Life Lessons from Bollywood Icons: Embracing Joy, Adventure, and Living in the Moment

By Saswat Mishra

Many of us learn many things, be it music, be it fitness or be it the looks from Bollywood characters that turn iconic and loved by the audience. However, many of those well-known characters also teach us how to live life to the fullest and enjoy every bit of it.

Aman Mathur, from Kal Ho Naa Ho:

Played by Shah Rukh Khan, Aman is a happy-go-lucky nature and a problem-solving youth, being everyone’s favorite for his cheerful and funny banters. His belief is to live life like there’s no tomorrow, hence the title of the film.

Geet, from Jab We Met:

Played by Kareena Kapoor Khan, a geeky and fun-loving girl who wishes to experience adventure at every point in her life, which also included eloping with his friend to his boyfriend’s place, in order to escape the marriage being organized in her house.

Laila, from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara:

Played by Katrina Kaif, a scuba diving instructor in Costa Rica, Spain, who wishes to embrace every possible joy in life and seizing the day and also believes to reform her love-interest Arjun, played by Hrithik Roshan, from an uptight trader to a life living adventurer.

Bunny, from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani:

Played by Ranbir Kapoor, an aspiring world traveler and DOP, who wishes to travel around the world, explore and live different lives on the edge, that also included his friends’ trip to Manali where he made many memories and also found his love-interest Naina, played by Deepika Padukone.

Jehangir Khan, from Dear Zindagi:

Played by Shah Rukh Khan, despite being a psychologist and a therapist, he shows life from all possible perspectives to be lived according to, as well as, going with the same flow and enjoying it with Kaira, played by Alia Bhatt.

Annirudh, from Chhichhore:

Played by Sushant Singh Rajput, a freshie engineering student who lives in H4, the hostel section tagged for ‘Losers’. However, he teaches that it doesn’t matter being tagged as a loser, but what matters is how the losers’ team up and try their best to win. Also, if the losers stay together, they live life not worrying about how they are called.


Like these characters, they teach us different ways how to embrace life happily and not worrying about the problems given to us or any ailment we are suffering from.

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