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Bollywood's Toxic Hot Characters We Secretly Adored

by Pratyush Anand

Ranbir Kapoor's latest film, Animal, dives into the dark side of desire with his character's tumultuous emotions and questionable actions that glorifies toxic masculinity.

1. Ranbir Kapoor's Untamed Beast in Animal

Yash's Rocky in KGF oozes hyper-masculinity, glorifying violence and dominance. His lack of emotional depth reinforces stereotypical notions of strength defining masculinity, pushing healthier traits aside.

2. RYash in KGF

Sonu from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety showcases a toxic friend, controlling Titu's relationships, undermining his choices and glorifying possessiveness as friendship. But, for healthy body like Kartik Aryan you can have nut butter to curb your snacks cravings.

3. Kartik Aryan in Sonu Ki Titu Ki Sweety

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Shahid kapoor character in Kabir Singh was notorious for his toxicity, took possessiveness to an extreme. He believed his attraction gave him ownership over Preeti, leading to abuse and misogyny.

4. Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh

Ranbir Kapoor’s character in Ae dil hai mushkil whines about unreciprocated feelings and expects others to fulfill his desires that paint him as an immature man-child struggling with the concept of boundaries and consent.

5. Ranbir Kapoor in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Dhanush's Kundan in Raanjhanaa is not Romeo - he's an obsessive stalker. His "love" manifests as harassment, control, and disregard for Zoya's choices. Using suicide threats and ignoring her "no," he embodies the dark side of possessive affection. 

6. Dhanush in raanjhnaa

From judging Anjali for being a tomboy to declaring basketball off-limits for women, Shahrukh Khan’s character in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai embodies toxic masculinity

7. Shah rukh Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota hai

8. Varun Dhawan in Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Badrinath, played by Varun Dhawan, embodies Bollywood's problematic "man-child" trope. After Vaidehi rejects him, he resorts to obsessive stalking, blurring the lines between love and harassment.

Gatecrashing a funeral and dismissing Rajjo's grief highlight disrespect by Salman Khan’s character in Dabangg and marrying her without a proper introduction showcases his entitled behavior, blurring the lines between humor and harm. 

9.  Salman Khan in Dabangg

While these fictional characters might have captivated us with their charisma and sculpted physiques, we must remember that true heroes are those who respect boundaries, prioritize consent, and treat others with respect.

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