Salman khan’s best pairing, interesting right? As we all know Sallu Bhaijaan is known for acting opposite newcomers and still has vibrant chemistry with them. He has worked with many already established leading ladies in Bollywood. Most of them had good chemistry with Salman on-screen. I have listed 9 of the leading ladies of Bollywood who had sparkling chemistry with Salman. You may find this list odd too. Read the full article to read about your favorite actress opposite Salman.
Some of the actresses worked with Salman in just one or two movies but left us wanting to see that pair again like his very first on-screen lady love, Suman aka Bhagyashree. There are few actresses who were much younger than Salman when they featured in the movies with Salman but still, they looked good together like Bhumika Chawla or Sneha Ullal. Let’s get to the list, now again the first name in the list may surprise you. You may not find many names on the list indeed who had many movies with Salman and looked great. You can mention them in the comment section if I have missed your favorite jodi.
9. Ayisha Takia
Ayisha Takia may not be the one among top Bollywood actresses but who can forget the ‘Lift’ scene or for that matter, the post office one with Salman in movie, ‘Wanted’. Ayisha Takia has featured opposite Salman in only one movie, Wanted. Every one of you knows that, Wanted brought back Sallu bhaijaan to his place back as an action superstar after a lean period in his career. It was not just feel good song, story, action or direction by Pradhu Deva, the chemistry between Salman and Ayisha Takia was equally important in the success of this movie. It was a perfect example of dominating yet loving and caring tough boyfriend and innocent, madly in love girlfriend. They looked cute together so whether scenes before confession like one in TV showroom or one on a railway platform. They made us laugh and happy together.
8. Sonakshi Sinha
Like I said above, Sonakshi Sinha too debuted in Bollywood opposite Salman in this classic movie, Dabangg. I call this movie classic because we saw Salman in like never before avatar as a Chulbul Pandey. He was not so good but fearless cop yet a good Man. Sonakshi even though debuting, looked confident and comfortable opposite Salman. Their romance looked fresh and real. They looked good together, first as lovers and then husband-wife. Chemistry was too good. After marriage, Sonakshi asking Salman his name and Salman reacting to her question was hilarious. Dabangg 2 was a good movie but not as good as the first installment but chemistry of Salman and Sonakshi was all the same. I just hope to see this pair again on big screen.
7. Jacklin Fernandes
From current lot, Jacklin has great chemistry with Salman. The kick was the evidence. Movie Kick cemented her place in Bollywood permanently. She was really noticed in this movie by one and all. It was because of Salman and her pairing. They not only looked good together but also looked like a real couple. The movie didn’t have an intense love story yet the chemistry between Salman Khan and Jacklin Fernandes was there for all to see. Their good on-screen chemistry made the song, ‘Hangover’ made even more special and all-time hit. I say even more special because it was sung by none other than Salman himself. Race 3 reassured us that this Jodi rocks.
6. Sushmita Sen
Sushmita Sen was always a different breed. This tallest actress in Bollywood was Miss Universe, A successful model, and very mature person even when she debuted in Bollywood. She had four movies opposite Salman. They are Biwi No.1, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya, Tumko Bhoola Na Payenge and Sirf Tum (Guest appearance). Salman khan and Sushmita Sen are good friends in real life too.
In the year 1999, Biwi no. 1 gave us an idea of good chemistry both had. But I would say, this David Dhawan flick Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya released in 2005 had us exposed to not just good but sparkling and mature chemistry between these two. Even though they were not really a couple in this comedy movie (Sushmita in love with Salman but Salman madly in love with his crazy girlfriend played by Katrina), this doctor and his assistant gave us really good and fun time. Even in Tumko Na Bhool Payenge, Sushmita playing x-girlfriend had good vibes with Salman. No surprise that Sushmita’s two of her best songs of career feature Salman Khan and they were best only because the great chemistry they shared on-screen. Can you guess those two songs? Yes, it was, ‘Ishq Sona hai’ from Biwi No.1 and ‘Laga Laga Re’ from Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. The fact that Sushmita Sen is taller than Salman by good 2 inches; did not matter because of her great chemistry with Salman Khan.
5. Madhuri Dixit Nene
Hum Apke Kaun hai is the all-time blockbuster of Bollywood. It was one of the unique movies ever made in Bollywood. This movie was more like a musically than the movie. It was unique in many aspects. The movie was with too many songs, shot within few locations, too many Indian traditions like Shaadi (Marriage), Mehandi, Haldi, too many characters yet it was an all-time blockbuster. Even though it had too many characters, Salman-Madhuri pairing was not just noticeable but dominating too throughout the movie. It was simply because of their chemistry. Salman playing the character of Prem, obedient son and brother, mutely suffering the pain of separation was too good and real. Madhuri on other hands, as usual, played the character well. This movie really needed great chemistry between the leading pair and it was delivered so by Salman and Madhuri. This is my favorite Jodi. Saajan had already established great on-screen chemistry between Salman and Madhuri but Hum Apke Hai Kaun proved that this was one of the best on-screen pairs at par with Aamir Khan – Juhi Chawla, Amitabh – Rekha or even Ajay Devgan – Kajol.
