10 Bollywood Characters That Had Commitment Issues
Bollywood might've led us to believe in the impractical romance and have unreasonable expectations. But lately, we have seen movie characters struggling with realistic issues faced by the youth today. From live-in relationships to commitment phobia, today's couples are facing more practical issues unlike old films where all romantic plots revolved around inter-caste marriages. With film makers like Imtiaz Ali and Ayan Mukherjee showcasing the complexities of relationships faced by couples today that go beyond getting married, that talk about priorities in life, the dilemma about making the right career choice, coming to terms with long term committed relationships.
To all the COMMITMENT PHOBICS, here are the few characters you can relate to:
1. Ranbir Kapoor from ‘Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno'
Career or Love? A question that has no right answer. ‘Bunny and Naina' have one of the most relatable stories of all time, where Bunny is passionate about travelling the world and love is the last thing in his mind, whereas Naina is the girl-next-door who never wants to leave the country, who believes in that all consuming love.
2. Deepika Padukone from ‘Break Ke Baad'
Aaliya is shown as a very ambitious girl who has been dating Abhay who is the complete opposite of her since they were kids. She's wild and impulsive whereas he's rational and calm. In spite of all his efforts to make the relationship work, distance takes a toll on the relationship. Not wanting to be tied down, Aliyah chooses to breakup.
3. Saif Ali Khan from ‘Cocktail', ‘Love Aaj Kal', ‘Salaam Namastey' and ‘Happy Ending'
Unlike his real life, where he is known to be a very romantic husband to the beautiful Kareena Kapoor, the Nawaab tops our list of having commitment issues. From Salaam Namastey where he develops rules to avoid falling in love with his live-in partner Preity Zinta to ‘Cocktail' where he lives in with ‘Veronica', who is a rich carefree girl who doesn't overthink things and matches his thought process. Imtiaz Ali's story is our favorite one where ‘Jai' goes through a turmoil of emotions after he tries to stay friends with his ex girlfriend ‘Mira'.
4. Kangana Ranaut from ‘Katti Batti'
Today's girl ‘Payal' lives with ‘Madhav' and is very clear about the fact that she does not want to settle or get married.
5. Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor from ‘Ok Jaanu'
The romantic duo are very clear from the beginning about their dreams and plans in life and still decide to be with each other knowing that there is no future to the relationship as both are travelling to Paris and US.
6. Imran Khan in ‘I Hate Luv Stories'
Having grown up watching crappy Bollywood films, Imran Khan's character hates everything about romance and Bollywood. He does not believe in the concept of love.
7. Siddharth Malhotra in ‘Baar Baar Dekho'
Siddharth Malhotra played a commitment phobic man who was on the verge of getting married to Katrina. That's exactly when he has flashes and spasms about committing because he gets his dream offer from a foreign university, which leaves him baffled and fretting about getting hitched.
8. Aamir Khan in ‘Dil Chahta Hai'
Farhan Akhtar's film Dil Chahta Hai exposes us to the character of Aakash Malhotra. The most significant obstacle is Akash's inability to handle his own feelings. He is shown to be a cynic when it comes to romance.
9. Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra from ‘Shuddh Desi Romance'
The movie comes up with the refreshing concept of live-in relationships trying to lift the taboo from premarital sex. Raghuram is a tourist guide who flees from weddings and meets a rebellious girl Gayatri and moves in with her who has no plans to settle either.
10. Aishwarya Rai from ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'
Ash plays a sizzling character who's been done and over with marriage and is looking for something casual that doesn't come with any baggage or commitment and hence sets certain rules to ensure that she doesn't fall prey to commitment.
Because its still Bollywood, most of the characters got over their fear and gave in and sometimes that's what happens in real life, you fall in love with someone and all then work through the issues together.