We look up to Bollywood for inspiration for everything: whether its songs for a birthday, games for a boring day, songs to dance to at a wedding or filmy dialogues to exhort pocket money from your parents. So when it comes to wooing your lover on Valentine’s Day, you needn’t look far way. Koimoi.com brings you some easy steps to make this V-Day memorable in a truly Bollywood style (provided that you stretch your imagination and put in some effort):
Run Around Trees
Boys and girls, don’t mess with this one. This is a tried-and-tested Bollywood rule: if the boy and girl like each other, running around trees is a must! Think of it, which girl/boy wouldn’t want to be wooed surrounded by lush greenery, and hey, you’re throwing in some exercise well!
Sing A Song
What kind of a Valentine are you if you haven’t sung a song for your lover! And you can do it absolutely anywhere — in front of a crowd, on the snow-clad Alps, in a mustard field, on your college campus. Declare your love for all too see, and hear.
Bonus point: If you can manage to get a few colour co-ordinated dancers in the backdrop, you’ll probably earn brownie points from your sweetheart!
Spread Your Arms
Shah Rukh Khan started this trend, and if you want to romance, you must learn from the King of Romance. Sounds simple? Just bend your leg and stretch your arms to accommodate your darling who will have come running into your arms by now!
Use A Pigeon
Remember the smart fluttering friend who reunited Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in Maine Pyar Kiya? And by pigeon we mean any cute animal that can be cuddled and honoured to carry your love letters. Be careful to train the animal well or your parchment of love might as well become a part of their next meal!
Do use: Puppies, birds, cats, tame elephants.
Don’t use: Snakes, semi-trained apes, incontinent animals.
Make An Anonymous Call
Maybe you’re too scared to face the love of your life. Maybe you’re afraid of the not-so-sweet rendezvous of your cheek and her chappal. Maybe her father/brother can smash you into pulp before you can pull a rose out of your pocket. That’s where Graham Bell’s invention plays cupid! You can do the whole winded thing like Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan in Bodyguard or freak the living daylights out of your darling like Shah Rukh Khan did for Juhi Chawla in Darr.
Go The Retro Way
Flowers. Rajendra Kumar begged nature to celebrate the coming of his lady love, Vyjayanthimala, with Baharon phool barsao and Rishi Kapoor showered petals on the sexy Sridevi from a helicopter in Chandni. Think you can match up to that?
Props: Garish clothes (love is supposed to be blind anyway), lots of flowers, oodles of make-up, and rote-learned mannerisms of yesteryear stars i.e., keep nodding your head like Dev Anand (was a super hit with the ladies), continuous face-palm a la Manoj Kumar (girls love brooders), the double nod like Rajesh Khanna and so on.
Kiss And Tell
You can do the immobile lip-lock like Aamir Khan and Karisma Kapoor in Raja Hindustani or show your wild side like Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar. And if you don’t want to scare off your Valentine with such a voracious show of affection, a cute Salman Khan-style peck on the cheek will also do.
Play The Waiting Game
This one requires patience: it might be a couple of weeks or even an entire lifetime. Didn’t Kareena Kapoor wait for Salman Khan in Bodyguard? Preity Zinta didn’t even bother to dye her hair after waiting for Shah Rukh Khan for so long in Veer Zaara. Or you can brood a bit like Jaya Bachchan and wait for Amitabh Bachchan to get back to that pallu of yours like in Silsila.
Change Your Profession
Being an engineer or doctor isn’t romantic enough. Till romancing your lover with mathematical equations or x-rays gets into vogue, you’re going to have to slog it out if you want to win your lady love’s heart. Govinda did it expertly for Karisma Kapoor as the multi-talented cook in Hero No. 1. And Salman Khan became the witty secretary for Asin in Ready.
Break Up Your Marriage
Now before you throw the rulebook at us, try and remember that girl in kindergarten who gave your first kiss, or that boy in school who made fun of you (because he liked you, duh!) or that stranger on the train who made an immediate connect with you as soon as the two of you locked eyes! Shah Rukh Khan walked out of an unhappy marriage for Rani Mukerji in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Deepika Padukone abandoned her deliciously handsome hubby for Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal.
Pro Tip: Social networking sites go a long way in helping you connect/stalk your long-lost loved ones.
Are you planning to use any of these ideas on this Valentine’s Day? Or do you have better ones? Tell us in the comments section:
Till then, wish you all a very lovely Valentine’s Day!