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Lessons from Bollywood: What to do on a rainy day!

Last updated on: July 05, 2016 19:15 IST

Rainy days don't always spell good news. They dampen plans and delay traffic.

Not in Hindi movies though.

In the sparkling world of make believe, pitter-patter always leads to masti and magic. Want to experience some of it? Learn to enjoy baarish Bollywood style.

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan

IMAGE: Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots 

Go Zoobi Doobi on the society jhoola with your sweetheart. It might not be as fancy as Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor's in 3 Idiots but it's the thought that counts, right?

Karisma Kapoor

IMAGE: Karisma Kapoor in Dulaara

No worries, a hammock will do just fine. Lolo seems to be having the time of her life around one in Dulaara.

Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif

IMAGE: ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani

Monsoon and pakodas are synonymous with each other. Hit the roadside snack stall to gobble moong dal bhajiyas and pudina chutney like Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani.

Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz

IMAGE: Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz in Aap Ki Kasam

When it comes to resourcefulness, Bollywood seldom disappoints.

Stuck in the car in the middle of a heavy rainstorm like Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz in Aap Ki Kasam? It can turn into one unforgettable date if you remember to carry a thermos of piping hot chai.

Shah Rukh Khan

IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Internet is filled with memes that scream 'Happiness in playing football in the rain.' Looks like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge's Shah Rukh Khan got the memo.

Sanjay Dutt and Farah

IMAGE: Sanjay Dutt and Farah in Imaandar

Nobody likes to get out in the rain. So if you're hoping to avoid crowds at a popular tourist attraction, NOW is the time to venture out. Look at the amount of privacy it got Sanjay Dutt and Farah in Imaandar.

Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chaterjee

IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chaterjee in Manzil

Brave the rimjhim to walk around Mumbai landmarks hand in hand, a la Amitabh Bachchan and Moushumi Chaterjee in Manzil.

Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor

IMAGE: Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in Baaghi

Local trains are Mumbai monsoon's first casualty. But if you know how to kill time like Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in Baaghi and burst into an impromptu jig on the platform, problem becomes pleasure.

Rains and romance go hand in hand.

In Bollywood, it means a LOT of inexplicable dancing.

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol

IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Dilwale

On the streets like SRK and Kajol in Dilwale.

Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil

IMAGE: Amitabh Bachchan and Smita Patil in Namak Halal

Atop a car like Amitabh Bachchan in Namak Halal.

Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar

IMAGE: Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar in Mohra

Around a pole of an under construction building like Raveena Tandon in Mohra.

Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan

IMAGE: Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan in Darr

Or above a, er, piano like Juhi Chawla in Darr.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

IMAGE: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Raavan

Or simply catch up on one's Kathak lessons like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Raavan.

Urmila Matondkar

IMAGE: Urmila Matondkar in Satya

Not everyone feels the need to get drenched in the rain to relish it. Urmila Matondkar in Satya is happy teasing the drizzle from the confines of her balcony.

Parineeti Chopra

IMAGE: Parineeti Chopra in Hasee Toh Phasee

While Hasee Toh Phasee's Parineeti Chopra prefers to stay dry inside the BEST bus. Sensible girl.

Jeetendra and Leena Chandarvarkar

IMAGE: Jeetendra and Leena Chandravarkar in Humjoli

Others like Jeetendra and Leena Chandravarkar in Humjoli opt for an unconventional refuge like a bullock cart.

Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor

IMAGE: Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor in Mausam

Play hooky from school to enjoy rain or 'who blinks first' like Shahid and Sonam Kapoor in Mausam.

Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor

IMAGE: Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor in Tevar

Hide and seek is no less exciting as demonstrated by Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor in Tevar.

Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut

IMAGE: Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut

Bring out the chiffon. Channel your inner Sridevi like Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut!

Sridevi

IMAGE: Sridevi in Chandni

Unless, of course, you ARE Sridevi!

Shammi Kapoor and Mala Sinha

IMAGE: Shammi Kapoor and Mala Sinha in Dil Tera Deewana

Ignore the muck and forget about hygiene. Roll on the slimy wet grass, splash your feet in a watery mess, jump into a muddy puddle and go all out to declare Dil Tera Deewana like Shammi Kapoor and Mala Sinha.

Moral of the story: Bollywood really gives into rains, can you?