Bollywood Father-Son Duos who Appeared Together in a Movie
Sons are mostly known for following their father’s footsteps, and Bollywood is no exception to it. Here son of an actor mostly makes a career in acting only and because of being in the same story, there are times when a father and a son have shared screen. Here is the list of some of Bollywood’s most successful father-son duos who worked together in a movie.
Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is probably the biggest star ever in Indian cinema and his son Abhishek Bachchan followed his footsteps and made acting his career.
Amitabh Bachchan is working in the Hindi film industry for more than four decades and his son Abhishek Bachchan followed his footsteps and made his debut in Bollywood in 2000 with JP Dutta’s Refugee. The movie didn’t do well and a few more movies of Abhishek failed at the box office but he made a comeback with movies like Dhoom and Yuva. The father-son duo of Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan came together for the first time in Shaad Ali’s Bunty aurBubly though they were not father and son in the movie. Their first movie as father and son was Sakar followed by KabhiAlvida Na Kehna and in Paa, interestingly Abhishek Bachchan played father to the character of Amitabh Bachchan.
Dharmendra and Sunny Deol-Bobby Deol
Though Dharmendra and Sunny Deol were together in the movie Kshatriya, they didn’t have any scene together and it was Apne in 2007 when they shared the same frame.
Dharmendra was a big star during his days and both of his sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol chose acting as their careers. Apne directed by Anil Sharma was the first time when three of them came together for a movie. The movie was a big hit and they again came together for the comedy movie YamlaPaglaDeewana which also did good business but its sequel YamlaPaglaDeewana didn’t do well at the box office. If rumors are to be believed, they are once again coming together for Apne 2.
Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt
Sunil Dutt gave his son Sanjay Dutt his first break with the 1981 movie Rocky which he directed too but he didn’t act in the movie.
Sunil Dutt was quite active in movies from the 1950s to the early 90s and took retirement from acting to perform his duty as a Member of Parliament. His son Sanjay Dutt became a big movie star but he got into some problems due to his drug addiction and keeping illegal arms which affected his career a lot. He made his comeback with RajkumarHirani’sMunnabhai MBBS where he acted together with his father Sunil Dutt for the first and last time.
Rishi Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor was the eternal lover boy of Bollywood and the son of legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor, his son followed the footsteps of his family with his debut in Bollywood in 2007 with the movie Saawariya.
The Kapoor family is regarded as the first family of Bollywood that is active in movies since the 1940s starting with Prithviraj Kapoor. Three of his sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, and Shashi Kapoor were big movie stars during their times. Raj Kapoor’s son made his debut as a lead actor with Bobby and gave many hit movies in his career. Next came, Rishi Kapoor’s son, Ranbir Kapoor who started his career in Bollywood with the 2007 movie Saawariya. The duo came together in the 2013 movie Besharam directed by AbhinavKashyap
and it had Neetu Kapoor also. Sadly, the movie didn’t do well at the box –office but the performances were applauded.