Bollywood has been a go-to source of entertainment for millions of movie buffs all over the world. It’s known for its extravagant plotlines, catchy tunes, and larger-than-life characters that leave you spellbound. But let’s face it, some of the most popular romantic movies from Bollywood have given us some seriously questionable relationship advice. They often paint an unrealistic picture of love and relationships that’s far from the truth. Today, we take a look at ten such movies that may have given us the worst relationship advice.
1. Kabir Singh
Relationship Advice: Toxic Masculinity and abuse are shades of love
This movie was all about toxic masculinity and portrayed the male lead’s aggressive and controlling behavior as perfectly acceptable. It also showed us that the female lead should be passive and accept the male lead’s abusive behavior without question.
2. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Relationship Advice: Uski Na Mein Bhi Haa Hai
Through Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Bollywood made a shameless attempt to teach us that unrequited love is the most romantic thing ever, and we should keep pursuing someone who has already rejected us multiple times. It also suggested that there’s no such thing as friendship between people of the opposite sex without romantic feelings getting in the way. Seriously, what’s wrong with Bollywood?
3. Kal Ho Naa Ho
Relationship Advice: Lying and manipulation in love is okay
Relationship Advice: Sacrificing self for the sake of your partner’s happiness is true love
In Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, the lead characters showed us that sacrificing your own happiness for the sake of your partner’s happiness is the epitome of true love. It’s like, who cares about your own needs and desires when you can just sacrifice yourself for your partner?
5. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Relationship Advice: In true love, the only thing that matters is – Looks!
Relationship Advice: Keep trying even if she says no
In Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Shah Rukh Khan showed us that persistence is key to winning a girl’s heart, even if she has already said “no” a gazillion times. Sure, who doesn’t love a little bit of stalking and ignoring someone’s boundaries, right?
9. Main Hoon Na
Relationship Advice: Change your appearance to make a person fall in love with you
In Main Hoo Na, we learned that changing your appearance is the only way to make someone fall in love with you. Because, let’s be real, shallow and superficial love is the best kind of love, right?
But, this isn’t the first time Karan Johar promoted the idea that cheating in marriage/ relationship is acceptable. Even in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, he gave us the worst relationship advice to cheat on our partners if we are unhappy in our marriage. Infidelity is never cool or woke. Period.
So there you have it, folks, the most popular romantic movies with terrible relationship advice. Which one you hated the most? Tell us in the comments below.