We give you 20 informative ways.
Here's a quick riddle.
Actors can spend hours in front of it. They adore it; almost worship it as much as themselves. Especially when they are looking right into it.
They're also terrified of what it may reveal.
What is it?
You guessed right: it's the mirror.
Whether it's on the wall or vanity van, movie stars cannot have enough of it.
We can see glimpses of this fixation on celluloid too. Here are umpteen examples of the variety of activities you can do in front of the mirror courtesy the one and only Bollywood.
Amar Akbar Anthony
Admonish your sloshed, spanked reflection and repeatedly remind it to never touch 'Daru' like Amitabh Bachchan's Anthony Gonsalves in Amar Akbar Anthony.
Andaz Apna Apna
Congratulate your outer 'mahapurush' like a super narcissist Aamir Khan in Andaz Apna Apna.
Carve K-K-k-k-iran's name on your chest with a fruit knife because watermelons are clearly out of season like Shah Rukh Khan in Darr? We don't think so!
Check if those giant, golden jhumkis will have the desired effect on your sexy, silver fox date tonight like Sridevi in Lamhe.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Lavish compliments at your smouldering, skimpily clad reflection like Bebo's unprecedented vanity queen Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Fix your tie enroute to work like the suave, smart Saif Ali Khan of Kal Ho Naa Ho.
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega
Enhance your boo hoo skills in front of the dressing mirror, again like Saif, in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, if planning to pull the wool under father-in-law's eyes like his character in the kidnap comedy.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Learn there's nothing like too much Salman Khan even if it's only inside a mirror maze of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
Hopefully NOT discover haunted, blood-soaked spirits lurking behind you like the Bipasha Basu does in her breakthrough hit, Raaz.
Resolve never to go anywhere near makeup again for the rest of your life like Rohini Hattangadi must have following her disastrous makeover in Chaalbaaz.
Realise you're never too old for play dressing like the evergreen Dev Anand sporting a cowboy get-up in Gambler.
Give yourself that much deserved champi (when no one else will) like the lovely Smita Patil in her most acclaimed act, Bhumika.
Mirrors are excellent secret keepers like Karz's Simi Garewal and her dark wig concealing an even darker head will tell you.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Give an emotionally charged speech about going to any lengths to transform from husband to hero for your new bride like SRK in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Way to go, bro... oops.
Run into your true self only to learn that under that glossy, Englistani surface still resides a man whose dil hai Hindustani like Raj Kapoor in and as Shree 420.
Luck By Chance
Use the mirror as an analogy on deceptive imagery to turn down a movie project like Hrithik Roshan in Luck By Chance.
Maine Pyar Kiya
Doodle on the mirror glass with imported lipstick to cheer up your girl, the ploy sure worked on Bhagyashree in Maine Pyar Kiya.
Gazing into the mirror intently can have a profound, empowering effect insists Rani Mukerji's character, having shed all the symbols that bound her to hollow commitment, in Bombay Talkies.
Play a game of 'Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who's the loneliest of them all?' like Rekha's unlucky in love Umrao Jaan.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Because even the most beautiful woman in the world needs validation, right Ash?