Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan, miles ahead of others as awards show hosts

Saif Ali Khan and Shah Rukh Khan

The IIFA Awards 2014 will feature Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor as the hosts for the evening at Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. The duo had done the job earlier too. So what is really special about having the perfect host for an awards evening? The very obvious reason is that you would not be interested in watching performances one after the other without the tongue-in-cheek humour that the emcees provide.

Superstars Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s names became synonymous with the Filmfare Awards when the duo floored the audience comprising their fellow industry people. Their spontaneous one-liners and the ease with which they pulled a nasty comment on the guests made you laugh. Any awards show be it Filmfare, IIFA or Zee Cine, it remains incomplete without the presence of that perfect host for the evening.

Let us take a look at some of the celebrity pairs that have come together to co-host an awards show.

Shahrukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan and Shah Rukh Khan

These two made up the maddening duo and were at their best, as they co-hosted the Filmfare Awards several times. Right from poking fun at Vidya Balan’s fashion sense to calling themselves ‘cheap’, these two would have the audience in splits. The comfort level they shared with each other reflected every time they pulled a fast one on the critics, directors and actors. You name it and you would find them on these two’s radar.

Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani

Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani

These two partners in crime for the five years at IIFA Awards were reasonably good. We all know what a talented actor Boman Irani is and the excellent comic timing of Riteish Deshmukh. Be it their Auro and Khan act in the 2010 IIFA Awards or their fabulous comedy generally, these two make a great pair as hosts. Their slapstick humour is something we miss.

Shahrukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor

Shahrukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor

At the Screen Awards and briefly at the IIFA Awards, Shahrukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor partnered together as hosts. Not a very great pair but still pretty much bearable. You kind of like Shahrukh pulling Shahid’s leg, be it for copying his acting style or for his link-ups. This pair also entertained the crowd and audience.

Karan Johar and Juhi Chawla

Karan Johar and Juhi Chawla

Karan Johar is often seen hosting small parts of award shows with several partners. Though these two hosted only one season in 2007, but they shared crackling chemistry. Their hilarious bitching and gossip on catfights within industry were noteworthy. The bubbly Juhi and straight-faced Karan should think of taking the stage again.

Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor

Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor

These two are coming back again this year as co-hosts of IIFA Awards 2014. They first came together last year for IIFA in Singapore. The two immensely popular actors were very unique in their approach as hosts and did not indulge in any kind of potshots at their fellow industrywallahs. A little boring though would be loved by the classy crops.

Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor

Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor

Succeeding Shahrukh-Saif as the hosts for Filmfare Awards 2011, they not only looked like a drab but their jokes seemed to fall flat. Their act somehow never looked to take off. Like their seniors, these two tried to make fun of the fellow actors but never really found themselves in the groove.

Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra

Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra

They were hosts at the 2014 Filmfare Awards and they made you go to sleep! For a moment you could tolerate Ranbir Kapoor who for god knows what reason was too respectful but every time Priyanka Chopra made an appearance, you felt like switching to another channel. The made-up enthusiasm, no humour and funny accent made you laugh at their immaturity. Agree, we all prayed Shahrukh-Saif to come back on screen at Filmfare!

So, who is your favourite Bollywood awards show host duo?

  • ganesh

    Nana patekar and mamta kulkarni

  • Anne

    Love Shahrukh but what about Salman he has a certain style no mention here!

    • Rich

      This article is about award show hosted by pairs. Salman has only done it solo

  • sara

    shahrukh and saif are the best for hosting

  • madabtSRK

    Hands down SHAHRUKH and SAIF. The r juz the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sals

    srk and sak are best host!!!!!

  • nkg

    shahrukh and saif are the best………

  • mala

    shahrukh and saif are the top!
    everybody else falls flat, i’m sorry to say–particularly priyanka chopra and ranbir kapoor!
    they may be successful at the movies, but hosting a show? naah–no way–they haven’t a clue!

  • San

    Srk can do the best with anyone

  • LM

    duhhhh!!!! SRK AND SAIF ONLY!!! priyanka was truly PATHETIC!!!

  • Deepika

    I see this article is coming from Saif camp as he did not get to host the main event and instead will be hosting technical awards and where shahid is hosting it for the 3rd time once with Farhan then with SRK & now again with Farhan. Shahid has definitely proved himself as very good host..he stand on his own with SRK at last IIFA. saying Shahid & SRK were ok can bearable…etc…who will say that other than Saif camp..come on. Leave that guy alone.

  • Deepika

    Favorite is Shahid and SRK & Shahid and Farhan.

    • Ali

      There is no doubt saif and srk are the best host.

  • rahul

    ranbir & priyanka???? oh right they were the worst hosts in the history of filmfare

  • diana

    shahid and shahrukh best pairing. I don’t like saif.

  • akshat chopra

    shahid kapoor and farhan akhtar..bestest year of iifa was 2012 which they hosted..GO CHECK ON YOUTUBE FOR THE FULL SHOW..!! #DAMNENTERTAINING

  • Sadeya Islam

    Saif and Ranbir

  • lovely

    SRK is the best sa a host….salman is irritating and will make the audience uneasy….

  • Jackie Hoffman

    saif and shahrukh most vulgar and cheap. Boman Irani and Ritesh are the best.

  • She Who Shall Not Be Named

    LOOOL Yeah I remember watching Shahrukh’s and Saif’s filmfare act! that was probably the best hosting actually & can’t wait for the IIFA awards this year! Hope they are funny otherwise it’s just going to be a waste of time to be honest lol and you know what? Priyanka should just stick to acting and just not attempt things that aren’t her forté… you know, like singing for an example? XD LOL its true! Okay my rants over :D

  • GlobalWorldNewsGuru

    Is the sky dark at night yes ofcourse The one and only Khan Duo SRK and the genteel SAK elegant bitchy clever quick with comebacks delhi wala humor combined with Nawabi style is irreplaceable
    Having said the above I have a Disclosure I think India wanted a “non khan hero” so bad that they have been dragging Amitab Bachchan 4 decades and to me he is/was and remains one one of the most insipid of Hero’s but who has given better performances as a character actor more so than a hero
    Put Amitab to host and I gaurentee you you will go to sleep and yet they want to call him shahensha?