Rakhi special: Five best on-screen siblings in recent years

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Raksha Bandhan comes but once a year but, in cinema, such bonds are reflected on all year round. Bollywood is arguably more known to portray a strong sister-sister or brother-brother relationship in an obstacle-filled journey. However, when it comes to the brother-sister relationship, cinema in recent years has also represented some heart-warming relationships on screen. BizAsia look at the five best representations of the brother-sister bond in recent times.

��Vijay-Shiksha in ‘Agneepath’ (2012)

Hrithik-Kanika as Vijay-Shiksha in 'Agneepath' (2012)
Hrithik-Kanika as Vijay-Shiksha in 'Agneepath' (2012)

Perhaps one of the most heart-touching brother-sister bonds within the last decade is that shown between Vijay and Shiksha in Karan Malhotra’s ‘Agneepath’ (2012). Portrayed exquisitely by the handsome Hrithik Roshan ans Kanika Tiwari, it is difficult not to get struck by the emotion in this contemporary version which an amendment was made in the story for. Roshan and Tiwari enact their bond with oodles of heart and that’s what put them first on our list. Sonu Nigam’s heart-tugging vocals for the song Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, focussed on their relationship, adds to what one is left with in memory as an audience member.

Krishna-Saundarya in ‘Housefull’ (2010)

Arjun-Deepika in 'Housefull' (2010)
Arjun-Deepika in 'Housefull' (2010)

Arjun Rampal and Deepika Padukone portray arguably one of the most good-looking sibling jodi that has been shown in Indian cinema in recent times. Sajid Khan’s comedic style puts them together with a very many other stars in two roles which sees Rampal acting like a protective elder brother to Padukone. As an Indian army official, Rampal played the role with just the right dose of strictness and glamour needed to lure in the audiences.

Milkha Singh-Isri Kaur in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013)

Farhan-Divya in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' (2012)
Farhan-Divya in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' (2012)

One of the most recent portrayals of brotherly-sisterly love is in this year’s biopic release, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. Once again a very emotional bond between siblings came to the forefront in a tragic true story of Indian athlete Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar played protagonist and his sister was played by Divya Dutta. Tears are almost inevitable, particularly in the scene where Akhtar goes to show Dutta his India jacket for representing the country in sport.

Ishaan-Vidya in ‘Kai Po Che!’ (2013)

Sushant-Amrita in 'Kai Po Che!' (2013)
Sushant-Amrita in 'Kai Po Che!' (2013)

Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kai Po Che!’ received much praise critically. Although a story about three friends and how a political backdrop changes their lives, it also included a brother-sister bond between Ishaan and Vidya played by Sushant Singh Rajput and Amrita Puri. Primarily depicted as a love-hate relationship, it’s safe to say their relationship was often hard to understand throughout the film. However, the scope of the relationship within the overall plot was enacted well by both actors.

Rajkumar Sujamal-Rajkumari Jodhaa Bai in ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ (2008)

Rajkumar Sujamal in 'Jodhaa Akbar' (2008)
Rajkumar Sujamal in 'Jodhaa Akbar' (2008)

In such a grand film, it is often easy that such a bond go unnoticed. However, the brother-sister bond portrayed by Sonu Sood and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It is a role that proved to be a turning point in the career of Sood and in an interview he revealed that Rai Bachchan still called him ‘Bhai-sa’ off-screen. Sood was affectionate as Rajkumar Sujamal and he is known for that role even today having done a variety of roles since.

BizAsia would like to take this opportunity to wish our readers a Happy Raksha Bandhan.

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