Indian TV 2014: Power of Two!


Mumbai, Dec. 26 -- Most TV shows tend to have a romantic track, and fans keenly follow the various twists and turns in the love stories of their favourite on-screen couples. In order to ensure that their pairing is a success, the actor and actress must ensure that they have great chemistry. We look at the most talked-about TV couples of 2014, and ask the actors about their pairing.



Diya Aur Baati Hum is the love story of sweetmaker who supports his wife's dream to become an IPS officer. Sooraj (Anas Rashid) and Sandhya's (Deepika Singh) love and trust in each other has connected with the audiences as it is a relatable premise.


The makers of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah pride themselves on the fact that they haven't shown a leap in the story, as well as for the lead pair, Jetha (Dilip Joshi) and Daya's (Disha Vakhani) cute, loveable bond.


He was a servant who fell in love with his master's daughter. Ranveer's (Shakti Arora) longing for Ishaani (Radhika Madan) and their playful banter works well in Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi.


Ashish Sharma's chemistry with Sanaya Irani was electrifying in Rangrasiya, which ended in September. Their characters, Rudra and Paro, got off on the wrong foot, but they fell in love nonetheless. In an earlier interview to HT Cafe, Ashish said, "If two actors can communicate well during a scene, it makes for good chemistry. Just hanging around and chatting on the sets doesn't matter."


We've seen story tracks where the middle class girl puts up with her rich boyfriend's high handedness, but Arzoo (Shivya Pathania) holds her own in front of Sahir (Harshad Chopda) in the show Humsafars. The clash of their opinions also adds drama. "The detailing in our scenes and the nuances given to our characters make their chemistry work," says Harshad.


Paridhi Sharma and Rajat Tokas, who play the title characters in the show Jodha Akbar, are not good friends, but they make for a good pair on screen. The story track began with them having a love-hate relationship, with the duo eventually falling in love. Paridhi recently told a daily, "We are professionals. Rajat is a very dedicated, hardworking actor."


Their cute fights, banter and lingering gazes towards each other have won Karan Patel and Divyanka Tripathi many fans for their chemistry on Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. "Raman and Ishita are not a regular romantic couple. They fight like cats and dogs, but still have a lot of affection. Fans have even told me that their husbands are like Raman," says Divyanka.


Zain (Harshad Arora) and Aliya (Preetika Rao)'s chemistry had a lot of elements, be it attraction, mischief or a cocky attitude that soon developed into love in Beintehaa, which went off air in November. Their issues, fights, dares and attempts to be one up the other worked well for their chemistry.


Their squabbles and good-humoured conversations have made Abhi (Shabbir Ahulwalia) and Pragya's (Sriti Jha) romance in Kumkum Bhagya a hit, despite the romantic angle developing very slowly. Sriti says, "I can't define why our chemistry works, but what makes it easy is the fact that we are great friends and have so much fun off screen. Shabbir is an awesome person."