TGIF: Bachelors and Bachelorettes! Match Them Up or Pick One For Yourself!

This was VERY VERY difficult to research!!!!  Not as much information as I would wish on relationship status of the famous.  I decided not to include people who were married, or engaged, or in that all-but-engaged level like Rajkummar or Varun.  But just dating someone like Ranbir and Alia, fair game!  And I know I probably missed people (Arjun Rampal now divorced, Sushmita Sen never married, Tabu, etc). I am posting this earlier than the usual TGIF just so we all have time to make full careful considerations and decisions.

Most eligible bachelors of Hindi Film:

Salman Khan

Pros: Very powerful, very rich, old and low energy, you get to live with his family

Cons: Old with a lot of baggage and illnesses, comes with a ton of papparazzi attention, and you have to live with his family

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Ranbir Kapoor

Pros: Very connected family, very attractive, still pretty young, successful career

Cons: That family! And a lot of public baggage

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Aditya Roy Kapur

Pros: Very connected family, very cool sister-in-law, seems like a laidback dude

Cons: Career’s in the doldrums, you would have to live up to Vidya Balan as your sister-in-law

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Hrithik Roshan

Pros: Very handsome, very involved father, solid career prospects

Cons: Divorced, not good at picking scripts

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Amit Sadh

Pros: Great actor, gets along well with everyone, unusual striking looks

Cons: Already had one serious public relationship which fell apart with a Punjabi actress

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Now, the Hindi Bachelorettes!

Sonakshi Sinha:

Pros: Very confident in herself, very connected in the industry, unusual beauty

Cons: Her Dad is kind of a blowhard, her career seems to have run out of steam

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Katrina Kaif

Pros: Beautiful, kind, hardworking

Cons: A bit old, and not a very good actress

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Parineeti Chopra

Pros: Famous relative, everyone seems to like her

Cons: Not that many hits, seems almost too energetic

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Now, your challenge!  Out of the 5 Hindi Bachelors and 3 Hindi Bachelorettes, who should match together?  Who should remain single?  And who should match with YOU?


I vote:

Salman.  Stay single, be an uncle to all his little nieces and nephews and make that his life, don’t try to tie down some poor girl this late.

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Ranbir-Sonakshi.  I think she could keep him in line, and he has had plenty of experience with blowhard Dads.

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Aditya-Parineeti: I know it’s not original, but I feel like she would be very happy as a connected star wife, and he would do better in his career when he has a wife at home to inspire him.

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Hrithik-Katrina.  Yes!  they have great onscreen chemistry, they are both very pretty and very private people, and I suspect she would make an amazing stepmother, very nurturing.

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Amit Sadh. Out of the great genorisity of my heart, I will take care of Amit for the world.

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Now, Southern!  I’m just gonna combine all the industries because there really aren’t enough single men in the south.  For whatever reason.  Maybe because they are so attractive the women tend to work harder to nail them down young?



Pros: He’s Prabhas!

Cons: Kind of lowkey and lowclass in his tastes, not big on the whole pursuing fame and success thing

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Ahil Akkinani

Pros: You could be Nagarjuna’s daughter-in-law!

Cons: There’s nothing to him besides Nagarjuna

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Pros: Siddharth!  Social Conscious, very talented, very handsome

Cons: Messy romantic history including a divorce

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Rana Daggubati

Pros: Tall, mascular, smart producer and connected in the industry

Cons: I guess his career could be better?

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And yet, so many Bachelorettes in the South!!!!!


