And no one makes it grander than Bollywood. However, it’s safe to say that the film industry pushes things a little too far sometimes. This is why you need to be cautious when you try to recreate your favorite romantic moments from Bollywood. If you’re looking to B-Town for romantic inspiration, here are five things you should definitely NOT do:
This scene taught many youngsters about the one thing you need to add some magic to your relationship – rain. What Karan Johar didn’t mention is that dancing in the rain only works in movies. In India, you’d be hard pressed to find such open space to get down as it pours. Space that isn’t already flooded and with questionable garbage items floating, that is. There would also probably be at least 30 people scampering for shelter under the gazebo. So if you go through with this, prepare to have an audience followed by not necessarily applause.
Jaa, Simran, jaa. Jee le apni zindagi.
…If you can get into the train in one piece!
A train date a la Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge would be a great idea. Not only will it feel magical and romantic, but you can also save lots of money on traveling. Unfortunately, stretching your arm out would be a little risky, because of the sheer number of people that would grab on in an attempt to board the train. This isn’t going to be the best idea, unless you manage to find an empty train. And that’s never going to happen. Also, never forget…TO STOP TRAIN, PULL CHAIN!
If there’s one gift you can’t go wrong with, it’s flowers. In Chandni, Rishi Kapoor‘s character took this to a whole new level by making it rain rose petals. Unlike the rest of the gestures on this list, this one didn’t even work in the film. Though he won over his lady, it came at the cost of all his motor functions. If your loved one is that special to you, go ahead. But we’d save this one for at least the third date. Brace yourself, wheelchair is coming!
There’s a reason why "My dog ate my homework!" is such a popular excuse. As much as you may love your furry friend, relying on him to pass on any love letters may not be the best idea in the world. Even if he gets it to the recipient in one piece, it’s going to be covered in doggy drool. And that’s not very romantic, is it? Remember, the elder brother almost married his younger bro’s babe. Not cool, bro! Blame it all on that dog who thought he was a cricket umpire too.
Anushka Sharma‘s character in Rab Ne Bana De Jodi lit up SRK’s world. So, it only seems fair that he would want to return the favor, quite literally. But this gesture would be impossible to pull off, unless you’re an Ambani. If you do manage to find people who will cooperate with you, you will probably have to pay their electricity bills… Unless there’s a blackout in town, which is equally likely.
Now that you know what NOT to do, we hope you have a very happy Valentine’s Day!