On Friendship Day Sunday, Bollywood celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana talk about their best friends from the industry, school and family.
Friendships are tough to forge in Bollywood so when these celebrities manage to keep a bond that strong, it's definitely commendable. Most of these Bollywood celebrities are still close to their school friends or cousins and prefer to still keep them as best friends rather than forging new friendships in the industry for you never know when a big fallout can occur.
While some of the big superstars have still managed to keep their Bollywood friendship intact, like Salman Khan and Aamir Khan or Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar, these are the friendships that have stood strong in the most difficult and tested time.
Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn who are coming up with a new movie, Singham Returns have been friends for ages and have always been together. There are many new friendships in Bollywood that have been going strong as well, like that of Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor or Alia Bhatt with Sidharth Malhotra and so on.
These young chaps are always hanging out with each other and have never let their movie career disrupt their friendships. Whether Varun's Main Tera Hero movie was a flop or whether Sidharth's Ek Villain movie was a hit, they have not let it come in between their friendship. Recently all the three, Alia , Sidharth and Varun were even seen watching Hollywood movie Hercules in a Mumbai suburban theater.
Here's what Bollywood stars have to say about their friends:
My best friends are my parents. There's nothing I hide from them. I tell them everything.
Rochak Kohli is my closest friend. We share a terrific creative rapport since our school days. We used to bunk classes and compose songs together. He is special because he is a pure-hearted human being, straightforward and talented and he encourages our juniors from college to do well in the entertainment industry. This Friendship Day, I want to tell Rochak he is very special.
My sister Nupur is my closest friend. Sometimes she is like my mother talking wisely and sensibly and giving gyan (knowledge). At other times, she becomes my kid sister cajoling me to re-charge her phone balance. I can talk my heart out to my sister.
Suzan Dadhich and Rocky S are my best friends. Suzan lives in Philadelphia after her marriage. We speak very little. But when we do re-connect we do so effortlessly, as if we had never been away from one another. It's a soul connection. The three of us, Suzan, Rocky and I, have bonded through thick and thin. It's the most unconditional and beautiful friendship. No expectations, no give and take. Just simple friendship love and fun always.
Sushant Singh Rajput:
Mahesh Shetty is my best friend. There is no pretence about him. He doesn't judge me and he has known me since I started my career. He has always been the same supportive self. I trust his judgement blindly.
My closest friend is Dinesh. We grew up together in Amritsar. And now, he accompanies me everywhere. I wouldn't know what to do without him. We share a common passion for music. In fact, he plays drums in the band that you see on 'Comedy Nights With Kapil'.
My best friend is Kalliroi Tziafeta. She's special because she's always got some wise words to impart. If necessary, I can wake her up at 3 a.m.
My closest friend is this street cat called Cookie. It walks around Worli in some kind of cat garters. I guess it's a pet gone astray. It seemed to have a perpetual smile on its face. I've seen my best friend twice in seven years. I have other best friends. But I hardly figure in their lives. So, I'd rather not embarrass myself and them by talking about them.
My youger brother Aadar is my closest friend. We share everything and love each other unconditionally. We don't need to tell one another when we need something. We just know it instinctively.
My mother is my best friend. She's the rock-solid presence in my life. She is my late-night green-tea buddy, my first fan and my most honest critic. She is the first one to call me if I am in trouble. She is my one-stop support system.
My two best friends are Sahil and Nikhil. We've known each other for over 15 years. I am not too sure about what makes them special. But they seem to make me laugh, and that's not easy to do.