Picture Perfect: Aaradhya and AbRam’s Candid Moment Resonates with the Timeless Charm of Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai in ‘Josh’
Recently, a picture of Aaradhya Bachchan and AbRam Khan has captured the internet’s attention, drawing striking parallels to the memorable pairing of their superstar parents, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, in the cult film ‘Josh.’ This delightful snapshot has sparked a wave of reminiscence, with fans and cinephiles alike reflecting on the magic of ‘Josh’ and the enduring charm of Bollywood’s power couples.
The viral image features Aaradhya Bachchan, daughter of Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, alongside AbRam Khan, the youngest scion of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan. The uncanny resemblance between the young duo and their famous parents has ignited a sense of nostalgia among fans who fondly recall the 2000 film ‘Josh,’ in which Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan shared the screen.
An Instagram fan page devoted to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has created a collage juxtaposing a scene from the film “Josh” where Aishwarya is seen embracing Shah Rukh Khan, alongside the recent viral picture of Aaradhya and AbRam. At the annual day event of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Shah Rukh Khan, accompanied by his wife Gauri, daughter Suhana, and mother-in-law Savita Chhibber, proudly constituted AbRam’s cheer squad. In the viral video, AbRam can be seen recreating his father Shah Rukh Khan’s iconic pose. “Give me a hug, I love hugs,” little AbRam says during his performance. Shah Rukh Khan can be seen clapping and smiling after watching his son’s performance on stage. (here)
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Meanwhile, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, beaming with pride, was spotted capturing her daughter’s performance on her phone. The heartwarming video has been widely shared by numerous fan pages dedicated to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan across social media platforms. Aaradhya garnered not only applause from the audience but also a resounding shout-out from her grandfather, Amitabh Bachchan. An excerpt from his blog entry read, “I shall be with you shortly… Busy getting over the concert at Aaradhya’s school and her performance…Such a delight and a moment of pride for all of us…A complete natural on stage the little one – well not little anymore.” (here)
Echoes of ‘Josh’:
‘Josh,’ directed by Mansoor Khan, was a coming-of-age action drama that left an indelible mark on Bollywood enthusiasts. Released in 2000, the film showcased the charismatic on-screen chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played Max and Shirley, leaders of rival street gangs in Goa. The movie was not only known for its high-octane action sequences but also for its memorable music and the sizzling chemistry between the lead pair.
The Generational Connect:
As Aaradhya and AbRam’s picture circulated across social media platforms, fans couldn’t help but draw parallels between the innocence and camaraderie portrayed by their parents in ‘Josh’ and the genuine connection shared by the young star kids. Bollywood has always been a world where legacies are passed down, and this photograph serves as a beautiful testament to the generational continuity within the industry.
Published by HOLR Magazine.