Have you ever experienced that warm and blissed-out feeling you get when you finally share the day’s worth of happenings with your best girl buddy? That’s the kind of effect a best friend can have on you. Not only for fellow females but everyone out there, female friendships can essentially help us live a better, happier, and healthier life because they tend to be so emotionally adaptable that you feel at ease. Their buddy attitude, without a doubt, helps you feel a sense of belonging, making you forget the aloofness you feel when coping with everyday life in a busy and selfish world.
Having said that, Bollywood is never the one to keep us deprived of this beautiful and fulfilling relationship of platonic love between women. In the movies released so far, unlike the western culture highs, we have seen that our desi women can make bonds that last a lifetime even while going through drunk confessions or siyappas, nasty break-ups, pregnancy scare, marriage jitters, or even divorce. Let us discuss some of these best onscreen characters that made us go, “Oh, I wish I had her as my best friend.”
Bollywood Females That Must Be In Our Friends Group
Read the below-mentioned instances of heartwarming friendship between women in Bollywood which we wish we had in our lives.
- Vijayalakshmi And Rani From Queen (2013)
One friend that we definitely need during our overwhelming breakdown sessions while being drunk is Vijayalakshmi or Vijay, as she became the pillar of support for a grieving Rani while wandering in a foreign land.
With no questions asked and no judgment passed, Vijay always helped Rani and comforted her throughout. She is one of the coolest characters in the movie and her friendship with Rani is just a wholesome treat for us, the offscreen audience. Vijay leaves us in awe with her care for her friend in small ways and being by her side whenever needed.
- Aditi And Naina From Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
This other 2013 movie was an absolute blockbuster in the cinemas after its release. While the movie emphasized the adventures of our classic nerd Naina and the bad boy Bunny, the character of Aditi, played by Kalki Koechlin, left a lasting impression on us. While dealing with her own emotions, she has always been a fun person to be around and loyal as ever.
While everyone in the movie was seeking something selfish, this woman was the only one who selflessly let go of things not meant for her and happily tried mending the relationships. If you don’t ever wish to have this understanding yet energetic ball of goofiness as your friend, that’s very questionable of you.
- Andrea, Minal And Falak From Pink (2016)
This award-winning movie about social issues sure brought goosebumps to us through its intense plot. But apart from that, it also brought us to witness the deep-knitted friendship between the three protagonists of the movie, Minal (Tapsee Pannu), Andrea (Andrea Tariang) and Falak (Kirti Kulhari).
While dealing with a pressing court case and being maligned by the regressive views of society, these three women stuck to each other at their lowest, representing the fact that a woman’s friendship goes beyond the societal norms of morality.
- Ayesha From Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
Priyanka Chopra Jonas played one of the most relatable characters, Ayesha, in the movie and we cannot agree more with her situation. The character is extremely empathetic while being the eldest daughter of an Indian household, which itself ignites a feeling of nostalgia among a lot of us. While the parents resort to being stubborn, Ayesha, like the ideal sister she is, supports her brother with everything she can and ultimately makes a decision that’s brave enough.
Keeping all these heavy emotions apart, she has got an adorable dog and herself loves this species of animal. That’s it! We definitely need a friend who has a dog, so that we can pet them all day long and whenever we want.
- Pooja from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
“Kaun hai woh jisne Poo ko palat kar nahi dekha?” This iconic line and the iconic character that played it, Pooja, played by Kareena Kapoor Khan, sure has a distinct spot in our Bollywood-invaded heart. Who doesn’t need an over-the-top friend in their group who is well-informed about all the gossip around the world?
From fashion tips to beauty regimes to funny jokes to sassy remarks, Poo has it all. You name it, she slays it! Also, she is loyal and helpful when needed. Our P.H.A.T group would be bedazzling with the addition of Ms. Poo in it. Pretty hot and tempting, isn’t it?
- Aisha From Wake Up Sid! (2009)
Aisha Banerjee, played by Konkona Sen Sharma, is a character that inspired and awed a lot of small-town women who are on their way to chasing independence. This simple and young woman’s journey from being new to loving the city of dreams was an absolute treat. What more? Her honest friendship with Sid is something we all aspire to have.
Someone who can call out on us when we are being way into our heads and simultaneously comfort us and hug us, dissolving all the worries with them. Aisha was exactly that, for Sid. She doesn’t judge the guy, simply cohabits with him peacefully while being a supportive friend next door but when he is being irresponsible for a lot of things, she also scolds him.
- Veronica From Cocktail (2012)
It’s all fun and games until your best friend ditches you. Well, something like that did happen to Veronica, played by Deepika Padukone, but in spite of it, she always tried to be the perfect homely shoulder to lean on for Meera.
When the latter was disheveled and broken, Veronica lent her her own heart and home, so that Meera could be back on her feet and out of misery. The friendship between them stays strong even after the differences and fights that happen because of the man.
- Shaleen From Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)
The friendship gang of this movie was one of a kind. Everyone truly admires all the characters of this friend group. And in them, Shaleen was one character who was a badass. Yet, her cool and casual attitude toward life and supportiveness for her friends was one of a kind.
Underrated yet loved, Shaleen is the one to baton in her hands and make others realize the realities of their relationships. One definitely would want someone like her in their group for another thing, which is, she is an awesome musician and storyteller.
Few Final Words
These characters make us believe that romantic relationships are not everything to die for. Friendships can as well mean so much importance in a person’s life and we hope that Bollywood serves us with more such concepts in the future.