Single on V-day? Worry not. Let our Bollywood heroes teach you just how to floor your lady love. Go for it
A girl is walking down a lonely street. She is soon being tailed by an eclectic mix of baddies, who could be part-time chaiwallahs but are surely full-time professional extras. Quick cuts of her feet picking up some pace and their boots thumping away purposefully. They finally grab her and she squeals enthusiastically and before you know it, another person who was trailing her path is there to her rescue. Dhishoom! Dhishoom! The baddies are on the floor and the girl is in his arms and the audience is charmed. We can hop over to the Swiss Alps for a song now. This and many others qualify as Bollywood’s fundas for patao-ing the girl of your dreams. So here are a few that we are cherry-picking for you this Valentine ’s Day.
Domesticated and devoted
If you’re not creative enough to script heroic tales of your imaginary adventures, it’s always good to say it exactly the way it is. Even if that means admitting to not having any hobbies or laudable talents. Honesty is often the best policy during courtship. It declares right away that if you can be trusted, you will always have an open dialogue about the most personal issues (no matter how flippant they may be) and that is a rare trait one can find in most men (as per the women’s glossy mags). The Baadshahs of Bollywood have often exposed their candid self to their leading ladies, earning their empathy, that over time and nudging can snowball into concern and even love. Voila!
Doston ka dost
Now, this may not even seem like a thing that would induce any batting of eye-lids. But subliminally, seeming the man among men can have fringe benefits. Simply put, it conveys that you’re popular, social and that you blend well. And with gender equality on a high, it’s easy to assume that the one who is heading the show in the male brigade can surely light the torch for the women as well. So, before getting around with the women of your dreams, try to become the boss among your male friends. But yes, draw the line when bro-mance takes over from male-bonding or it will defeat the purpose of this exercise or not?
From SRK to Aamir, Saif to Salman, every Bollywood hero worth his six-pack abs has indulged in some healthy teasing. A well-executed prank or just a flirtatious manner has always managed to be wildly annoying. But this is the kind of sweet irritation that most women crave. But like the previous lesson, observe moderation and don’t go over-board. The idea is to delight your date with your sense of humour and not pop her eye-balls by wrapping a frog inside a gift box.
Be a ladies man
Band Baaja Barjataya
The common man approach
Cool cats keep it classy
Grow old with you
No Hotel California, please
Seal the deal