electrifying chemistry of its leads.

Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush in Atrangi Re

The upcoming Indian musical romantic drama film, directed by Aanand L. Rai, is all set to hit the screens this year, putting on display the never-seen-before chemistry between Sara Ali Khan and Dhanush. The duo—who have never starred opposite each other before—will be seen portraying a cross-cultural love story set in Bihar and Madurai.

Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in Badhaai Do

A sequel to Badhaai Ho (2018), this upcoming family drama film will see Bhumi Pednekar and Rajkummar Rao in pivotal roles. The two have never worked together, thus creating more excitement regarding the project.

Kiara Advani and Kartik Aryan in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Another on-screen pair that the audience hasn't seen before, Kiara and Kartik will be starring in Anees Bazmee's Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, a sequel to the first part led by Akshay Kumar.

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor in Brahmastra

Fans are waiting to see the on-screen—and off-screen—couple's chemistry in the upcoming superhero film Brahmastra. Do you reckon their reel love story will do justice to their real love story?

Vaani Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana in Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui

The upcoming romantic drama film—addressing gender identity and stereotypes—looks pretty promising. Exploring a pressing social issue, we're totally convinced with the chemistry between Vaani Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana.

Vicky Kaushal and Kiara Advani in Govinda Naam Mera

We last saw them together in the Karan Johar-directed anthology film Lust Stories (2018), and we can't wait to see them once again in Govinda Naam Mera, alongside Bhumi Pednekar.

Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani in Jug Jug Jeeyo

While Varun Dhawan and Kiara Advani were briefly spotted alongside each other in the movie Kalank (2019), Jug Jug Jeeyo will be their first film together, in lead roles. The movie also stars Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and content creator Prajakta Koli.

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan in Laal Singh Chaddha

It has been 12 long years since 3 Idiots—we need Rancho and Pia back on the big screen, with Laal Singh Chaddha, an official remake of the 1994 American film Forrest Gump.

Ananya Panday and Vijay Devarakonda in Liger

Student of the Year 2 debutante Ananya Panday will be lighting up our screens in the upcoming Indian sports action film, Liger. South Indian superstar Vijay Devarakonda is all set to make his big Bollywood debut alongside Ananya, and so is American professional boxer Mike Tyson.

Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor in Mr and Mrs Mahi

Just yesterday, Dharma Productions announced their new project, Mr and Mrs Mahi, starring Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor. While the two were recently seen together in the comedy Horror film Roohi (2021), we're just as pumped to see them cast their magic on screen again.

Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar in Prithviraj

The Miss World 2017 winner, Manushi Chhillar, is soon going to be making her Bollywood debut with the historical epic drama film Prithviraj. She will be portraying the role of Sanyogita, wife of king Prithviraj Chauhan.

Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

We will never get over their electric chemistry in Gully Boy (2019). Are we excited to see them on-screen again? Heck yeah.