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Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Veeru and Basanti of Sholay epitomize pastoral love with the sparkle of a spring. The crispy yet endearing one-liners have made the couple a strikingly loving pair with the dream girl and dharam creating a saga of love, which ultimately culminated in their marriage. Naya Zamana, Raja Jani, Seeta Aur Geeta, Jugnu, Dost and Sholay are some of the movies in which the couple acted together. Amitabh Bachchan - Rekha, a rare permutation of the smouldering angry young man and sensuous lady brought forth sensuality onto celluloid through their films Khoon Pasina, Mr. Natwarlal, Suhaag, Silsila, etc. Controversies engulfed the favourite pair of the audience but the lingering effervescence was too big to be crushed. Talk about 'Teenage romance' and Rishi Kapoor - Neetu Singh dancing vivaciously to sprightly music flashes across with liveliness hitherto unseen in Indian cinema. The life spirit ebbing in every move of the duo whenever cast together in movies like Khel Khel Mein, Kabie Kabhie, Amar Akbar Antony reflected the cheery puppy love of those days. The charming couple tied the knot in 1980. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in the '80s ushered in college romance with novelty and fresh faces Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla represented the innocence of youth coupled with the burning desire to be united in love forever and ever. Cold icy hands of death cannot overshadow their emotions for one another. Juhi's chirpy cheeriness and Aamir's chocolate hero image did the wonder. Aamir and Juhi, the successful pair acted together in films Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Ishq, Afsana Pyar Ka, etc enthralling the audience who love to see them together.
Story first published: Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 18:09 [IST]