Baar Baar Dekho, Noor and more: Love triangles are back in Bollywood

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From Katrina Kaif-Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Baar Baar Dekho to Ranbir Kapoor-Anushka Sharma-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Noor, most of the upcoming big-budget films involve love triangles.

Love triangles have been out of fashion in Bollywood for more than decade. It was in the 90s and 80s that we saw Amitabh Bachchan and Vinod Khanna fight over Rakhee (Muqaddar Ka Sikander, 1978) or Akshay Kumar and Suneil Shetty struggle for Shilpa Shetty’s affection (Dhadkan, 2000) onscreen.

We take a look at such films that will hit the screens this year:

Baar Baar Dekho

Releasing in September, the romantic drama will feature Sidharth, Katrina and Sayani Gupta. Directed by Nitya Mehra, the film has been co-produced by Dharma Productions and Excel Entertainment.

Happy Bhag Jaayegi

Co-produced by Aanand L. Rai and Krishika Lulla, the film is set for an August release. The Mudassar Aziz directorial stars Ali Fazal, Abhay Deol and Diana Penty.


The film revolves around actress Sonakshi Sinha’s character -- a journalist. Comedian Kanan Gill and actor Purab Kohli will be playing her love interests. The film, directed by Sunhil Sippy, is an adaptation of the novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me!.


Written by Anand L. Rai, the love triangle is between actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar and Vicky Kaushal in the film. Releasing this September, the movie is based in Punjab.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Featuring Ranbir, Anushka, Aishwarya, Saif Ali Khan and Fawad Khan, the film has been directed and produced by Karan Johar. It will release in October.