It’s been 19 years since we got acquainted with the Raichand family. For almost two decades now, they have been a part of our lives and popular culture. Since 2020 is an exceptional year, we decided to reimagine what the Raichand family members are up to in the current times.
Yash Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan)
The last time we met the karta dharta of the Raichand parivaar, he was a classic narcissist who truly believed that the world revolves around him. Guess what? He’s still the same. Honestly, are you surprised? Right now, he’s sitting in his grand library and tweeting advice about vaccines. From time to time, he also sub-tweets at his grandchildren because they didn’t respond to his SMS.
Nandini Raichand (Jaya Bachchan)
Nandini had had enough of Yash’s patronising and sexist behaviour. She has relocated to the mountains where she spends her days drinking wine and playing board games with the neighbourhood children. However, every Diwali, she still looks forward to Rahul’s visit so that she can gorge on delicious sweets from Haldiram.
Rahul Raichand (Shah Rukh Khan)
Oh, where do we begin about him, eh? His dad’s toxic and manipulative behaviour has really confused this fine, fine man. So, he decided to be a rebel by giving up his dad’s capitalistic dreams and instead, devoting his time towards his hobbies. Unsurprisingly, his hobbies include cricket and karaoke. He’s devastatingly bad at both but, hey, when did the rich have to be good at anything?
Anjali Raichand (Kajol)
What do you reckon happened to Anjali during a pandemic? Yep, she’s unable to deal. I mean, she can’t eavesdrop on her neighbours conversations, visit the mall, or hang out with her girl gang to gossip. Naturally, she spends her time watching Bigg Boss and video-calling the entire Chandni Chowk to get an update on everyone’s lives even though nothing’s really changed. Oh, she’s also made an Instagram debut as a poet and we wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re really bored.
Rohan Raichand (Hrithik Roshan)
It took Rohan a few years to realise that he doesn’t exist to validate his brother or to solve their family problems. After being body-shamed and neglected during his formative years, Rohan is now going through an acute existential crisis. To deal with it, he has decided to open a start-up with his dad’s money because that’s the only way he could call himself a ‘self-made’ person, much like his brother.
Pooja (Poo) Raichand (Kareena Kapoor Khan)
She was always a cut above the rest so she isn’t doing anything basic these days. She’s an influencer who travels around the world, doles our fashion advice, and gives therapy sessions to her exclusive club members even though she’s unqualified. But she’s Poo and who wouldn’t want to listen to her and be like her, amirite? After all, she’s really worked hard to earn a closet full of Guccis and Pradas. Honestly, she’s a kween…as she mentions it in her bio and hashtags.
That’s where we are at with the Raichand family. Whose story has got you interested? Let us know in the comments!
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