While some Bollywood onscreen couples reintroduce the meaning of the word ‘chemistry,’ there are others who reacquaint you with the laws of physics – Note to Self: Popcorn buckets make for excellent projectiles indeed.
We always thought casting directors had it easy; but apparently they end up slacking off on the job just as much as we, the mere mortals, do. Read on to find out the seven epic casting fails of all time:
Uday Chopra & Tanisha Mukherjee – Neal ‘n’ Nikki
One Uday Chopra and one Tanisha at a time. That’s about our threshold when it comes to soppy actors. Throw both of them together and you’ve got enough fodder to fill up ten years’ worth of Worst Chemistry lists.
Uday and Tanishaa
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & Vivek Oberoi – Kyun! Ho Gaya Na
While we agree that Salman and Aishwarya’s breakup was a tragic event, if she was looking to win the breakup, moving on to Vivek and starring in duds like Kyun! Ho Gaya Na might not be the fastest way to get there.
Aishwarya and Vivek
Vidya Balan & Shahid Kapoor – Kismat Konnection
Rumors of the movie’s leads secretly hooking up flew fast and furious during the shoot of the movie, and we are glad that at least someone had fun. As someone who spent good movie on buying a ticket, spending three hours watching Shahid hit on his elder sister sure wasn’t fun for the audience.
Vidya and Shahid
Govinda & Katrina Kaif – Partner
Govinda and Katrina as a couple. When you know that any rich girl worth her Manolo Blahniks wouldn’t even sneeze in the direction of a guy with anything lesser than an eight digit salary. We aren’t saying it hasn’t been known to happen. Rich heiresses probably fall for their awkward and clumsy office staff all the time. Just not on any planet we’ve lived on.
Govinda and Katrina
Uday Chopra & Priyanka Chopra – Pyaar Impossible
Because a lifetime job in the Dhoom franchise isn’t enough to keep Uday Chopra occupied. At times, we honestly worry what would happen to his career if Bollywood actresses weren’t so crazy to do a YashRaj film that they didn’t care who they were cast opposite.
Uday and Priyanka
Ajay Devgn & Shazahn Padamsee – Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji
Given his dedication to do the comedy genre justice, we are guessing that casting Ajay and Shazahn opposite each other was Madhur Bhandarkar’s idea of a first gag. Say aye if the nineteen year age gap wasn’t all that you found awkward about this highly unlikely duo.
Ajay Devgan and Shahzn Padmsee
Imran Khan & Sonakshi Sinha – Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara
So apparently Imran and Sonakshi make for someone’s idea of a romantic couple. In related news, Alia Bhatt has just been awarded a Nobel Prize for her outstanding contribution to the field of science.
Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha
Which of these onscreen couples do you feel had the worst chemistry? Share with us in the comments box below!