Here’s How Bollywood Proves That It’s Absolutely OK For Boys To Cry


Aren’t we like waaay into the future to just stop telling guys “don’t cry like a girl” already? We’re all humans and everybody feels like venting out too much happiness, sorrow, anger or helplessness through salty water that our eyes automatically eject, right?


Come on, we all have tasted our tears, be it out in the open or in the loo. But it’s high time we just “get drunk on ’em” y’know? Trust me, nothing is more liberating than a bucket full of tears.

Therefore, here’s celebrating Bollywood’s men who showed us how great it is to cry. I’ll spare the women from this ’cause we know “girls anyway cry so much,” no? Huh.

BTW, this is where we got our inspiration from:

So, let’s get on with the list of some men, from Dharma Productions films, who showed us how adorable men, on the whole, can look while shedding some tears. (But you know, us finding men CUTE while crying is also a byproduct of stereotypes.)


Let’s start with KJo’s first film as a director: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Jo Ham Log Nahi Samjhenge).

SRK in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

That’s a failed attempt at suppressing emos, but great nevertheless. 

Hrithik Roshan in Kabhi Khusi Kabhie Gham

And who isn’t familiar with this iconic emotional outbreak scene even though his tears are conspicuously fake? It still makes me all teary-eyed every time I watch it!

SRK in Kal Ho Na Ho

The and-I-thought-my-wife’s-the-best face.

Abhishek Bachchan in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna

We couldn’t just create a GIF out of this amaaaazing scene in spite of several attempts. 🙁

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YouTube Screengrab | Wake Up Sid

This guy pulls off crying scenes the best, period. “Not too much, but maybe just enough” type, y’know.

Ranbir in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

He makes you feel his pain, doesn’t he?

Varun Dhawan in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya

Do this when you realize you don’t love your to-be-wife at the Goddamn Mandap.

Siddharth Malhotra in Hasee ToH Phasee

OK, I don’t know what to say about this because that’s how awkward I get in emo moments.

Siddhartha again in Kapoor and Sons

Achcha chalta hoon, duaaon mein yaad rakhna.” 

Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Now, let’s spare all the guys the unnecessary burden of their suppressed emotions and urge them to cry it out if they feel like it, without caring about stupid judgments.

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