Quick Discussion Post: Multi-starrers, how do we rank the heroes as potential husbands? Amar Akbar Anthony to Kabhi Alveda Na Kehna

It’s Monday, I feel the need for a distraction from work.  And anonymous and I have just been discussing an important issue that I feel deserves the full attention of us all: Is Jimmy Shergill or Jugal Hansraj better in Mohabbatein?  And, on the other end, is Uday Chopra or Amitabh worse?  This made me realize that we really need to hash this out for multiple films.

This is ranking characters, not actors (although you can rank actors if you want, how would I know?).  So only within these movies, what order would you put these characters as potential life partners?

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Amar Akbar Anthony

  1. Amitabh
  2. Vinod Khanna
  3. Rishi Kapoor

For me,

  1. Vinod: Handsome, tall, police officer, wins the fight against Amitabh
  2. Rishi: famous singer, cute, romantic, light hearted, good to his adopted father
  3. Amitabh: A criminal!!!!  And a drunk!!!  Of course he is last


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  1. Amitabh
  2. Shahrukh
  3. Jimmy Shergill
  4. Uday Chopra
  5. Jugal Hansraj

For me,

  1.  Jugal Hansraj: sweet, sensitive, hardworking, loyal, forgiving
  2. Jimmy Shergill: willing to break the bonds of society
  3. Shahrukh: cute, but a little bit insane
  4. Everyone else in the film
  5. Uday Chopra
  6. Everyone else in the world
  7. Amitabh Bachchan, sadistic high school principal


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Kabhi Alveda Na Kehna

  1. Shahrukh
  2. Abhishek
  3. Amitabh
  4. Arjun Rampal


For me,

  1. Arjun Rampal: supportive, patient, good job
  2. Abhishek: a few anger issues, but very loving and tall and a good provider
  3. Amitabh: kind of gross, but a good husband in the past
  4. Shahrukh: terrible partner, anger issues and violence issues and all around horrible.  Plus, under employed.


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Hum Saath Saath Hain

  1. Salman Khan
  2. Mohnish Behl
  3. Alok Nath
  4. Saif Ali Khan


For me,

  1.  Mohnish Behl: kind, self-deprecating, good at his job, and with an interesting face
  2. Alok Nath: blindly supportive, a good provider, very large nice house
  3. Saif Ali Khan: cheerful, happy, low maintanance
  4. Salman Khan: terrible with money, way too shy, and would bring lots of mother-in-law problems

21 thoughts on “Quick Discussion Post: Multi-starrers, how do we rank the heroes as potential husbands? Amar Akbar Anthony to Kabhi Alveda Na Kehna

  1. Totally agree with your list for Kabhi Alveda Na Kehna this was my least favorite Srk character of all time bleh partly why this film was so annoying for me plus Arjun Ramal is so hot above everyone else xD


    • Absolutely. Preity and Abhishek’s white wife won the jackpot, Rani took consolation prize. Except that she was actually in love with Shahrukh, which I guess makes all the difference.


      • I ended up feeling so bad for Preity like she was actually putting in effort and trying to be a good wife but Srk was always so angry to her for no reason. Plus Rani was annoying too like Abhishek was a good husband types. Good thing her and srk ended up together their personalities match perfectly. Funny how this movie made me hate the protagonists the most.


        • For a general affair-positive film, it did a good job of showing that we can sympathize with the reasons Rani and Shahrukh fell in love and want them to be together, but still acknowledge that Preity and Abhishek have the moral high ground and are just generally better people than their spouses.


  2. KANK
    Am I the only one to not really like Preity in KANK? As annoying as Rani and SRK were, Preity was also not fault-less in my opinion, she seemed a little cold and distant (or maybe its the way Preity played the character). Only liked Abhishek in the movie. He was definitely not perfect, very human. I do feel if they had gone n with an older actress instead of Rani (like Karan wanted to do initially with Kajol), we would’ve gotten a better idea of the breakdown of that marriage.

