Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, his leading lady in films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, have been voted the Most Romantic Bollywood screen couple of all time.
In a poll conducted by Sanona, the UK's largest online Pay-Per-View Indian movie portal, the stars beat off competition from on-screen couples from different decades like Dharmendra and Hema Malini, Raj Kapoor and Nargis, Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha.
The poll was conducted across social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, email and via the movie portal itself to coincide with Valentine's Day today. Bollywood movie fans, who voted the popular actors as their jodi number one, quoted the pair's sizzling chemistry in the iconic romance Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), as one of the main reasons for their choice.
In the film Shah Rukh and Kajol portray two Non-Resident Indians living in London, who fall in love during a trip around Europe.
Other star on-screen couples who made it into the Top 10 included Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit.
"There was somewhat of a gap between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, and the rest. This shows that they really have captivated the hearts of millions in the past twenty years since first coming together in Baazigar (1993). Perhaps they are the only on-screen couple who can actually draw audiences on the basis on them being in a movie together," said Adam Davies, CEO of Sanona.
The biggest surprises in the Top 10 were Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, who have only been in two movies together and Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, who haven't worked together since their 2003 film Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon.
Shah Rukh Khan showed he really is the king of romance as he was the only star that featured twice in the top 10, a second time with Rani Mukerji.