Indians have just one relationship with Bollywood- that is of craze. We are crazy about everything that has to do with Bollywood- Its songs, its dances, actors, directors, stories, and characters. Its characters are often so well written and close to real life that we end feeling connected to them in some way or the other. We feel they are a part of us, or rather like us in some way or the other. Let us look at some Bollywood characters that we feel the closest to.
1. Aditya, Jab We Met:
The guy who was depressed over everyday issues like getting dumped to professional setbacks went on to become a happy go lucky person who knew how to live life and spreads positivity everywhere. Men’s lives, more often than not, follow a growth trajectory like his. Is the only thing needed is a woman like Geet.
2. Prem, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun:
Like Prem, men are playful, cheerful, and happy. They are confident and positive. They don’t mind flirting a little, in a totally innocuous and innocent way though, with a beautiful girl or two. Salman Khan’s Prem, though more than two decades, still continues to be a totally relateable character for Indian men.
3. Bunny, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani:
The flamboyant flirt who gave the famous ‘Shadi is like Dal Chawal’ analogy inspired men to travel and live life. He showed how to excel in everything you do. At the same time, his character showed men how, after achieving everything in life, they should value the love they have in their lives.
4. Mohan, Swades:
Through Shahrukh’s Mohan, we learn how important it is to stay grounded. Like him, Indian men too realise the importance of coming back to their roots, no matter how high they learn to fly. Like Mohan, Indian men are patriotic and they know how to make life better for the less privileged.
Honestly, out of several well written characters over decades of Bollywood history, it is very difficult to pick just four characters. These four characters, being recent and totally popular, are easy to remember and relate. However, each man is different, and therefore there are chances that you relate to a character which is not on the list. So let us know who that character is.