The festival that celebrates the strong bond between brothers and sisters is here. On the eve of Raksha Bandhan, take a look at the bhai-behen Jodis who have stood behind each other through the thick and thin, and who will surely celebrate this auspicious day of Rakhi.
The entire nation heaves a collective sigh when these dimpled siblings make an appearance. Priyanka has always stood by her big brother during his political campaigns and rallies, and Rahul in return, is quite the doting sibling.
Priya Dutt was Sanjay's pillar of support through his long trial and jail time. Dutt's sister might have not been very approving of Sanjay's choices, like when he joined the Samajwadi party, but she was all smiles when Sanjay's wife Manyata delivered twins. Sanjay's confessed that he holds her in high regards and why not? Not everyone is lucky to have a sister like Priya!
Despite being stepsister to the Deol duo, Esha was never had any less love and care from her brothers. However, we do think it was a bit odd that neither attended of Esha's marriage functions. Fortunately, Abhay stepped in at the last moment.
Ekta and Tusshar confess that they have a love-hate relation,something that was obvious after we saw them fighting like kids on 'Koffee with Karan'. The hot-headed Ekta has helped her brother find a footing in Bollywood, and she never lets him forget it! Nevertheless, Ekta can't bear criticism from others about her brother, and Tusshar in turn can't stand nasty comments about his sister. That proves that despite all the bickering, there is actually some love there!
Farah and Sajid Khan started their careers together, and are today one of the most successful bhai-behen jodis in Bollywood. Farah and Sajid saw tough days when their parents separated, but the brother-sister duo helped each other get ahead and they are now both hotshot directors.
Who can forget the vivacious jodi and their hit 'Aisa Hota Hai' from the 90s? The song sweetly captured the love-hate relationship between all brothers and sisters and made the two a pop sensation. Today, Shaan remains one of the industry's most successful playback singers even as Sagarika's faded into the background. But we've still got our fingers crossed for an encore!
Farhan and Zoya Akhtar are the epitome of cool with their laid back style. Zoya also took over the reins from her brother when she directed 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' in which Farhan played a lead role. They both have appeared on Karan Johar's show 'Koffee with Karan' and unlike most celebrities, their smiles aren't plastic and there seems to be genuine affection for each other.
The royal brats have always shared a happy relationship. The only thing that would bother Saif by his own admission, is if Soha ever considered a role that would require a lot of skin show. Guess that makes him just about as predictable as any big brother!
Arpita is the envy of many, as she is the beloved adopted sister of the Khan brothers. Salman recently arranged a lavish birthday party for his sister which many A-list celebrities in attendance. In return for this affection, Aprita's been a good sister too, organizing screenings for her brothers' movies.
The Patel siblings haven't always been on the best of terms and rarely make public appearances together. The rift started when Ameesha moved out of her parents' home and things haven't been the same since. However, Ameesha was seen supporting her baby brother during his time in the Bigg Boss house. We hope that 'All iz well' soon for Ameesha and Ashmit!
Sunaina Roshan's life hasn't been smooth sailing, having battled cervical cancer and domestic violence. However she's always found a shoulder to lean on in her brother Hrithik. Guess being a good brother is yet another role that Duggu plays perfectly!
Be it his infamous drug scandal, to accusations of domestic violence from Rahul's former wife or his TRP-driven marriage to model Dimpy Ganguly, Rahul's sister Poonam has always tried to shield him from the public glare. After their father Pramod Mahajan died, the brother-sister duo have hogged their fair share of front page headlines and are now helping each other pave a way in politics by joining the BJP.
It's a little known fact that folk singer Ila Arun and ad guru Piyush Pandey are siblings. Ila Arun is one of Piyush Pandey's seven sisters and talent sure seems to run in the family! Piyush predictably is the apple of Ila's eye, as he is the only boy in their large brood.
This pair of siblings created ripples with their journalistic skills. Nalini Singh, who famously hosted the news program 'Aankhon Dekhi' and is now the managing director of TV Live India, while big brother Shourie went from being the editor of the Indian Express and the Times of India to Minister for Disinvestment in the NDA government. Their brother Deepak Shourie is also a prominent journalist and we wonder just what they were having for breakfast as kids to all turn out so talented!
The 'Rowdy Rathore' star has twin brothers Luv and Kush, who are always by their sister's side, be it her film's premiere or at a celebrity wedding. The siblings are also working together in an upcoming film where Kush Sinha will be directing and Sonakshi will be seen as a lead. Luv will also play a prominent role in the movie. This one's going to be a real family affair!