The world of Bollywood is not always about scandals and gupshup. If you look closely, you will find bonds of love as well, not only romantic kinds but also brother-sisterly love. This Raksha Bandhan, we take a look at those celebs, who are not born as siblings, yet who bound by the thread of love. In other words, Bollywood heroines and their rakhi brothers.
Katrina Kaif and Arjun Kapoor
Not many know that Kats and Arjun share a brother-sister equation! It all started five years back, when Salman Khan introduced the actress to Arjun, and that’s when Kats tied him a rakhi. However, the rakhi tradition wasn’t religiously followed by Katrina.
In recent interviews, Arjun was quoted as saying, “Katrina always threatens to be my rakhi sister, but I completely deny that… she pressurises me to do it… She made me do it once, literally, at gunpoint.”
At a bash thrown by Arjun Kapoor, a few years ago, which was also attended by Katrina, it was pretty evident that the duo’s relation is still going strong.
Bipasha Basu and John Abraham’s make up man
For over four years, Bong babe Bipasha Basu tied rakhi to exbeau John Abraham’s makeup man, Venky. Bips revealed, “Though I’ve no brother of my own, I’ve a lot of cousins. But they all live far away. So I could never feel like a true sister on Raksha Bandhan. The only person I tie a Rakhi to is Venky, John’s makeup man every year for the last four years. He’s my only brother at the moment.”
Well, now that the couple are no more together, we are not very sure if this bond is still continuing.
Gauri Khan and Sajid Khan
There was a time in 2012, when Shahrukh Khan was steadily losing his friends and supporters in the industry, including Arjun Rampal and Karan Johar. Amidst all this, he managed to have won back at least one of his close friends – Farah Khan, all thanks to Sajid Khan who played a key role in bringing together the two estranged friend.
In midst of all this, Sajid revealed that SRK’s wife Gauri Khan is his rakhi sister. “We all are like one family. Gauri ties me rakhi, and calls me brother,” he said.
Kareena Kapoor and Karan Johar
There is a lot more to Kareena-Karan’s friendship. Bebo, who sometimes miss having a brother, considers KJO her rakhi bro. “Karan isn’t like my brother, he is my brother,” insists Kareena. On the other hand, Karan says, “Yes, I would’ve loved to have a younger sister like Bebo. She is mad, spontaneous, impulsive, honest and makes me laugh. I don’t like normal people who don’t have a sense of humour and who are not stupid and funny, the way Bebo is. She totally makes the cut of what I would’ve liked my younger sister to be.”
Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar’s best friend
Shilpa Shetty doesn’t really miss having a brother in her life, as she considers her baby sister Shamita a tomboy. Hoever, she does have a rakhi bro too. And guess who he is? Well the rakhi bro is none other than her ex beau Akshay Kumar’s best friend Ajay Virmani.
The actress said, few years ago, “For many years now I’ve made Ajay Virmani (Akshay Kumar’s best friend in Canada) my rakhi brother. And though my equation with those around him has changed, I continue to religiously send him a raakhi every year. This year has no different. Thank God for certain relationships that never change! The bhai-bahen rishta is one such.”