Bollywood- Paradise Of All Who Get Friendzoned.
Before you start reading a Bollywoodised version of your current love life, let’s make a small vow so you don’t burst into flames thinking about how terrible your situation really is. Repeat after me:
We, the citizens of the friendzone, solemnly swear that we will read this article and not feel bad about our real-life situations, no matter how shitty they really are.
You may now proceed.
1. Kajol, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Man did it hurt to watch this one! Anjali was friendzoned so bad that she had to leave her education halfway just to get away from her BFF. And it damaged her so deep that years later, she still had a thing for him. Let’s just be glad our level of friendzone isn’t that bad, yeah?
2. Karisma Kapoor, Dil Toh Pagal Hai
Watching Karisma lose her shit after she realized that SRK totes had a thing for Madhuri was, again, pretty sad to watch unravel. I mean, she was perfectly nice. And she was his best friend. Man, Rahul was an asshole. But then, it’s love. And love does weird things to people.
3. Shah Rukh Khan, Yes Boss
Just when you think that SRK’s characters are assholes for friendzoning their best friends, you realize that the same thing had happened to him in Yes Boss. Juhi Chawla chose some other guy over him. We know the feel, bro. We know it too well.
4. John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan, Dostana
Chalo, they weren’t considered because they were gay in Priyanka Chopra’s head, but still. They lived in the same house and they were friendzoned time after time after time. I can’t take this anymore.
5. Saif Ali Khan, Kal Ho Na Ho
The best part about this film is that Saif cuts the crap and tells Preity Zinta to her face that he’s sick of being in the zone. And it worked for him. This teaches us all a lesson- if you’re deep into the friendzone, be honest with them and GTFO of the zone.
6. Ayesha Jhulka, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
This one hurt because of just one reason- she dedicates a wonderful song to him, and he shares the same song for someone else. Man. THAT is the worst. Sharing one song for different people. How cruel.
7. Ranbir Kapoor, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahaani
Tbh, he should have asked her more about her life before falling for her. He knew NOTHING. He was Jon Snow.
8. Kalki Koechelin, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
This is probably the most practical and real friendzone I’ve seen in movies. Girl falls for promiscuous guy friend who shows no interest in settling down with anyone, and she grows out of it as she grows older. Young love, they call it. And hey, they saved a friendship from turning sour. Yay!
9. Rani Mukherjee, Mujhse Dosti Karoge
This would be the highest level of friendzone there could be. She writes him letters impersonating another family friend, and they connect over years. When he comes down to meet her, he’s actually fallen for the impersonator because he had no idea was Rani Mukherjee writing to him all along. Gut wrenching pain, this. But again, she was honest to him later and things work out so yay. Again, lesson learned.
10. Genelia D’Souza, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Best friends that everyone assumed would end up together prove them wrong by going on dates with other people. Needless to say, the girl starts feeling jealous of the girl his best friend is dating. And then things unravel. At least it feels a little better to know that both of them were in the friendzone one after the other. Phew.
11. Siddharth Malhotra, Student Of The Year
Alia was taken, and Sid couldn’t do anything about it. He started falling for her and that was the start of some serious friendzone hurt. Not to mention how it turned his friendship sour with Varun. Not cool.
12. Neil Nitin Mukesh, New York
Going all the way to another country in another continent and getting friendzoned. Best.
13. Deepika Padukone, Cocktail
The worst. She gets screwed over after having had a relationship with the dude who screwed her over. People, I tell you. Sigh.
If nothing else, at least Bollywood gives us false hopes that maybe, some day, we might get out of the friendzone. One can only hope.