Maine Pyar Kiya was the first movie of Salman in a lead role and first blockbuster too. It was Bhagyashree’s first movie too. We can’t really call this foreign returned rich boy falling in love with a middle-class girl a fresh content not even in the late 90’s. What really worked for this movie was Suraj Barjatyas fresh approach to the story, good music and fresh pairing of Salman and Bhagyashree. It was compared instantly with Kayamat Se Kayamat Tak pairing of Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla mainly because of the chemistry between Salman Khan and Bhagyashree. They looked so innocent and fresh together. One of my all-time favorite romantic songs is, ‘Mere Rang Me Ranganewali’ from the same movie. This song was a summary of great chemistry between Salman and Bhagyashree. Unfortunately, Bhagyashree getting married kept us from watching this pair again on the big screen which had become instant hit pair with masses with just one movie together.
3. Karishma Kapoor
Personally speaking, I love her in all Salman Khan movie. My journey as a Salman’s Diehard started with the movie, ‘Judwa’. I had seen all his movies before Judwa too. I liked his movies but there was no compulsion on myself to watch his every movie first-day first show. For some reasons, I had not seen this movie for many days after its release but my best friend, he was Salman fan too, literally forced to reschedule my day to watch this movie. He had loved the song, ‘East or West, India Is The Best’. He wanted me to watch this song in the theater so we went. And after that day for the next one week, I watched Judwa in the theater every day and thus started my journey as a Salman’s Die Hard.
In this movie, I equally liked Karishma. She was so funny, looked so beautiful in this movie. She had greatest rapport and chemistry with Salman Khan. They looked damn real couple. I liked this pair so much that I started watching their earlier movies again. After this movie, they featured in many more movies together. Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Biwi no.1, Chal Mere Bhai, Jeet were so of the movies we could see their sparkling chemistry again. Dulhan hum le Jayenge was again my favorite among post-Judwa movies of this pair. One scene in this movie can show their great chemistry is, where shirtless Salman on a rail track, lifts Karishma singing, ‘Tu Jaan Hai Armaan Hai…oh so romantic. Seriously, whenever I watch this pair in the movie together, it leaves me wanting for more. We never know. Maybe we could see them again pairing opposite each other.
2. Katrina Kaif
Recently in one of the press conference, Salman Khan called Katrina, My Baby. Of course, he said that jokingly but on many occasions, you can see Salman is very protective of this lady. We don’t know whether they are dating or not, one thing we can see that they are so comfortable with each other in every movie that they worked together, call it a love or a friendship. She brings out the best in Salman that is because of their on-screen and off-screen chemistry.
Katrina came to be a lead actress in Bollywood, thanks to Salman. In the year 2005, we saw Salman and Katrina as a pair in this laugh riot movie, Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. She never looked back since then. We saw them together again in Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai. Remember their funny dialogues in Ek Tha Tiger where she is teasing Salman saying, “Tumhari umar ab shaadi ki ho chuki hai”. They looked so real. It doesn’t seem like they are acting. Even if you see off their screen pictures, they seem to be good friends and maybe that is the reason they look good together. I think they looked so so beautiful in the song, Dil diya galla from Tiger Zinda Hai. Even in their action scenes together in Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai, they looked like a team, that’s what they were right? It is their chemistry that they look beautiful and real couple. I am sure we are going to watch this pair again in future.
1. Aishwarya Rai
Irrespective of what happened way back in the year 2001-2002, no one can deny that Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai was a perfect on-screen couple. I know many of the Salman Khan’s diehard fans would not like her name to be included in this list but this is the truth. They worked in two movies together, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and if your remember, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam was the second and the last movie together. Aishwarya played a very small role of the blind girlfriend of Salman in this movie.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam will be remembered for many reasons. It’s music, direction, photography, dialogues and acting of all lead actors in this movie make it a memorable one. It gave Bollywood best on-screen couple and even off-screen couple. You could see the real love in their eyes watching this movie. This movie gave Aishwarya much needed commercial success. Salman gave one of the best performances of his career. I remember watching all 4 shows of this movie on the very first day of release in Lonavala. I came back to Khandala walking, It was raining heavily, I was all wet and continuously singing, Tadap Tadap Ke. It wasn’t really a walking distance. It was the chemistry between Salman and Aishwarya that made this movie so beautiful. Like many other Salman fans, even I haven’t watched any of Aishwarya’s movie after their ugly break up. But I seriously feel that this was best on-screen Bollywood couple ever.
Hey, even Jacklin in the recent interview said that. Watch the songs Ankho Ki Gustakhiya, Chand Chupa Badal Mein and Tadap Tadap Ke from this movie and you will know why Salman Aishwarya was the best on-screen Jodi.
Apart from all these ladies whose name mentioned in the list, there are many other actresses who had good chemistry with Salman. Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Priyanka Chopra, Ravina Tandon are few to mention. Mention your favorite Jodi in the comment and do not forget to subscribe for more interesting articles in future. Join our official group on Facebook, Salman’s Die Hards where we find all the songs, movies, videos and even polls of Bhaijaan.
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