8 Bollywood Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Cousins
There are many stars whose family ties in the industry we are well aware of. But then, B-town being a huge film fraternity, there are a few connections we’ve missed out on. Everyone is somewhere, somewhat and somehow connected to each some lineage of Bollywood. Here’s a closer look at the celebrities who are each other’s cousins.
1. Alia Bhatt & Emraan Hashmi
Emraan Hashmi is Mahesh Bhatt’s nephew (his cousin’s son), so Alia and Emraan are second cousins.
2. Sonam Kapoor & Ranveer Singh
Sonam’s maternal grandmother (naniji) and Ranveer’s paternal grandfather (dadaji) are siblings. So basically, their mothers are cousins, which makes Sonam and Ranveer related by blood.
3. Sajid and Farah Khan, Farhan and Zoya Akhtar
Sajid-Farah’s mother Menaka and Farhan-Zoya’s mother Daisy are siblings, so these sets of siblings are maternal cousins.
4. Sonakshi Sinha and DDLJ’s Chutki, Pooja Ruparel
DDLJ’s Chutki and Sonakshi’s grandmothers are real sisters, which makes Sonakshi & Pooja, who is best remembered for her role as Chutki in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, second cousins.
5. Vidya Balan & Tamil-Telugu sensation, Priyamani
Priyamani’s father and Vidya Balan’s father are first cousins, which makes the two gorgeous ladies second cousins.
6. Karan Johar & Aditya Chopra
Karan’s mother Hiroo Johar and Aditya’s father Yash Chopra are siblings. Oh! So that’s the reason Karan made his first appearance in Aditya’s DDLJ.
7. Ekta & Tusshar Kapoor and Abhishek Kapoor
Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor’s mother is Jeetendra’s sister. And Jeetendra, we all know is the siblings’ father. So, Abhishek Kapoor is the cousin of Tusshar & Ekta Kapoor.
8. Kajol & Tanishaa and Ayan Mukherjee
Kajol-Tanishaa’s father Shomu Mukherjee and Ayan’s father Deb are brothers, making Ayan Kajol and Tanishaa’s first cousin.
Shocked, aren’t you?