Arrange marriages against the bride’s consent is a big topic of debate in India and no wonder lot’s of Bollywood Wedding movies are themed around the runaway bride concept. Many of these big fat Bollywood wedding’s go as planned in Hindi films but few of them end up being nasty surprises when the Dulhans decides to risk it all by going against their family’s will and follow where their hearts take them. These naughty Bollywood brides looking perfect in their bridal outfits, end up keeping everyone on their toes including the groom. The stage is now set for an exciting climax as nobody knows what decision would the bride eventually make.
Many of the leading ladies of Bollywood, right from Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Preity Zinta etc. have found themselves in such situations in 1 or more movies during their careers when playing a Dulhan. It is quite common that a bride might feel some wedding jitters just before their marriage. However, dragging their feet to their Shaadi in their Bridal wear only to back out from the marriage last minute or becoming a runaway bride is simply crazy. We have put together a list of Bollywood Movies Where the Bride had change of heart just before their big moment.
1: Kajol’s Wedding – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
And then Amrish Puri uttered those eternal words, ‘Jaa Simran….Jee Le Apni Zindagi’ and the nation started breathing again. Very few moments in Bollywood movies has the ability to bring the nation together, this was surely one of them. Shot in picturesque London, Switzerland, and Punjab, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge revolved around the tales of a spoilt brat Raj played by Shah Rukh Khan and a down to earth girl Simran aka Kajol.
Shahrukh Khan played the ultimate charmer in this movie as well as a perfect all-rounder. In the first half, he is flirting shamelessly with Kajol in the beautiful Swiss Alps who he met accidentally on a Europe tour and is already engaged. In the second half, when she returns to India for her arranged marriage, he is trying to work the odds in his favour and win back the girl by wooing her family. The movie had its moments especially the climax scenes when Amrish Puri tries to cockblock Kajol from running away from her arranged marriage but eventually gives in, remember the train scene?
As per Reports, Shahrukh was not keen to play Raj in the movie initially when Aditya Chopra approached him for the role but eventually he convinced him and rest is history. This movie shattered records like none other in the 90’s and is been running in Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir theatre for almost more than 2 decades now. DDLJ’s Euphoria was so big that every teen girl in India in that era related to Kajol’s character ‘Simran’ and dreamed of meeting a guy like ‘Raj’ who would come over and sweep them off their feet.