Fresh and exciting
Actors, on their part, feel that fresh pairings also help them with regard to their performances. Irrfan, speaking about working with Saba in Hindi Medium (HM), says, “Sometimes, co-actors become very important, since your on-screen chemistry plays a vital role. The role (in HM) demanded someone with beauty and humour and she did justice to it.”
And it’s not always about craft and creativity. For instance, Yami admits that teaming up with an actor-star like Hrithik helps in reaching out to a larger number of people. “Given their popularity, names such as Mr Bachchan and Hrithik have humongous reach, and if you get to do a film with such stalwarts, it’s amazing. But it’s also important to know if you have a substantial role in the film,” she says.
IN THE PIPELINE
In the coming days too, a number of new, interesting pairs will be seen on the big screen. Varun Dhawan will be seen alongside Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga, and with Banita Sandhu in October, while Sushant Singh Rajput stars alongside Sara Ali Khan in Kedarnath. Also, Sidharth Malhotra will romance Rakul Preet Singh in Aiyaary. Akshay has teamed up with Radhika Apte and Mouni Roy in Padman and Gold, respectively.
Akshaye Rathi says, “There is bound to be excitement and mystery around fresh pairs. For example, Varun and Anushka are live wires, so when they come together in Sui Dhaaga, there will be fireworks. What’s more, they will also bring together their respective fan bases. All of that helps in attracting the audiences’ interest.”
Clockwise from top: Bareilly Ki Barfi, Hindi Medium, Half Girlfriend