10 Bollywood Friendships That Have Survived The Ups And Downs Of The Industry

Bollywood isn’t exactly warm and fuzzy and that’s not exactly news either.

Insiders have been saying for years how difficult it is to get a foot in the door and then how harsh critique can take a heavy toll on your career. In this hyper-competitive situation, friendships are hard to come by and harder to make last. Which is why Bollywood friendships are a rare enough thing to take a look at.

At least when it comes to these 10 pairs.

#1 Preity Zinta and Aishwarya Rai

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Preity has always been vocal about her friendship with former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, even having gone with the Bachchan’s for a world tour in 2008. A little playful banter between her and Abhishek Bachchan post-ADHM about just how stunning Aishwarya was in that film was exactly the stuff enduring friendships are made of.

#2 Deepika Padukone and Shahana Goswami

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Shooting Break Ke Baad was what brought these actresses together and it seems extreme sports and a penchant for adventure is what keeps them together.

Deepika has even been quoted as saying in interviews how she’s glad to have a friend like Shahana in an industry so volatile, with Shahana being the first person she calls when comes to Mumbai.

#3 Kunal Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan

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There are few things arguably better than a bromance. And Hrithik Roshan and Kunal Kapoor are exactly that personified. The two were childhood friends and still manage to make space for each other despite their hectic schedules.

Calling each other their “3am friends”, the two remain inseparable.

#4 Ranbir Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor

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When tabloids went collectively crazy over Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha‘s break-up allegedly, Ranbir was helping him get through it. The two were spotted together quite often near Ranbir’s Bandra apartment.

Kapoor is even helping him work more on his music.

#5 Hrithik Roshan and Uday Chopra

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Friends since they studied together in Bombay Scottish, the two have grown up together and allegedly, Uday was the first person Hrithik spoke to about his decision to marry Suzanne Roshan.

The two were even in the same college together.

#6 Rohan Sippy and Abhishek Bachchan

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The two grew up together and maintained their friendship well into adulthood. With Bachchan starring in Sippy’s debut film Kucch Na Kaho. Subsequent projects of Sippy’s like Bluffmaster and Dum Maaro Dum also starred Abhishek Bachchan.

Sippy’s has been quoted as saying “Besides, being with him is like having someone to share with. We have the same sense of humour for life and movies.” (Quote Source) 

#7 Shweta Bachchan and Karan Johar

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The two grew up together in a boarding school in Nainital and despite their lives heading in different directions are known to slip away abroad on trips and various birthday celebrations.

Reportedly, the two bonded over cassettes and Archie comics when they were younger and frequented China Garden when they weren’t heading to Dubai on vacations.

#8 Abhishek Bachchan and Goldie Behl

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The two friends bonded when their fathers worked together on projects, often getting up to mischief together. The project the two worked together on however, Drona, was not a box office success.

They were known to share a crush on Zeenat Aman and Amitabh Bachchan instructed them in Hindi as children.

#9 Tabu and Farah Khan and Sania Mirza

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The three ladies are at the top of their game and inseparable, from birthday parties for Sania Mirza to Tabu cooking biryani to lunch gatherings, the three seem to share a grounded bond that just gets stronger with time.

#10 Salman Khan and Preity Zinta

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When Preity Zinta first met and worked with the star, she was allegedly quite nervous. However, he has been known to help her during her financial crisis. Zinta has often called him a lifelong friend. Despite Salman Khan being a divisive figure for audiences, many among the fraternity vouch for his generosity and shyness.

Especially Sanjay Dutt, whose friendship with the star is one of the most enduring and yet least publicized of them all.

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