These 8 Bollywood Couples Are the Epitome of #RelationshipGoals

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There are so many amazing Bollywood couples who have us creeping their Instagram accounts on the daily because they are just so #RelationshipGoals. From their family lifestyles, on and off screen chemistry, social media personas, and more, we’re always excited to see their lives together.

Now that Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput have announced they are having a second child in the cutest way ever, read on to see which Bollywood couples are our top picks for ultimate #RelationshipGoals!

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna

This is my favorite of all the Bollywood couples! Mr. Khiladi and Mrs. Funnybones create a pairing that has undeniable chemistry and love. They look like the ultimate “opposites attract” story with Kumar being brooding and quiet and Khanna being the hilarious chatterbox she is. They’re always giving us #RelationshipGoals.

Our Favorite Couple Moment: That time Twinkle unzipped Akshay’s pants at a fashion show and the police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against her.

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone

Nothing is more exciting than two beautiful human beings having a beautiful relationship! Singh and Padukone give us major #FashionGoals and #RelationshipGoals. We hope there are wedding bells to come soon!

Our Favorite Couple Moment: Literally anytime Ranveer talks about Deepika.

Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai

The first family of Bollywood is an obvious #RelationshipGoals pick. They just celebrated their 11-year anniversary, and we hope we can see their sizzling chemistry onscreen again soon!

Our Favorite Couple Moment: Every second of the movie Guru.

Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan

The Badshah of Bollywood and his Queen truly are #RelationshipGoals and have been with each other since they were 18! They met at a party and it really was love at first sight. Sounds like an SRK movie romance indeed!

Our Favorite Couple Moment: All of their badass couple photoshoots.

Dharmendra and Hema Malini (42 films and 39 years together)

The OG pair, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, is the epitome of #RelationshipGoals. They have been together for nearly four decades and have appeared onscreen together in nearly 42 films. Their romance on and off screen is so incredible, and given how many of their films have been well-received, clearly we’re not the only ones who feel this way!

Our Favorite Couple Moment: “Basanti, in kutto ke samane maat naachna.”

Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu

Not only are they #RelationshipGoals, but they’re also our ultimate #Fitsporation! Grover and Basu are definitely made for each other and are probably the hottest couple in Bollywood.

Our Favorite Couple Moment: Their gym selfies.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

The Nawab and Bebo are probably the coolest parents out there. They’re also low-key and try to stay away from social media, but from all of the posts from their family, we can tell that they are total #RelationshipGoals.

Our Favorite Couple Moment: When Khan got Kapoor-Khan’s name tatted on him to show it’s real.

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput

Who said arranged marriages can’t be #RelationshipGoals? Shahid and Mira show us that there’s nothing wrong with tradition, and that love can be found in unexpected places. Kapoor and Rajput already have a lovely daughter, Misha, and are expecting baby number two this year, and we are so excited for them. If it’s a boy, I hope they name him Shamir.

Our Favorite Couple Moment: That time Mira dominated on “Koffee with Karan” and revealed all kinds of fun stuff about her life with Shahid, including letting slip how hot their sex life is!

By Jessie Brar

Chocolate Lover – Bollywood Dancer – Bhangra Enthusiast – Mental Health Advocate. Jessie Brar studied psychology at Queen’s University and … Read more ›

‘The Romantics’: Revisiting the Legacy and Grandeur of Yash Chopra With Filmmaker Smriti Mundhra

The Romantics

If you are a South Asian, born in the ’80s or the early ’90s, chances are your ideas of love and romance are heavily influenced by Hindi films — that first gaze, the secret love notes, that accidental meeting somewhere in Europe, over-the-top gestures and dancing around trees. While reality may have been far from what was promised on reel, you still can’t stop pining over a hopeless romantic, with chocolate boy looks, chasing you across the earth and many universes; in the life here and the ones after. Somewhere deep down, you still dream of that possibility despite your husband sitting and sipping his morning coffee right next to you. And much of the credit for weaving this dreamland, that we can’t resist happily sliding into, goes to the legendary Yash Chopra. Award-winning filmmaker Smriti Mundhra’s docu-series, “The Romantics,” that released on Netflix on February 14, chronicles Chopra’s prolific career; offering an illuminating look into the highs and lows of his journey, his unblemished vision for Hindi cinema and sheer love for filmmaking. 

