Ever repeated a Bollywood movie so many times that you could narrate the dialogue before it was even said? Well, we all have our favorites, and as a true Bollywood buff, we not only see the movie, but we go into deep analysis of the plot and characters. Sadly, Bollywood is not ‘reality proof,’ and somewhere down the line, we have learnt to accept that the hero always gets the girl, and he is born bulletproof! But have you ever had your heart stuck on a character that inspired you to be a better person? We have a list of some of the nicest guys in Bollywood whose characters make us feel, “I need someone like that in real life!”:
1. Jai Singh Rathore (Jane Tu Ya Jaane Na)
Jai Singh Rathore in Jane Tu Ya Jaane Na has set the friendship bar real high. Did you also have an anxiety attack when you thought Aditi was going to marry Sushant? (We sure did!). The concept might be old wine in a new bottle, but we love how realistic the characters are, especially Jai. His mother kept the truth about his dad and tried to bring him up as a non-violent guy (which we appreciate). But even when he discovers the truth, instead of storming out, he simply concentrates on the more important things (proposing to Meow!). He is one of the sweetest characters of the movie, and we are thrilled with the ending. What can we say? Everyone deserves a Jai in their life!
2. Siddharth Sinha (Dil Chahta Hai)
Dil Chahta Hai is one of our all-time favorite movies to watch on a good day. (It can even turn a bad day into a good day!) Akash, Sameer, and Siddharth are the first 3 idiots who won our hearts. Even though Akash is the protagonist, Sid is the one we got emotionally attached to. His unconditional love for Tara was what made us sob endlessly. Even though the film is inclined towards how Akash gets his girl, Sid is the one who actually defines true love in the movie. The world deserves more Sids!
3. Rajiv (Rehna Hai Tere Dil Meh)
This might come off as an unpopular opinion, but come to think of it, Rajiv is the kind of guy a girl would want to tie the wedding knot with, or even be friends with! Even though Maddy was the protagonist who gets the girl, thankfully, in real life, he would be behind bars. Imagine falling in love with a guy who is faking his very identity! (Goosebumps!) On the contrary, Rajiv was a person who was serious about life and was approaching his fiancé the right way. So, even if he doesn’t get the girl, we sure like him more!
4. Aman (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a movie that never gets too old. Admit it; you must have prayed for a Rahul when you were a kid. But as you grew up, did you ever feel your inclination shift from Rahul to Aman? Think about it, Aman knew Anjali was heartbroken, but he still loved her enough to want to marry her. Rahul couldn’t be that blind to not knowing Anjali loved him, and he married the most popular girl. Now that Anjali is ladylike eight years later, he developed a liking for her and crashed her wedding! It feels kind of unfair for Aman, doesn’t it?
5. Kartik Singh (Subh Mangal Zyada Savdhan)
Kartik Singh in Subh Mangal Zyada Savdhan is a gay raging optimist who would do anything for true love. He is something not every Bollywood movie could sell right away. Kartik is one of the most iconic characters ever created. He has zero patience for homophobic people but is willing to explain and help people see the light. We all appreciate someone who would go to that extent for love!
6. Kabir Dewan (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara )
Admit it, watching Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara made you dream of taking an international trip with your friends. Well, we can place it carefully on the bucket list. Even though we are more than happy that Arjun bagged the prettiest girl after all the tragedy, we did have a soft corner for Kabir (we are not supporting him for breaking Natasha’s heart, though). Basically, Kabir was a free soul who couldn’t be tied down in marriage so soon. And Natasha being so passionate about her marriage made him back off with anxiety. We can’t say we want a guy like that in life, but somewhere down the line, we understand and sure sympathize with him! It couldn’t have been easy for him.
7. Niren Chaudhary (Dil Dhadakne Do)
Ohh! This one is our favorite! The character has a short screenplay, but that was enough to make us fall in love with him. Ayesha is excellent with her business intuitions, but the age-old patriarchy holds her back. She is married to Manav, and honestly, it’s a struggle to keep yourself from strangling him each time he comes on screen! Niren’s speech about how Manav does not hold any authority to allow her to work is something we will never forget.
So these were our specially curated list of characters we adored in Bollywood movies. Do you have someone in mind that we missed out on? Be sure to mention him in the comments below!