Director Zoya Akhtar crafts one of the few on-screen siblings to share a wonderfully mature relationship. Ayesha's enduring support for Kabir and Kabir's insistence on celebrating his sister are a delight to watch.
Amit is the epitome of a tender-hearted grumpy sibling. One of the film's biggest, wisest revelations are about how the perennially acidic Amit is so because he wants his sister Aditi's attention.
As twins Max and Shirley, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan make a dream duo. Orphaned and with no one to fall back on except their biker gang, the two make sure they have each other's backs.
Ishaan and Vidya are the kind of siblings who share the simple joys of life: watching cricket matches together, flying kites and gazing at the sky. They might not have been the focus of the film but a few scenes are enough to establish their bond.
Isri is much older than Milka and hence is more a mother than she is a sister to him. Their separation and reunion over the course of the film makes Milkha's wins taste better.
On the actor-filmmaker’s 49th birthday, we look back at roles where Akhtar steered away from traditional Bollywood stereotypes to give us new (and drool-worthy) masculine ideals