Anushka Shetty

Pros: She’s Anushka! Strong, confident, powerful, talented

Cons: I guess a bit on the older side, and might be too successful if that isn’t what you want in a wife

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Pros: Multi-lingual, good dancer, long solid career behind her

Cons: Might already be in the process of a love-cum-arranged marriage to a US doctor

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Pros: Smart, talented, brave

Cons: You will have to be very brave to be worthy of her

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Sai Pallavi

Pros: Beautiful, charming, talented, great dancer, medical degree

Cons: Might be a little young and early in her career to be ready to settle down

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Manju Warrier

Pros: Everything

Cons: Lifetime of feeling inferior

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Pros: Talented, multi-lingual, close to her family

Cons: Previous engagement mysteriously ended

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For the southern folks, between pairing them up or leaving them alone or taking one for myself, I would go with:

Prabhas-Parvathy: Don’t get upset!  I know you want Pranushka to happen.  But I like this, Parvathy is strong and outspoken and needs some cover and support, Prabhas is very good at letting someone else take the lead while he sits back and supports.  Plus, I have to admit, the alliteration of the names makes me happy.


Akhil Akkineni: Stay single, give hope to the women of the world that someday they could be Nagarjuna’s daughter-in-law/Samantha’s sister-in-law

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Sai Pallavi: Mine!  I want her to be my best friend/roommate with no boys allowed.

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Tamannah: Well, I was hoping for a famous Indian movie star spouse, but if your American rumored fiance is as good as Dr. Nene or even Preity’s Mr. Goodenough, I think you should stick with him.  Or hold out for someone as good as that.

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(He’s not as good as Dr. Nene, but he’s good enough)


Siddharth-Anushka Shetty: See???  She can’t get Prabhas, but isn’t Siddharth just as good?  And I think they would look interesting together, and she could do good things with his social service programs.

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Trisha: Stay single and living with your Mom if that’s what makes you happy!  Don’t rush into any more mistaken engagements.

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Rana Daggubati-Manju Warrier: He’s tall, he’s hot, he’s smart, he’s young, and he seems like he would be a really good stepdad.  This just makes me happy.

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Okay, your turn!  Who would you put together? 

Who would you set aside for yourself? 

Who did I forget to include?


32 thoughts on “TGIF: Bachelors and Bachelorettes! Match Them Up or Pick One For Yourself!

  1. I like your hindi couples, except Ranbir, he should remain single just like Salman. Not good husband material.
    OMG Amit is so sexy on this black and white photo. I was going to chose Aditya for me, but then I saw Amit’s photo and changed my mind 😉
    Oh and Sushmita – I saw a photo of her with the daughters and some man, so maybe it’s something serious

    Southern couples:
    Rana – Parvathy
    Trisha-Siddharth (and btw isn’t hindi Siddharth single too?)
    Sai – too young fo marry
    Nagarjuna’s son – I don’t care
    Manju – don’t have idea, but somebody good and strong


    • If Ranbir is single, then so is Sonakshi. Unless you and I give up Amit to her. But I’m already sharing Amit with you, I’m not going to share him with Sonakshi too!

      I might be willing to accept your southern couples, except that I really love Manju-Prabhas. Oh! And I forgot Hindi Sid is single too! he can be with Sonakshi, and Ranbir can stay single, and you and I can have Amit all to ourselves.

      And I really hope Sushmita is dating that nice looking man!

      On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:19 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Yes, Sid & Sonakshi, and Ranbir single (no Sush for him please, she is too intelligent and badass to fall for a boy like him. + her real boyfriend look so much better)
        I leave Amit or you and will look for some bearded southener.


        • But are their any bearded southerners left? Or have all the savvy southern women snapped them up?

          On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 2:09 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. You left out a pretty big Salman con which is his history of hitting Aish. Though he’s been a very good ex to Katrina, I’ll give him that. Agree he should stay single and spare any woman from getting involved in his messy messes.

    I want Ranbir with a much older woman like Madhuri or Rekha. Yes, I know they aren’t available but he needs someone who isn’t going to buy into his pouty bs.

    Katrina isn’t a bit old! No ageism!

    Aditya-Parineeti would drag each other down, no? Two individuals on the way down career-wise can’t prop each other up to star climbing again.

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    • Ranbir and Sush? Or is he not good enough for her? She’s awesome and experienced and a single Mom to two cute little girls (well, “little”, I think the oldest is around 15 now). There’s also Tabu, but she is too good for him.

