They are an okay onscreen couple, although I still find them more like brother and sister than a romantic couple. However, they are really well-matched in songs! Both with moderate dancing ability but a lot of hard work and energy onscreen.
First movie together! Asoka, with Kareena still in baby fat and Shahrukh playing the dangerous warrior brought in by her spunky innocence. They have a sexy in love song, “Roshni Se”.
And they have a flirty in the market place song with bright colors and eyes meeting, “O Re Kanchi”
And of course there is the stalkery first meeting! “San Sanana”
This was followed by Shahrukh playing her big brother in K3G. Only one song together, the big family number “Bole Chudiyan”.
Next time they were together, it was very much NOT a family occasion, Kareena seducing him in “Yeh Mere Dil”. Kind of a weird redo of the Asoka songs, once again she is the innocent sexy young thing enticing the dangerous Shahrukh, only it’s much darker from both sides.
I must not be the only person who likes Shahrukh and Kareena in songs together, after the one off in Don they have another one off Billu, “Marjaani”
And then a return to being official co-stars in a movie with a really great dance soundtrack, Ra.One. Before the movie came out, “Chammak Challo” was the biggest news, and it is great and fun.
But “Criminal” was the little surprise bonus treat, a dangerously catching little tune.
And when I listen to the soundtrack, it is “Dildara” that I love the best.
Huh. Looking at these as a whole, there is kind of a pattern to them. It tends to be a dynamic of Kareena dancing harder and more while Shahrukh admires. And there is still the feeling of her being fresh and young and him being enticed, even in “Marjaani” she is the enthusiastic actress while he is playing the somewhat blase but hard working actor.
Anyway, my favorites! Ranked in order:
“Yeh Mera Dil”
“O Re Kanchi”
Now, what are your favorites? What feels special to you? What do you like?