It’s Friendship Day! What Famous Real Life Celebrity Friendships Make You Happiest?

Happy Friendship Day! According to the made up holiday calendars by which florists live their lives and therefore just sent me an email alerting me!

Okay, we are going to be non-cynical and assume all of these friendships are as real as they appear. In this case, I think of “non-cynical” as also “reasonable intelligent people”. Why can’t celebrities have sincere friendships? They are human too, right?


25 years and counting, co-parenting each other’s children and each other’s business, closeness and distance in an ebb and flow that never touches the commitment at the heart of things, and they are adorable together.

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Childhood acquaintances if not close friends, turned friends as adults. Hrithik put his career on the line again an again to star in Farhan’s movies. And when Hrithik went public with his abuse by Kangana, Farhan put his public identity as a feminist on the line to support him. Seemingly very different people, one articulate and outgoing and seeking the limelight while the other prefers to hide away and let others speak for him, they balance each other.

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Surprisingly short friendship for how strong it feels, they met on the set of Raanjhanaa in 2013 an became instant friends. They worked together again in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and began the long process of making Sonam’s dream project, a movie about 4 female friends starring her and Swara. They defend each other mutually from twitter trolls, Sonam postponed her wedding two months so that Swara could attend, and they seem truly happy to be together in every photo.

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Friends of over 40 years, starting when they were all young actresses. They tried to get Nanda and Asha married, and failed (Nanda tragically with the suicide of her fiance Manmohan Desai), the rest of them are happy wives and mothers and grandmothers with their own families, but they still get together regularly, in private and public, to chat and laugh and remember old days.

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Okay, which of these friendships makes you happiest? Or do you have another contender?


12 thoughts on “It’s Friendship Day! What Famous Real Life Celebrity Friendships Make You Happiest?

    • Aren’t they delightful? And mostly private, Nanda I think was agoraphobic so when she was alive, the girl gang mostly met at her apartment. No photographers, no dressing up, none of that. Meaning they are far better friends and far more regular get togethers then we know.

      On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 9:17 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  1. Came here to say Ranveer/Arjun. but Courtney beat me to the punch! They’re really fun together.

    Asha did a really interesting interview a while back about living her whole life single and confirmed: you don’t need a partner if you’ve got your girls.


    • I have Asha’s biography sitting on my shelf and still haven’t read it. This is making me think I really should.

      On Sun, Aug 2, 2020 at 9:24 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. I would also add Sonali Bendre and Suzanne Khan (there are two others in their group but I don’t think they are celebrities). They all few out to visit and be with Sonali in the U.S. when she was sick. And in general, they just seem they have been through thick and thin together.


    • Awww, that’s sweet! I knew Sonali’s husband was besties with Abhishek, but I had no idea who her friends were. Kind of sad now that I think about it, not knowing.

      On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 9:21 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. I love my girl gang so I vote for the ladies! We call ourselves the cul-de-sac crew. Virtually. We don’t live in a cul-se-sac together, nor do any of us individually live in a cul-de-sac. But we pretend we do. And one has moved out of town. Kirsty-Rachel-Radhika-Chaza-Laura for the win! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


    • You should get together with Waheeda-Asha-Helen-Sandhana’s girl gang!

      On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 2:52 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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