    Jimmy Shergill 🙂 – I thought he was great, Jugal was nice but toooo nice. UdayC was ok, didn’t really care for the couple too much. SRK is second to last cos i thought he was a really weird teacher. I always felt the movie suffered from everyone trying to act like SRK.
    And Amitabh of course is last (and out of the list if at all).


    • SRK was such a weird teacher! They didn’t even have a classroom, or scheduled classes. How did that work? He just stood in the gazebo all day waiting to see if someone showed up? Did you have to buy your own instruments or did the school provide them? What if they got wet (because again, GAZEBO)? And what if you just wanted to learn music and instead were stuck listening to this old guy drone on and on and ON about Love-with-a-capital-L?


  3. Yes!! Gazebo was the best! Apparently Randhir Kapoor asked KJo what exactly the weather of the place was cos SRK was in turtle necks, Amitabh Bachchan in long coats and the girls were in short skirts (this is from a KwK episode). My fav comment!!


  4. Saif befor Salman in HSSH? No way! His character was sooooo anoying and over-acted. He was like little child on drugs. Salman was shy, but he laved his family very much and was able to renounce the chair for his half-brother.
    So for me th list would be:
    4.Being single

    the same as you

    I have wiped out almost all memory of this movie, but as far as I remember – being single would be the answer 😉

    Adding: K3G
    1. Alok
    3. Hrithik
    4. Amitabh (but only for money)


    • Being Single is a tempting choice. I think that might be my vote for Dil Dhadakne Do. What do you think? Farhan, Anil, Ranveer, or Rahul Bose? Farhan is too cheerful for me, Anil is a cheater, Ranveer is way too energetic and impulsive, and Rahul is a terrible listener.

      I don’t think there is any amount of money that would tempt me to marry Amitabh in K3G.

      On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 4:09 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • DDD
        The first and only man I would marry from DDD is Farhan. Good looking, good listener, free spirit, intelligent, children love him. He has all you need in a man.


        • I don’t know, the way he jumps around during the title song? I don’t need that at my parties! I want the guy sitting in the corner doing nothing. Perhaps I was not meant to marry a Punjabi.

          On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 10:48 PM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



          • Are you talking about the song where everyone is jumping & dancing ? God, how you pick on Ranveer😂😂Brooding guy maybe a tough ask in a Bollywood film unless it’s an Ajay Devgan movie.


          • He doesn’t have to brood, I just don’t want him to be all exhausting at parties. Arwind Swamy, still the gold standard of husband, I feel like he would be in the kitchen helping the hostess serve food and bringing his wife a drink without her even needing to ask for it. Or Mohnish Bahl. Or Alok Nath. Good husbands.

            On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 7:31 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  5. Sorry to disagree but the only real flesh and blood character in Kabi Alvida is SRK!
    Hurt by the indifference of a glossy self adoring wife; hurt physically by an accident, humiliated by the loss of his sporting achievements and deeply in love with another man’s wife he is torn by jealousy but ready to the utmost sacrifice to preserve her marriage, (and his too by the way)
    Grumpy, nervous and over reacting he will be a difficult, passionate, demanding companion for a lifetime of joys and somersaults! No risk of boredom with such a man!


    • I agree completely! Dev had an entire life planned out~one he had obviously worked very hard for. In a heartbeat everything was taken away from him. He was FAR from perfect but he was both real & believable. Rishi was a child & his father was a disgusting sleaze (perfect casting in my opinion) Rhea was consumed by ambition & utterly clueless. Maya made a bad decision to marry out of a sense of duty and was stuck with the consequences, but never really tried (that I could see) to make things work on anything but the most superficial level. The only person I really LIKED in the entire film was Dev’s mother.


      • Agree Erica, Indeed Dev’s mother is special as all quintessentials mothers Kirron Kherr gives life; as in Fanaa one for all.
        Now Dev: I really like him because he is our fellow human; scorched, deceived, embittered but not beaten. He fails and falls but rises and moves on limping as best as he can through life.
        I only fear Maya (Illusion on the hindu pantheon) will try to keep him too much on the rails, net and clean, again a recipe for disaster…


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