      I want Katrina to have the most amazing spectacular match of all, for a while I was going for Prince Harry. But he married someone else, so that’s out. Rahul Gandhi is still possible in India but seems unlikely. Hrithik seems good, he goes on really great vacations and has a certain stable level of stardom that he will never lose. Plus cute kids, which is a definite “pro” I think.

      But if Aditya and Pari go with someone else, they would end up in their shadow! This way, they can each shine.

      On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:51 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. I second Ranbir with an older woman. What’s Sussanne Khan doing these days? I like the idea that their understanding would be if he ever cheats on her, she has the right to hurt him. Or, that they just have an open relationship. And is she still friends with Gauri? I like the idea of Ranbir and Shah Rukh being friendly in real life.

    Prabhas is for me! Otherwise all good matches.


    • Ranbir and Shahrukh are friendly in real life, I could see them being even more friendly if their wives are friends. I kind of want Sussanne and Hrithik to get back together, but then I also just put Hrithik with Kat, so I guess that’s not happening and she is free for Ranbir.

      Poor Manju! Everyone is taking her man away from her!

      On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 12:55 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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  4. Ha, fun post. I want Kat & Aditya Roy Kapoor together. Kat can stand up to Vidya and for all of her hard working ways,she needs someone laid back & fun and goofy. Salman & Ranbir can get together and leave all the women alone. Sid M & Parineeti? Sonakshi & Amit Sadh? As for you, how would you like to take care of Vicky Kaushal?

    For the nth time-Pranushka is OFF LIMITS! And Trisha & Rana are made for each other.Apparently Trisha broke off her engagement for Rana & you want to hook her with someone else?
    Siddharth & Parvathy- both are socially conscious,opiniated,has experience in handling difficult situations.Sid is good at handling trolls and can protect her online. She can be grounding woman for him.
    Manju and Hritik? Both divorcees with children. Hritik can be the hot new guy Manju can show off to the entire state of Kerala.

    I want Vijay Sai Devarakonda for Sai Pallavi. Both are young & good at handling success & fame. She would be the calm against his restless energy.Now the most important part- both their families are Sai Baba devotees(cue the names) & nothing like shared spirituality to connect instantly. They dont need to marry immediately. Give us a South Indian couple who will date openly & give some dating goals. Even Sai Baba is bored.

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    • If Ranbir gets together with Salman, poor Ayan Mukherjee’s little heart would be broken. If he is leaving women alone, I think Ayan is the obvious choice for him. And shoot! I should have done a special version of this just for Karan! Karan needs a mate and he has made it clear that he is open to anything. If Ranbir breaks Ayan’s heart, Karan can sooth him and then they can make even more movies.

      Otherwise, I like all your suggestions except I refuse to give up Amit. Vicky Kaushal is a sad substitute.

      I like Sid and Parvathy and will accept that swap and therefore let you keep Pranushka. But I don’t know if Hrithik is good enough for Manju. If only John weren’t already married! He’s age appropriate, handsome, Hindi connected and powerful and impressive, and at heart still a Malayali. And a good handsome stepfather type. If he ever gets divorced, I am sending him straight to Manju.

      I will accept the Sai-Sai pairing. Mostly because they would be so FUN to watch as a dating couple. I am picturing a south Indian version of Dips and Ranveer, lots of PDA and mutual professional support, and then a marriage after years and years of dating.

      On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 2:14 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  5. You know who is single? Arya, and if I understood well he is doing/did a reality show to find a wife. I remember once Rakhi Sawant did something similar, but it was Rakhi, I don’t know why Arya is doing such a stupid show.


  6. This is such a fun game! I agree that Ranbir should ideally be single. If he is in a relationship, it should be with someone like Sussanne, where they just have an open relationship and party a lot – he would be a terrible terrible husband. On a tangential note, there were always lots of rumors regarding the Hrithik-Sussanne relationship and drug use. However, I was surprised that in the interview with HT Brunch, Sanjay Khan explicitly states when he is talking about Hrithik and Sussanne’s divorce “Do not be distracted… see the value of a home life, see the value of a good family, don’t think frivolously and while under the influence of alcohol or drugs….” First given how much of a puff piece this was, I was surprised this was included in it. Second, I also wonder how the “influence of alcohol and drugs” statement actually ended and what was deleted.

