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Sridevi and the (other) Kapoors

The rumour in Bollywood was that Sridevi and Boney Kapoor began seeing each other from the time he produced the now-iconic Mr. India, which had Anil Kapoor, Boney’s brother, in the lead. By the 90s, Sridevi and Anil Kapoor were a big hit pair onscreen, and by that time, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor had also become a hit pair off it. Anil and Sridevi did around 10 films together, the last one as a pair being Judaai in 1997, a good one year after Boney had officially tied the knot with her.

Five problematic pairings we've seen on celluloid

The internet is an amazing place for surprises. Recently, Kamal Haasan and his daughter Shruthi Haasan- both apart from being actors, are also trained singers- crooned together at a grand musical function to honour music director Ilaiyaraja. The duo sang the hit number Ninaivo Oru Paravai from Kamal’s blockbuster from the late 70s, Sigappu Rojakkal (remade in Hindi as ‘Red Rose’ with Rajesh Khanna in the lead).

The father and daughter belting out a love duet, however, kicked up a storm on an online music forum. A few argued that it was just a film song and the two were merely parroting the words as any two professionals would do. But a few others found it unsavoury that a sensuous romance number was jointly voiced by two singers who share a dad-daughter relationship.

As controversies go, it was low key. But the outrage did ring a bell about a few other contentious on-screen performances stemming from real-life issues.

Here are 5 such incidents from Hindi and Tamil cinema.

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