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To say that Bollywood has given us a lot will be a gross understatement. It has affected all of our lives in more ways than we can imagine and we’re (mostly) thankful for it! From singing “tanhayee” during a break up to flicking our hair and saying “kaun hai voh jisne dubara mudke mujhe nahi dekha. Who is he?” When our crush doesn’t give us a second glance, we owe it all to this bustling industry. When we are talking about so many things, how can we forget the words that Bollywood brought to our life? Here are 19 pretty awesome words we learnt from Bollywood and cannot get enough of!
Meaning: To excite someone
Remember Kapoor and Sons? Can’t really forget the trio of Fawad Khan, Alia and Siddharth, can we? But the movie also had Badshah’s ‘Kar Gayi Chull’ which suddenly put this word, already used in places like Delhi and Punjab, on the map for the rest of the country.
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Meaning: Somebody so beautiful that even the moon is envious
Meaning: A way of referring to a woman in some parts of Northern India like Bihar and UP
‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ is a cult classic and so is the song ‘O Womaniya’ which gave us a cool word to refer to our girl bosses with!
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Meaning: A person who aces all challenges he/she takes up
Shah Rukh Khan is synonymous with ‘Baazigar’, after his amazing performance in this movie and rightfully so considering the meaning of the world! But if you don’t say “Harr kar jeetne wale ko hi baazigar kehte hain” after a long day at work then you’re definitely not doing it right!
Meaning: To reach your limit
‘Intehaan ho gayi, intezaar ki. Aayi na kuch khabar mere yaar ki!’ That’s us every time bae doesn’t answer, am I right?
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Meaning: Someone who is bold and intimidating
All of us ‘dhaakad choris’ were singing along with Aamir Khan when this song released and it isn’t just addictive but also has added a new word of compliment to our glossary.
Meaning: Wasting time
After watching Ranbir and Deepika sing this song in the streets of Corsica, all we wanted was to do some matargashti with our boyfriends. But there is no way we’ll look that hot when dancing in front of a group of random people. *sigh*
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Meaning: A deep connection
Raabta, the song from Agent Vinod, made me feel deep heart melting emotions. I know I speak for a lot of us out there when I say this because since then, we haven’t been able to stop listening to this song, or it’s various versions!
Meaning: A travelogue
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Meaning: My good luck
I think it’s time to start referring to our partners as ‘Zehenaseeb’, don’t you think? *wink*
Meaning: To lose its dignity
This has to be one of the most entertaining words I’ve learnt from Bollywood. And after listening to the song from Gangs of Wasseypur, I haven’t been able to exclude it from my personal dictionary.
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Meaning: Obsession for something
What happens when Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif come together? A lot of ‘fitoor’ for their chemistry!
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Nobody can get over Ranveer and Deepika’s chemistry, especially when it is portrayed so beautifully in the song ‘Aayat’ with it’s beautiful lyrics. Thanks to this, the word is etched into our memories forever!
Meaning: A crematorium
Masaan, with it’s moving storyline and outstanding performances, changed how we see Bollywood and that’s exactly why this word deserves a place on this list!
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While we may have put Fardeen Khan out of our memory, we definitely haven’t forgotten the word ‘Janasheen’ now, have we?
Meaning: Crazy or wild
I have distinct childhood memories of being referred to as ‘aflatoon’ all thanks to Akshay Kumar’s movie. We must thank him for giving our mothers another word to call us when we trouble them.
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John and Bipasha totally set the screen on fire in this psychological thriller and since then we haven’t been able to get it out of our minds. In full filmy way, we’ve told our boyfriends at least once that ‘mujhe tumpe aetbaar hai.’
Meaning: Face to face (in front of somebody)
‘Rang De Basanti’ has to be one of the best movies ever made. The song ‘Roobaroo’ familiarized us with this soulful word and we haven’t been able to forget it since then.
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