Friends are an integral part of us. Each one of them brings a different kind of shine in our lives. Be it bringing clarity to our dilemmas or just picking us up and cheering us on days that we may feel gloomy; friends are the real spice of life! There have been innumerable movies and shows on friendships, but a dialogue from a recent Bollywood film that truly reflects friendship is, “Pyaar mein junoon hai, par dosti mein sukoon hai.” It is true! The love and peace that we find in someone’s camaraderie are priceless! So, this Friendship’s Day we commemorate true friendship by compiling some of &TV’s famous on-screen and off-screen duos and trios!
If Dil Chahta Hai were a full power comedy film, Tika-Malkhan-Tillu, the TMT of &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai’s would be the perfect stars of it! They are hilarious together and merely inseparable! Talking about TMT’s bond, Deepesh Bhan who plays Malkhan, says, “Tika-Malkhan-Tillu (TMT) are best friends in the show, more like partners in crime. Good, bad, whatever it is, they are in it together. That is the dynamic bonding of TMT! When I first met Vaibhav (Tika) and Salim (Tillu), I never thought the three of us would become such thick friends! I guess it was due to our characters that our on-screen chemistry spilled onto our real lives as well. From sharing screen space to pulling some or the other pranks on each other off-screen, we have grown onto each other. Love my brothers, Tika and Tillu and here is wishing them a Happy Friendships Day! TMT ki tri-jodi amar rahe!”
&TV’s Gudiya from Gudiya Humari Sabhi Pe Bhari, Sarika Bahroliya, feels fortunate to have found a best friend in her co-actor Shweta Rajput who plays her sister in law Sweety in the show. Talking about their friendship, Sarika shares, “Sweety is Gudiya’s best bhabhi! Gudiya has her unique quips and quirks to life and often gets into trouble. But Sweety bhabhi covers up for her. They share a sweet and sour bonding as Sweety also shows Gudiya her place when she is wrong. Shweta and I have bonded from day one of Gudiya Humari Sabhi Pe Bhari. It just feels like we are one unit. She is elder to me, but our friendship transcends work and shooting.”
Sarika further adds, “During the lockdown, I used to feel so anxious, but Shweta was always just a call away! I could call her anytime without any obligation. I would say I am lucky to have found such an amazing soul as my best friend because only a few people find friends in a completely different city amidst a different culture than your hometown. Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Friendships Day from Shweta and me!”
Happu Ki Ultan Paltan has seen many friendships flourishing. Two such great bonds of friendships are of Happu-Benny and Kamlesh-Kat. Essayed by Yogesh Tripathi and Vishwanath Chatterjee respectively, Happu-Benny share a Khatta-Meetha friendship; In contrast, Kamlesh-Kat essayed by Sanjay Choudhary and Ashan Kishore respectively, are lovers in the show. However, friendship was their stepping stone to love. Both the duos share an exceptional bond, both on-screen and off-screen.
Talking about finding a friend in Benny (Vishwanath Chatterjee), Yogesh Tripathi, the Happu of &TV’s Happu Ki Ultan Paltan says, “Benny is Happu’s go-to person, and Benny on the other hand always gives Happu unsolicited advice which mostly proves to be a huge blunder! Yet, Happu and Benny are the thickest of friends, with their periodic individual differences. Off-camera, Vishwanath and I are total mastikhors! We are always up to something! The days we shoot together, someone or the other will be pranked! I think friendship is just that, having immense fun together! Vishwanath is a wonderful human being, and I hope our friendship goes on for years to come!”
Ashna Kishore aka Kat, Happu Singh’s eldest daughter in the show, talks about her equation with Kamlesh (Sanjay Choudhary), says, “Kamlesh and Kat are boyfriend-girlfriend who study in the same college. They are always conversing in English because they feel like they are at Oxford University. But both alike speak awful English (laughs). We are always in splits while shooting these sequences. Off-screen, Sanjay and I are the best of friends. We spend a lot of time in between shots – chatting, joking, rehearsing, some days sharing a meal, etc. There’s never a dull moment with him! Yes, on-screen we play a couple, but kehte hai na dosti hi pyaar ki pehli manzil hoti hai. It all begins with friendship. Here’s wishing my comrade in arms, Sanjay a very Happy Friendship’s Day!”
Watch your favourite friendship duos and trios every Monday-Friday from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM only on &TV!