Odishatv Bureau

Here is a look at several Bollywood personalities who opted to remain single and happy and defied society's ideals of "happily married" or "settled" relationships.

Deepika Padukone in Piku (2015): The self-dependent portrayal of Piku Banerjee in the comedy-drama is an ideal example of a strong, multitasking superwoman. Overwhelmed with responsibilities, the fierce, opinionated, and unapologetic protagonist finds relationships an additional obligation. Here, Piku shows how a friend can sometimes be more significant than a lover. In a society that despises women, Piku destroys the long-standing myth that only a son can support an ageing parent.

Kangana Ranaut in Queen (2014): Rani, a Delhi-based girl, goes on to enjoy the "Paris honeymoon" alone after her fiance terminated their engagement. A tale of independence, self-discovery, and self-love begins when she meets Vijaylaxmi (Lisa Haydon), another strong woman and an outgoing mother. The movie is indeed a sight to watch!

Dear Zindagi (2016): Kaira is a camerawoman in a metropolis, whose life is marked by hectic work schedules and heartbreaking relationships. Helmed by Gauri Shinde, the film focuses on self-love, self-acceptance, and self-perception above everything. Kaira unwittingly falls for her therapist, Jug (Shah Rukh Khan), but carries on with her life with a deeper drive to pursue happiness. By being single, the protagonist learns to love life.

Ranbir and Aditya in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani: Even boys love to embrace singlehood! Adi and Bunny, a fantastic pair of friends, go on a trip to Manali with friends. Bunny and Adi instilled in us the value of savouring every moment. They enjoyed being single and avoided getting involved in any girl drama.

Kartik Aaryan in Sone ke Titu ki Sweety: Kartik, like Sonu, is resilient, wise, and experienced when it comes to emotional and sensitive issues of the heart. Sonu is aware that no girl is able to break his heart, unlike his best friend Titu. He enjoys being a bachelor, going to clubs, dancing, and boozing! 

Being married at the appropriate age is a fundamental aspect of Indian society. While staying single is frowned upon and considered a sin, If you are also 28 (but single), then watch these highly comforting movies; they will give you the chills of being single!