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Lessons from Bollywood: What to do on a beach!

Last updated on: March 22, 2016 18:00 IST

'Watch the waves break on the bay

Soft white sands, a blue lagoon

Cocktail time, a summer's tune

A whole night's holiday!'


Summers kicking in!

Time to load that playlist and hit the beach with swimsuits and suntan.

Here's how Bollywood makes most of its time on the beach. Take notes.

IMAGE: Sunny Leone in Mastizaade

All those hours in the gym can finally be put to use. Slip into a slinky bikini and slay like Sunny Leone.

IMAGE: Bipasha Basu in Dhoom 2

Flaunt your beach style in a red-hot number accessorized with chunky beads and bangles like Bipasha Basu.

IMAGE: Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

If you can't leave work at home, carry work with you to the beach like Hrithik Roshan proving you can mix business with pleasure after all.

IMAGE: Zeenat Aman and Amitabh Bachchan in Pukar

Resist pulling one's leg to an altogether different level like Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman.

IMAGE: John Abraham in Dostana

If you got it, flaunt it applies for guys too, asserts John Abraham.

IMAGE: Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Arshad Warsi in Salaam Namaste

Organise a flash mob like Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta and destroy everyone's peace of a famously tranquil beach.

IMAGE: Johnny Lever and Naseeruddin Shah in Jalwa

There are all kinds of activities one can indulge in while on the beach. Get a body massage from, hopefully, someone less chatty than Johnny Lever.

IMAGE: Sunny Deol and Madhuri Dixit in Tridev

If feeling adventurous, go horse riding like Sunny Deol and Madhuri Dixit.

IMAGE: Helen in Gumnaam

Nothing like a game of ball or two on the beach, insists Helen.

IMAGE: Vidya Balan and Farhan Akhtar in Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Seaside running race is just as fun, discover Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan.

IMAGE: Jacqueline Fernandez in Roy

Perform ballet on the beach like Jacqueline Fernandez.

IMAGE: Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta and Akshay Kumar in Singh is Bliing

Balle Balle will do just as much demonstrates Akshay Kumar and gang.

IMAGE: Ram Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Ritesh Deshmukh in Humshakals

Play fancy dress with your friends, a la Ram Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Ritesh Deshmukh.

IMAGE: Kareena Kapoor Khan in Tashan

Unleash your inner mermaid like Kareena Kapoor.

IMAGE: Alia Bhatt in Shaandaar 

Observe the beach dress code.

IMAGE: Deepika Padukone in Break Ke Baad

In other words, flaunt those long, long, looong legs like Deepika Padukone.

IMAGE: Dimple Kapadia in Saagar

Basically, no night gowns, please? Even if you're Dimple Kapadia and get away wearing pretty much anything.

IMAGE: Sridevi in Himmatwala

Keep the beach clean and tidy. Do not litter it with brightly painted matkas for heaven's sake!

IMAGE: Akshaye Khanna, Saif Ali Khan and Aamir Khan in Dil Chahta Hai

And, finally, learn from the Dil Chahta Hai boys how to turn that beach getaway into heaven on earth.