When asked to say what special plans Abhishek Bachchan had for his sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda for Rakshabandhan, Abhishek Bachchan said, “We don’t need a special day of the year to feel a special bonding between us. It’s there all the time.”
This more or less sums up the way most of the Bollywood’s most famous brothers feel about their sisters, whether it is Shah Rukh Khan for his elder sister Shehnaz Lalarukh, Hrithik Roshan for his sister Sunaina or Akshay Kumar for his darling behna Alka. For these three star-sisters, life has not been easy. Each has been through major traumatic experiences. But, their star-brothers have stood by them rock-solid dependable.
“He doesn’t have time to be playing bhaiya-behna with me. But if I need him, he’ll leave everything and come to me. That’s the kind of assurance I need and get from my brother,” Krishna Shroff says about Tiger Shroff, whom she describes as the most dependable brother in the world.
Actresses, who are known to be especially close to their brothers, include Aishwarya Rai Bachchan whose brother Aditya is so close to her that his child and Aishwarya’s Aaradhya have grown up as siblings. Says Aishwarya, “My brother and I are very similar. But, he is a very private person which I can’t afford to be. We try as much as we can to keep him away from the limelight.” What really helps the Rai siblings to preserve their closeness is Aishwarya’s husband Abhishek who is not only very close to Aditya but also ensures that the children of the two siblings meet as often as possible.
While Aishwarya’s brother Aditya and Priyanka Chopra’s kid-brother Siddharth Chopra have chosen to make a career and life away from their superstar-sister’s world, Anushka Sharma has incepted a production house for her brother Karnesh Sharma which he looks after.
Rani Mukerji’s brother Raja is also a producer.Wisely; Rani has chosen to keep her brother away from her husband Aditya Chopra’s empire Yash Raj Films. Mallika Sherawat and Kangana Ranaut’s brothers Vikram and Akshit, respectively, are seen taking interest off and in their star-sisters’ career.
Manisha Koirala’s brother Siddharth, was in Mumbai 11 years ago, to follow his sister’s career in cinema. When things didn’t work out in Bollywood for Siddharth, he quickly gravitated towards making a career away from cinema in his home in Nepal.
Says Manisha affectionately, “Siddharth is the most amazing brother anyone can have. When I was going through cancer treatment, he stood by me rock-solid. I have the optimum respect for the kind of human being that he is. I want to see him smiling every single day of the year, and not just on Rakshabandhan.”