I wanted to look at Indian cinema through the lens of it being a major contributor to the global cinema canon and Yash Chopra seemed like the perfect lens to explore that because of the longevity of his career and the fact that he had worked across so many different genres. His films, for so many of us, defined what Hindi cinema is.

— Smriti Mundhra

As “The Romantics” unveils, in a mere episode — a challenging feat in itself — Chopra did experiment with multiple genres as a budding filmmaker, initially under the shadows of his elder brother B.R. Chopra. From the religiously sensitive “Dharamputra” and the trendsetting “Waqt” to the action-packed and iconic “Deewaar.” It wasn’t until later on in his career that he set a precedent for a Hindi film having a wholly romantic narrative; though “Waqt” did offer the perfect glimpse into what would go on to become Chopra’s cinematic imprint. And then came “Chandni” which ushered in a new era for Hindi cinema; defying the formulaic approach to box office success and making love stories the golden goose.

In the words of more than 30 famous faces, a host of archival videos and interviews, and personal anecdotes, audiences get an extensive insight into the life and career of Yash Chopra and the evolution of his vision through the business acumen and genius of his polar opposite son and a famous recluse, Aditya Chopra. “The Romantics” is not a fancy portrait of a legendary filmmaker but an exploration of what goes into making a successful film family and a path-breaking production house. As viewers, we not only get a peek into the making of a fantasy creator but also learn of the many failures, hurdles and uncertainties that the business of filmmaking comes packaged in, the impact of socio-political shifts on the kind of content being produced and demanded, and just how much control we have as an audience over the fate of the film and the filmmaker.

For both the uninitiated and fanatics, there are some interesting revelations like Shah Rukh Khan’s lifelong desire to become an action hero as opposed to a romantic one and the creative conflict between Aditya Chopra and his father Yash Chopra on the sets of “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge” — a project that, surprisingly, did not seem too promising to the latter. Mundhra penetrates deep into the family’s history and industry relationships evoking some really candid conversations; almost as if these celebs were eagerly waiting for their moment to speak. With one appraising interview after the other, it’s a panegyric that does border on being a tad tedious but there is enough depth and fodder in there to keep one hooked. Kudos to Mundhra for managing to achieve cohesion despite there being more than enough material to chew on. In the process of bringing this project to life, Mundhra also ends up achieving a number of milestones: one that the series features the last of actor Rishi Kapoor’s interviews and two, it brings Aditya Chopra, who, it appears, can talk a blue streak contrary to popular belief, to the front of the camera after almost two decades. The moment when he puts the nepotism debate to rest by referring to his brother’s catastrophic attempt at acting is quite the show-stealer.


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At some point during the four-episode series, you might question if it’s fair to credit the Yash Raj family for being the only real changemakers of the Hindi film industry and for picking up the baton to get Hindi cinema the global recognition that it has. But then there is no denying the Chopra clan’s body of work, their ability to understand what pleases the crowd and their commitment towards growth and progress amidst changing times and technology — Yash Raj Studios is in fact the only privately held and one of the biggest, state-of-the-art film studios in India. Chopra’s career and legacy are in no way under-lit that Mundhra can claim to throw new light on with “The Romantics.” But what she really has on offer here are sheer nostalgia, some fascinating discoveries and an ode to a cinephile and his art with a bit of fan service.

In an interview with Brown Girl Magazine, Mundhra discusses why it was so important for Chopra to be the subject of her docu-series, her own learnings during the series’ research and creative process and her accomplishment of getting Aditya Chopra to talk, and that too, at length.

By Nida Hasan

Editor by profession, writer by passion, and a mother 24/7, Nida is a member of Brown Girl Lifestyle's editing team … Read more ›