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They are regarded as two of the leading Khans in the industry. A look at their movies together…

Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan in Parampara
Saif Ali Khan made his debut with Aamir Khan. They first starred together in Parampara (1993). The second movie they worked together was Dil Chahta Hai (2001) – often regarded as the game changer movie in Bollywood.

Parampara was directed by Yash Chopra. Aamir and Saif Ali Khan played Ranbir (Aamir Khan) and Pratap (Saif Ali Khan), half-brothers who are separated because of a family feud. Ranbir and Pratap had the same father, but he has been killed in the family fight.

Ranbir is brought by his maternal grandfather, while Pratap is brought up by his mother and paternal grandfather. The two young men join college and become close friends. They do not know their relationship with each other. The movie traces their discovery of their past.

The movie did badly and the two did not work together for nearly a decade.

Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan in Dil Chahta Hai

If their first movie together flopped, their second movie together, Dil Chahta Hai was a critical and commercial success. Directed by debutant Farhan Akhtar, it was one of the first Hindi movies that showcased the life of Gen X. The movie looked at the lifestyles and aspirations of the young in India. Aamir Khan played the role of Akash while Saif Ali Khan was Sameer. The two along with Siddharth (Akshaye Khanna) are fast friends and college mates. All of them have different dreams and ambitions. Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan were excellent in the movie.