Shah Rukh Khan is not just the 'King of Bollywood', but of love and relationships as well. He has redefined love for us. His movies, over the years (23 years to be exact!), have taught us innumerable lessons that can be learned for a healthy relationship. Which girl would not want to have a lover like Raj from DDLJ? Which guy would not give his right arm to become the cool Rahul from Kuch Kuch hota Hai? So, people, here we are with some love and relationship lessons from SRK films that could teach you a thing or two!
#1. Do not let it go.
Just like Raj from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, if you have fallen in love, do not let your love go.
Cross seas and oceans if you have to for your love, but never ever give up. Always follow your heart, but do it the right way. In your pursuit of love, do not end up hurting your family’s feelings.
#2. Overcome problems in your marriage.
In a married relationship, there can and will be a few hiccups. Do not let them ruin your relationship. Your ego must not stand in the way of your love. Understand that the other person cannot always be wrong, and you cannot always be right. Overcome your problems just the way Raj and Priya did in the movie Chalte Chalte.
#3. Believe in the concept of soulmates.
Whether you are a carefree person like Rahul or a sincere girl like Pooja of Dil to Pagal Hai fame, God has made a special someone for each one of us.
All we need to do is to believe that at the right time destiny will bring us closer to our soulmate.
#4. Love is friendship.
"Love is friendship; friendship is love." Shah Rukh taught us this invaluable lesson in the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai — that friendship is the first step to love. So if you also feel 'Kuch Kuch' for your friend, tell them before it is too late.
#5. True love never dies.
When you truly love someone, even the heavenly powers cannot take them away from you. That person lives in your heart forever, and you are never really alone.
Mohabbatein is forever...
#6. Do not get affected by the ups and downs in life.
We cannot expect life to always be a bed of roses. Sometimes it will bring us happiness, and sometimes it will bring us troubles.
But your family will always help you get through your Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham moments.
#7. Learn to trust your partner.
Trust is the foundation of a relationship. You cannot have a successful relationship if you act paranoid all the time. You have to trust your partner and see how things turn out. If you turn out to be an over-possessive lover, you might end up losing them, just like Gopal in Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam.
#8. Rash decisions can ruin lives.
Decisions made in anger and haste will burn you and your loved ones. You should not be impulsive while making life-altering decisions, as they might change your life permanently, sometimes not for good.
Your decisions affect others too, so do not rush them. In simple words, do not be a Devdas.
#9. Love and live every day.
Life is short, so we should live it in the best possible way every single day. Live, laugh and love every day, as each day is important. Live like it is your last day, after all, Kal Ho Na Ho, right?
#10. Love is crazy.
Yes, love is crazy. You lose all control over yourself. And yes, you can burst into a song whether you want to or not.
Just like Major Ram of Main Hoon Na, you can actually listen to the violins playing in the background. Crazy, stupid, filmy love does exist!
#11. Love knows no boundaries.
Love knows no boundaries. People can be divided over borders, but the heart does not follow that concept. Just as Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh from India can fall for Zaara Hayat Khan from Pakistan, remember?
Race, religion, nationality cannot stop a heart from beating for its companion.
#12. There is an extraordinary love story in every ordinary jodi.
This was the motto of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. God has put you and your loved one together for a reason. And if he has done it, then there is definitely some magic involved.
#13. Infidelity is not the answer.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna did not preach about infidelity; it was a critique of it. If you are not happy in your marriage, you can walk out of it. However, adultery is not a solution. Marriage is like a partnership, where both partners should be true and loyal to each other.
Sometimes marriages just do not work, but having an extra-marital relationship is still not justified.
#14. Love is above any superstitions.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan gave us deep insight into the world of superstitions and beliefs that can keep two lovers apart. But if your love is real, then it will one day reunite you with your estranged lover despite any circumstances.
Just like Samar found his long-lost love Meera again in the movie.
Now that you know these love and relationship lessons from the 'King of Romance' himself, follow them religiously, and have a strong and happy relationship. After all, bade bade deshon me aisi choti choti baatein hoti rehti hai senorita. So, hanso, muskurao aur khul ke jeeyo, kya pata kal ho na ho!