After the Khans, it is the Kapoors family that is ruling the Bollywood film industry, and the latest entrant into the movies from the Kapoor clan is Armaan Jain, son of Raj Kapoor's daughter Reema Jain who is all set to debut in Bollywood with Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, a film also marking the directorial debut of Imtiaz Ali's brother, Arif Ali.
He is starring alongside Deeksha Seth, an actress making her Hindi film debut after having starred in several films down South. Armaan's cousin Kareena is married to Saif Ali Khan, and the Nawab is the man co-producing the film which is said to hit the theaters on July 4.
Believe it or not, Bollywood is a small place and everyone's connected to another by blood or brotherhood. For those who are not a direct descendant or kid brother/sister of a raging superstar, it doesn't hurt to have a famous cousin in the same field but no one wants to be burdened with the weight of comparison.
Not many know that yesteryear glam girls Sadhana and Babita were cousin sisters. Star daughters of Mukerji cousins - filmmaker Shomu and Filmalaya Studios founder Ram, Kajol and Rani aren't the best of friends but maintain a cordial equation in face of prying media eyes. Being Tanuja's daughter and Nutan's niece gave Kajol an extra edge as opposed to second cousin, Rani. Despite their contrasting beginning, both have enjoyed numero uno status.
The two even worked together in one of the biggest hits of their career in director Karan Johar's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Star kids and star siblings are commonplace in Bollywood and get the best of debuts under the biggest of banners. On that note, let us take a look at some of Bollywood's famous and soon to be famous cousin jodis at the moment...
Kapoors and Chopras
Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor as well as Parineeti and Priyanka Chopra are cousins.
Sonam and Arjun Kapoor's cousin Mohit Marwah
Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol are Abhay Deol's cousins
Emraan Hashmi, Alia Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt are cousins.
Akhil Kapur is Akshaye Khanna's cousin.
Rani Mukerji is Tanishaa and Kajol's cousin.
Vidya Balan's cousin Priyamani.
Kajol's other cousin Mohnish Behl has made a name for himself as a television actor and doing supporting roles in films.
Kareena Kapoor's cousin Armaan Jain.
Harman Baweja's cousin Johnny Baweja
Barbie Handa is Priyanka Chopra's cousin.
Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Meera Chopra are cousins