After a long and winding year, the
summer presents itself as an excellent opportunity to relax and reflect
upon the rollercoaster ride of life. While the happy moments brighten up
our lives with their smile, it's the not-so-happy moments that makes us
realize the true value of a smile. Here is BollyCurry presenting to you
of the inspirational characters of our timeless cinema, those who
through thick and
thin held on to that smile, lightening up the lives around them.
Essaying the character of a jovial and fun-loving Punjabi, Anjali Sharma Raichand, who in spite of her
lower socio-economic status, never let go of that smile which not only bowled
over the heart of Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) but also the audiences. Kajol
in the movie was a perfect depiction of a strong and supportive woman in the
domestics of Indian culture and society. Be it her responsibility as a mother
or a rejected daughter-in-law, the character fulfilled it all without any
Ranchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad/Phunsukh
Wangdu - a character as unique as both his names in the movie played by
perfectionist Aamir Khan
in 3 Idiots
From the wrath of his teacher, to supporting his friend lying on his
deathbed, to being separated from his friends and the love of his life,
bore it all with a smile. His 'all izz well' became the new talisman for
the public to rescue them from any sort of trouble. Khan inspired one
with his brilliant and power pact performance in the movie.
Talking about inspirational
characters, one can simply not forget Geet from Jab We Met
played the role of a frivolous, lively and talkative Punjabi girl who
madly loved herself. But life wasn't as simple as she thought it to be.
Her crumpling down when her boyfriend out rightly refused to marry her
and the after journey then onwards was full of hardships. But even
through this phase of intense depression, she
emerged victorious from the darkness that seemed to have engulfed her
Now, while it isn't every day for
a simple villager to be married off to a modern British girl and end up
London only to find out that the marriage isn't even legal, it surely
simple to plunge out of this pool with a smile on your face. This is
what happened with Arjun (Akshay Kumar
) when he ended up in London.
While it may be difficult for a
man deal with rejection just a day after his marriage in an alien land,
Kumar survived it all with a smile. As the saying goes, "all's well that
well" and this rom-com ended with Arjun winning over the heart of the
This beauty is known for her
enchanting smile and man did she flaunt it in her movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan. She
played the role of an energetic and full of life journalist whose positive
outlook towards life helped the much distorted Samar (Shah Rukh Khan). Although she didn't have
much luck with her love life, she stayed strong to unite the star crossed lovers
of the movie. Sometimes love isn't about getting but more about giving.
The movie depicted the charming story of two college
best-buds turned lovers who survived the twists and turns of life with
contagious smiles on their face. While this love story had way too many,
and might we add absurd hindrances,
Aditi (Genelia D'Souza) impressed all with her bubbly persona and sweet
smile. It isn't surprising
that the audiences fell in love with this aggressive and impulsive
A smile may take the form of many shapes but its effect isn't
ordinary; the gesture rules the world greater than any other powers
known. We close this edition with a simple smile hoping you find
inspiration in these characters our Bollywood actors portrayed with such
vigor. Let us know your story and which character inspired you the most
the comment box below.
Writer: Urooj K.
Editors: Nabila S. and Jenifer Y.
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