    Okay back to the pairings, I LOVE the idea of Salman and Kangana – there will be sooo much entertainment!! Katrina is wonderful and (definitely not too old) and should be with someone like Sidharth M. Both came from modeling, both are hard workers, both can relate to being just seen as a handsome face instead of good actors. She can help him as an actor, and he seems like a guy that will be faithful to her and support her growth. I would normally be fine with Aditya and Pari but if I were single, I might want to have one fun date/ make out session with Aditya. So, in my fantasy world, I would have had my fun with Aditya and then Pari can have him. Hrithik (whose performances I love and he is so pretty and seems like a good father but not a good husband) needs someone who is a bit insecure, completely in love with his looks, yet portrays the good “bahu” and “maa” image but I can’t think of an actor that fits that image for now. Sonakhski should be with a nice non-filmi businessman.


    • Hrithik and Shraddha Kapoor? She is so nice and young and kind, and it would stop her trying to act if she married him. And she seems like she would throw herself into the “job” of wife and stepmother whole-heartedly. And if the drugs rumors are true (somehow I always got the impression it was more Sussanne who was in trouble with them than Hrithik), Shraddha would make a nice young stable stepmother for the kids to lean on. Which would also be the best way to keep Hrithik in love and not straying, if he sees she is good for the kids.

      Let’s do it! Salman and Kangana! I picture a relationship exploding and dying within months, and then a bitter break-up aftermath that lasts the rest of their lives. One of those where the FilmFare Awards always cuts to one of them when the other wins an award, and every random quote is analyzed.

      Next best choice, Salman and Priyanka. Which would have to start with a massive drama I guess with PC canceling her wedding, and then just continue with High Drama from there.

      On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 3:16 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  7. WHAT?!?! Sidharth was married and DIVORCED!
    Was it a famous person?

    I completely gave up on Pranushka. No way that is happening. He didnt even wish her for her birthday. Plus, Saaho seems complicated and unorganzied. They were going to release a behind the scenes series, and its been weeks and only one has been released.
    ah. idk.

    Love the pairing of Sidharth and parvathy.


    • The Internet says he was married to some woman named “Meghna” from 2003-2007.

      I love the pairing of Sidharth and Parvathy too! How about Sid and Parvathy, Manju and Prabhas?


      • Manju deserves a life with no man. Dileep was such a snake and kudos for her for respectfully leaving him when she felt unwanted. Kavya is pregnant, so her daughter is going to be busy being a big sister. She tends to be with her father, and even if manju needs someone, I would prefer someone her age; prithiraj’s age. Someone to keep her young and hustling. Prabhas seems to be too laid back and uncaring to initiate anything. Manju needs a rest and a supportive husband.

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        • You know there’s always two sides to the story right? I’m no fan of Dileep & completely abhor his unethical business practises & stupid,misogynist films. But he had mentioned that the reasons for their divorce is a public document available for anyone to check and that he isn’t choosing to make it public for the sake of his daughter.I cannot imagine why a teenager would choose to stay with the father if he cast aside her mother for another woman. She looks positively happy with the father & his new wife Theres also no public interactions seen between Manju & her daughter in all the years since divorce.Not even a picture of them together. Of course that doesn’t mean that they aren’t talking in private but it’s very strange that the picture being presented is a daughter strongly on the father’s & step mother’s side while the mother-voluntarily or otherwise-isnt anywhere near the girl & doesn’t even make any attempt to be with her. It’s not like Manju is an unknown woman who can be oppressed & made to disappear or coerced. Manju can choose whoever she wants to & deserves happiness on her own terms but this picture of a victimized woman sidelined by her husband & daughter doesn’t gel fully.


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