8 Bollywood Characters We Couldn’t Help Fall In Love With

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

Bollywood is notoriously infamous for exaggerating and idealizing romantic relationships. Both films and television shows have tried their best to convince us how you meet the love of your life in college and how the wind blows on your face, and everything works in slow motion after you are in love. But that NEVER happens in real life, does it? So while romance has a special place in our hearts, it needs to be convincing too. Also, sometimes it’s more important to focus on getting your life together and fulfilling your dreams. Thankfully, Hollywood has given us that too! Here are some of the industry’s most inspiring characters of solitary strength. Read on to know them all.

1. Kaira In Dear Zindagi

Kaira In Dear Zindagi
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Unresolved trauma from Kaira’s childhood surfaces in her interactions with others. She comes to understand the value of inner serenity above all else after she realizes that she must first love and accept herself to love others properly. She decides to get help and visits a psychotherapist, Dr. Jehangir Khan. The sequence after the film where she declares her feelings for Khan and is politely rejected shows that it is unnecessary to have your feelings returned.

2. Piku In Piku

Piku In Piku
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Piku is a strong female protagonist who shows us the value of being comfortable in one’s skin, regardless of the absence of a partner. Many women aspire to be like her. However, Piku keeps her life distinct, making decisions for herself regardless of the circumstances.

3. Rani In Queen

Rani In Queen
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Rani, a simple woman with a poor English vocabulary, has her honeymoon alone in Europe. She finally stops letting other people dictate her life and instead follows her own path. She’s pretty receptive to new ideas and individuals. After being abandoned at the altar, she has decided not to cry over her ex-fiancé. The movie is all about, for women, a wedding is not the ultimate goal.

4. Bunny In Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Bunny In Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
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Bunny is the kind of person who can appreciate and concentrate on himself without being entangled in romantic relationships. By a wide margin, Bunny is the most upbeat figure in Bollywood films. He has a lot of energy and is entirely self-reliant. He goes on journeys whenever his heart tells him to. He is the type to go for his goals in life without regard for others’ opinions.

5. Laila In Zindagi Milegi Na Dobaara

Laila In Zindagi Milegi Na Dobaara
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We adore the movie so much because of the unique choice of characters. They show people how to get out of their routine and have fun. Laila has the kind of life most of us can only dream of, full of adventure and far-flung travel. She is not motivated by financial gain or sexual pursuit. Laila’s main wish was to experience life to the fullest, sleeping under the stars, taking deep breaths of ocean air, and mingling with interesting people.

6. Geet In Jab We Met

Geet In Jab We Met
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How often do you remind yourself, “mai apni favorite hu”? When it comes to what makes a life worth living, Geet has her own set of principles. She has a childlike innocence and an uninhibited zeal for love. She doesn’t change who she is for the sake of pleasing others. Her character makes you want to find the lost inner child in you.

7. Shakuntala Devi In Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi In Shakuntala Devi
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The movie is based on the life of mathematician Shakuntala Devi, who, although married, decides to raise her kid alone and provide for her family in ways no one else can. Shakuntala Devi yearned for her former work, and not the confines of a conventional family. So she picked up and relocated to a new city to start over professionally. Her spouse and daughter strongly disapprove of this trip. But she keeps marching forward until the end, refusing to give up on her dreams. How inspiring is that?

8. Sid In Dil Chahta Hai

Sid In Dil Chahta Hai
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Sid was the wisest of the three, a true visionary. He was willing to open himself up to new experiences when it came to love. He also defended his love interest when one of his closest friends treated the person he loved with disdain. To avoid acting like a child, he established firm limits. He is not easily influenced, even by those closest to him. By creating art, he can share the chaos in his head. He moves at a different pace than his shallow companions. He is satisfied with his friendship with Tara, his support for her, and the painting he has made of her. We sure wish for a Sid in our life, don’t we?

Even though most Bollywood characters nowadays focus on glamor and beauty, there are masterpieces like these that inspire you to be a better person. So, which of these characters is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section!

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