The era of love triangles is slowly returning to Bollywood. The idea of one man with two heroines or one woman with two heroes has always been a pet subject for Bollywood filmmakers.
Recent Karan Johar directed film ‘Student Of The Year’ where the leading lady Alia Bhatt is wooed by Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra. They fought till the end for the girl. Varun didn’t get the girl, but now he has to choose between the two girls he has in the film ‘Main Tera Hero’ where Ileana D’Cruz and Nargis Fakhri are fighting for his attention in the David Dhawan directed film.
Last year, two films – ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ and ‘Murder 3’ had the triangular love idea.
‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ saw Sushant Singh Rajput romance Parineeti Chopra as well as debutante actress Vaani Kapoor. This Maneesh Sharma directed film was based on the confusion called marriage.
The romantic thriller film ‘Murder 3’ directed by Vishesh Bhatt also saw Randeep Hooda romance Aditi Rao Hydari and Sara Loren.
2012 saw many such films. The Homi Adjania directed ‘Cocktail’ saw Saif Ali Khan getting confused between Deepika Padukone and debutante Diana Penty after romancing both of them and chasing skirts.
The Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Barfi!’ saw Priyanka Chopra and debutant Ileana D’Cruz play female lead roles, even though Anurag Basu kept the story different from routine love triangles. Ranbir played a deaf and mute character, while Priyanka played a mentally challenged girl.
Sunny Leone made her film debut with ‘Jism 2’ and had to choose between Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh and all of them died in the film with no one getting anyone.
Emraan Hashmi has been seen romancing many women and he got the chance to kiss both debutante Esha Gupta as well as Bipasha Basu in this Vikram Bhatt directed film ‘Raaz 3’.
Shah Rukh Khan is called the King of Romance and he was also the part of a love triangle – Yash Chopra’s swansong – ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. SRK romanced both his leading ladies from the film – Katrina Kaif as well as Anushka Sharma. This was the first time Katrina was paired opposite SRK, while Anushka had done ‘Rab Ne Banadi Jodi’ with him. Perhaps that’s why Kat gets SRK in the end.
We do think that a few good love triangles are the need of the hour in Bollywood and we need to get back to the good old days of romance.