Mix&Match: 8 celebrity couples I would love to see together this Valentine’s Day

Published: February 13, 2014
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After years of careful observation, I decided to come up with a list of my own; a list of people I would like to see together this Valentine’s Day.

Remember that time you were sitting at a restaurant, having a conversation with a friend and you felt your mind drifting away? You start taking things around you in; the environment, the people.

You start wondering what the woman next to you was thinking when she decided to wear that particular outfit or how the couple on your left must think they look great together, when they just don’t.

There now, there is no need to pretend to be ‘holier than thou’, we’ve all done it.

After years of careful observation, I decided to come up with a list of my own; a list of people I would like to see together this Valentine’s Day, a day when the air is filled with love (and hearts) and nothing can bring your spirits down because you know it’s all about love today – just you and that special someone. (Cheesy, I know)

Since ‘I don’t want no drama from your mama’, I have picked a safe-bet and chosen celebrities from Hollywood, Bollywood and Lollywood to mix and match together.

Here are eight of my favourite heartthrobs I would pair with gorgeous females that aren’t me:

1) Leonardo DiCaprio and Mahira Khan

I don’t really think I need to elaborate on this one. They’re both great actors and from what I’ve been told by people who’ve met them (yes I know people who’ve met Leo) and from what I’ve read, they are ridiculously charming, modest and friendly. If Mahira can give Leo the chance, this couple is sure to melt the silver screen.

2) Ranbir Kapoor and Blake Lively

Good looks galore! Even though I’m not really a big fan of Ranbir, unlike creepy stalkers who camp outside his house just so they can watch him enter and exit… for hours, I appreciate good looking men when the need calls for it. Blake with her fun, yet sultry presence and Ranbir with his charm and boy-next-door appeal, would definitely make quite an interesting couple. Let Kat go Ranbir, Lively is the way to go for you!

3) Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui and Emilia Clarke

Now now, don’t go grabbing your pitchforks yet. Emilia Clarke or commonly known as The Great Khaleesi from Game of Thrones (GOT), has been a fantasy for many men who are avid followers of the GOT.

Hey, if I was a guy, I would totally go for her!

With Sheheryar’s good looks, charm and fun personality coupled with her sex-appeal and desirability factor, this celebrity couple would make the boys and girls go loco. Both possess a real fire and passion for what they do, and I have no doubt that they would make a striking couple.

4) Ranvir Singh and Lady Gaga

My masterpiece (sarcasm intended)!

I will admit that Ranvir looked quite ‘hot’ in his recent movie Ram Leela and worked extremely hard to get that body but I’m sorry, when you’re going to cover it up with your atrocious dressing sense and commit fashion faux pas every now and then, it’s just unfair to our eyes. Making a statement is one thing but wearing ‘jazzy’ camouflage suits and chequered trousers with caramel hair is another. But I will say one thing, the guy has confidence to think he can pull it off and sometimes he does.

Lady Gaga, on the other hand, has been known for her ‘edgy’ sense of style. From the cow meat dress to the Hannibal Lecter face cage, she has been on a roll when it comes to taking risks and making fashion disasters.

Therefore, the commonality between these two is the absolute nonsense they wear ever so confidently, they might as well go out. I would advise audiences to guard their eyes this V-Day.

5) Ian Somerhalder and Syra Yousuf

Syra can easily be one of the prettiest girls on TV screens right now. And well, Ian Somerhalder, need I say more? Those eyes, his deadly looks paired with her piping good looks and bubbly personality- this is one celebrity couple I myself would be happy to watch. I do admit though, the thought of this couple transpired purely because they would have some superbly good looking kids!

6) Fawad Khan and Deepika Padukone

These are one of my favourites from Lollywood and Bollywood. Being a fan of Fawad from his EP days, I personally think he’s quite a looker. And Deepika with those legs and her envious dress sense has caught the eyes of many. It’s about time Deepika cuts loose her secret ‘edgy’ Ram Leela and goes for someone more her type. Your Ram awaits you in Pakistan, Leela!

7) Hamza Abbasi and Ainy Jafri

Come on, it’s totally possible! Regardless of Hamza’s tad bit over-acting in Waar, one cannot deny that he is very cute and a good actor occasionally. Ainy has caught the eye of many with her recent appearances in serials and advertisements. Don’t be biased, just look at them; they definitely make a very pretty couple.

8) Ali Zafar and Nargis Fakhri

I know many probably thought I would pair him with Katrina, but after the Mobilink commercial, featuring the two stars, I thought ‘hey, why not?’

He has the voice, good looks and charm, and Nargis, well she definitely has… umm… the lips.

So there you have it, my list of celebrities I would have loved to see together this Valentine’s Day, dining away amidst candle light and floating lanterns.

PS: Ryan Gosling has not been added to this list because I could not bear doing that to myself.

Zoya Zaidi

Zoya Zaidi

The writer is an editor at a local daily. She tweets as @zozaidi (twitter.com/zozaidi).

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • http://- Sixpack

    Ranbir Kapoor is really ugly, I must say.Recommend

  • Nadia

    what a blonde article!Recommend

  • salman

    You have a lot of time. Recommend

  • Ali

    Being a fan of Fawad from his EP days”
    How many times would I hear this sentence?Recommend

  • Matt Farrel

    You do realize that some of these people are married?Recommend

  • Stranger

    Wow this mahira khan is a looker indeed.Recommend

  • TheOne

    Good choices! Great article!Recommend

  • Jax Teller

    Hahahaha. This is a really funny post.Recommend

  • sm

    Ms. Zoya Zaidi,

    Though the express tribune blogs are, at times, filled with ” fun peices”, please do not post such articles.Recommend

  • Hiba

    Calling Mahira Khan a good actress? Recommend

  • Gp65

    Bow totally unromantic of you to pair married people with any one ther than their spouses?Recommend

  • Hala Syed

    this might be the weirdest valentines piece i’ve ever read. i actually read it twice, in case i was missing something, but I just don’t get why you want these couples to get together. it makes no senseRecommend

  • Ahmed Iqbal

    Too bad you didn’t opt for Hafeez and Steyn. Recommend

  • http://salmankhwaja.wordpress.com Salman, Khwaja.

    Truly, what a blonde Article.

    Looks like the Sub Editor has now control over what gets published and what not.Recommend

  • umar

    And you want me to say “wow” ..?Recommend

  • AR

    Why can’t ET make slightly more productive use of its subbers? Recommend

  • Qurat al Ain

    what a boogas Article !Recommend

  • Ali G

    well hilariously nice work! cheers. but it look too awkward to couple-out Leonardo and mahira khan and really liked your dreamy compatibility of ali zafar and sehreyal with two others.Recommend

  • To all those complaining about the article, loosen up and learn to laugh. I for one found this a fun read!Recommend

  • Really Bored

    Someone told me ET maintains some standards… then how come this blog was selected? Total waste of time!Recommend

  • http://www.sychores.blogspot.com Haider Ali

    if wishes were horses……
    moreover you can’t compare life with 8 X 11 frame of camera..
    anyways good observation Recommend

  • http://www.11ee197.blogspot.com Ameer Hamza

    Well, I must say you’ve done a great job. Perfect matches from all over the world. 21-cannon salute for you! :-)Recommend

  • Fatima

    Zoya, I think its not that bad at all. It was just a one time thing exclusively for Valentines day. Good job !Recommend

  • Romman

    ‘If Mahira can give Leo the chance’. what the hell?Recommend

  • Azeez

    I know Pakistanis are suffering from jealousy . I am sorry to say that there is no medicine for this illnessRecommend