The rakhi bond in Bollywood
Bollywood’s lore is not just about stories of scandal and gossip, but also, sometimes, about bonds of love. This Raksha Bandhan, we take a look at those in Bollywood not born as siblings, but who’ve formed brother-sister relationships that have survived the test of time.
Apparently, Arjun Kapoor was introduced to Katrina Kaif some five years ago by Salman Khan. That’s when she tied him a rakhi, but she apparently didn’t follow it up. However, 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.”
We’re not sure if this bond will survive, but Bipasha Basu, for over four years, tied rakhi to ex-beau John Abraham’s makeup man, Venky. However, post the break-up, will Venky’s muhboli behen still tie him a rakhi remains to be seen.
Earlier this year, when Sajid Khan salvaged the friendship between sister Farah and friend Shah Rukh, he said that they were one big family, and revealed that Gauri Khan ties him a rakhi.
Even though she has no real brother, in an interview a few months ago, Bebo had told us that she counts designer Manish Malhotra as one.