Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan are one of Bollywood’s all-time favorite jodis. This team has dazzled viewers in six films together throughout the years, in addition to a few cameos in each other’s flicks. Here are the must-watch films of the duo.
BAAZIGAR- In this Abbas-Mustan criminal thriller from 1993, SRK played the evil Ajay Sharma and Vijay Malhotra. Ajay lost both his father and younger sister after industrialist Madan Chopra (Dilip Tahil) unlawfully acquired control of his father’s company, and his mother went insane from grief. Later, Ajay seeks out the Madan family to wreak retribution, and as an adult, Ajay specifically targets Priya (played by Kajol) and Seema (played by Shilpa Shetty). Although “Baazigar” wasn’t exactly your traditional Bollywood pyaar ki kahani, it did bring the dynamic pair of Kajol and SRK to the industry.
DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE- In 1995, when Aditya Chopra’s DDLJ swept India, Bollywood audiences first met their favorite on-screen couple in a more conventional setting. Thanks to the way his character Simran, played by Kajol, was seduced by SRK’s Raj during their European tour, the actor gained notoriety as the face of an Indian rom-com. Raj is charming and dashing but also annoying. DDLJ is the longest-running movie in Indian cinema history, and you can still see it in theatres today, including the Maratha Mandir in Mumbai.
KARAN ARJUN- This Rakesh Roshan action movie was SRK and Kajol’s second big hit of 1995. In this movie about reincarnation, the brothers are played by Salman Khan as Karan and SRK as Arjun. Love storylines are put to the side in favor of action-packed fight scenes in the storyline. Who is displeased that SRK and Kajol still share some screen time in “Karan Arjun,” despite the movie being more of an action drama than a romantic comedy?
KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI- Everyone anticipated DDLJ magic all over again when Karan Johar reunited Kajol and SRK for his 1998 smash “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,” and for the most part, the film did not disappoint. Both SRK and Kajol were excellent as Rahul and Anjali, best buddies from college who evolved into something more. The film’s incredibly memorable title song, which is still a Bollywood favorite, is maybe what audiences will remember the most.
KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM- After another three years, Johar finally succeeded in bringing SRK and Kajol back together for this monumental family drama in 2001. Johar was obviously going for the audience’s nostalgia when he gave their characters the same names in K3G as he did in “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.” Despite his father’s objections, SRK’s Rahul fell in love with Kajol’s Anjali, and when they eloped, it caused a divide in the family. The narrative of the family’s reunion is then told in K3G, a film that was a huge hit both domestically and internationally. Following Johar’s theme of nostalgia, “Yeh Ladka Hai Allah” from “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” unmistakably brought back memories.
MY NAME IS KHAN- SRK and Kajol reunited on screen in this 2010 Karan Johar drama that examined life for Indians living in post-9/11 America after a protracted nine-year absence from being costars. A man with Asperger’s Syndrome named Rizwan Khan, played by SRK, falls in love with Kajol’s character Mandira in San Francisco. Up until September 11, 2001, everything is amusing, but then the plot takes a few terrible turns. Critics and moviegoers gave the movie mixed reviews when it first came out, but the soundtrack and cast performances helped it become a worldwide hit.