Screen Crushes That Made 2023 Better

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Azmeri Haque Badhon as Heena, Khufiya

She is an enigma with an allure so potent that tearing your eyes away seems impossible. Her piercing eyes evoke a nearly physiological response. You know that her heart belongs to Tabu's Krishna Mehra, and yet you allow yourself to fall for her.

Mammootty as Mathew, Kaathal - The Core

It feels wrong to ogle a 72-year-old man, but even if he hadn’t chosen some stellar roles in projects that range from mainstream (Kannur Squad) to indie (Kaathal — The Core) in their sensibilities, Mammootty would make jaws drop just for how he’s paused the ageing process.

Naina Bhan as Koel Kalra, Class

Amongst a sea of exciting fresh faces in Netflix’s Class, despite the busy ensemble, you can't help but fix your gaze on the striking Naina Bhan who shines as the sizzling Koel.

Ranveer Singh as Rocky Randhawa, Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani

Rocky shows up to his lover’s office with a lunchbox when she is working late into the night. He learns her language, Bengali, for her. He repents for his gendered notions, and uplifts her with his sweeping eulogisms. He is so. Damn. Lovable.

Rukimini Vasanth, SSE

There couldn’t have been a better actress to play the film’s Priya. The aspiring singer steals your heart right from the word go, and it’s easy to join the film’s hero in his plans to own a small piece of paradise by the sea to create a life with her.

Sidhant Gupta as Jay Khanna, Jubilee

Never have I ever wanted to be a cigarette. Except when we saw it dangling off Sidhant Gupta’s lips, in a performance that was part Dev Anand, part Shashi Kapoor, in a show that was part love letter, part tragic retelling of the history of our cinema.

Subramani the Hyena, Leo

In Vijay’s Leo, a hyena named Subramani gets the love usually reserved only for pet golden retrievers and labradors. It may not have been love at first sight but you can’t help but fall for all of his CGI fluffiness.

Shah Rukh Khan as Vikram Rathore, Jawan

Jawan single-handedly restored its sex appeal through a fictional hero better known as 'Zaddy SRK'. The reason Vikram Rathore's alt-Harley-Davidson swag ruffles the butterflies in my stomach is simple.

Vedang Raina as Reggie Mantle, The Archies

If there’s one person in The Archies who legitimately makes pulses go va-va-voom, it’s Vedang Raina as Reggie of the curl quotient and laconic, angular charm. Raina has that ineffable quality that makes you notice him even when he’s part of a crowded frame