Unarguably, star power is extremely crucial to the entertainment industry. Believe it or not, star power drives a film’s commercial success, especially in India. Right casting for the appropriate content together could do wonders and film-maker Sajid Nadiadwala understands it the best possible way. Sajid Nadiadwala is popularly regarded as the king of Franchises however there is a lot more to it. Over these past years, Sajid Nadiadwala has established strong relationships within the industry. He has also nurtured various talents and enhanced their potential in terms of productivity like Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon, and Ahan Shetty. There have been multiple instances where he has brought a pair of actors that no one could have ever imagined would collaborate. The end result of which has always been favorable for him and proves his stake and goodwill in the industry.
1. Waqt Hamara Hai:
Waqt Hamara Hai released on 2nd July 1993 starring Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty as the leads. The duo has done round about 16 films together however India’s one of the top producers Sajid Nadiadwala was the first one to feature them together in 1993.
2. Andolan :
Andolan was released on 3rd March 1995 starring Govinda and Sanjay Dutt as the leads. The duo has been one of the most successful and iconic pair in Hindi film industry and has given enormous hits together. They did many successful blockbuster films together Andolan being one of them.
4. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi :
Released on 30th July 2004, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi featured Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra and the movie marked the first collaboration of Salman and Akshay together. After Mujhse Shaadi Karogi they collaborated on a few other projects too however 2004 was when we saw them together for the first time. We are sure it wouldn’t have been any difficult task for Bollywood’s one of the top producer Sajid Nadiadwala, for whom both are his close buddies.
4. Heyy Babyy :
Released on 24th August 2007, Heyy Baby featured Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh and Fardeen Khan as the leads. More interestingly this was the first time when we saw Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh collaborating together for a film. The duo is known for various films that they have done together especially the Housefull franchise and their comic timings and chemistry is highly appreciated. It was on the sets of Heyy Babyy that the idea of the Housefull franchise was sown by the Masterminds – Sajid Nadiadwala & Akshay Kumar.
5. Dishoom :
Released on 29th July 2016, Dishoom was Rohit Dhawan’s directorial debut featuring John Abraham and Varun Dhawan as the leads. Nobody could have ever imagined the pairing of Varun Dhawan and John Abraham and when the news broke out everyone was happily surprised and that added to the blissful experience of watching the film.