7 Red Flag Male Characters in Bollywood Films


Ranbir Kapoor's Rannvijay is depicted as a menacing figure, driven by a desperate need for his father's approval, resorting to abuse and violence to prove his loyalty.

Rannvijay Singh - Animal

Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh is portrayed as psychologically and physically abusive towards women, yet his behavior is glorified rather than condemned in the film

Kabir Singh - Kabir Singh

Ranbir Kapoor's Ayan is a heartbroken singer persistently pursuing his friend (Anushka Sharma), embodying the archetype of the entitled "nice guy."

Ayan - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Dhanush portrays Kundan, an obsessive lover prone to emotional manipulation and casual violence, fixated on a woman who loves another

Kundan - Raanjhanaa

Saif Ali Khan's character, Gautam, is portrayed as flaky and problematic, enjoying carefree dating until pressured into conforming to his mother's traditional expectations

Gautam - Cocktail

Salman Khan portrays Radhe, an unemployed man with a violent streak who falls for a priest's daughter, marking the birth of his iconic persona alongside an unforgettable hairstyle

Radhe - Tere Naam

Shah Rukh Khan's character in the film is depicted as shallow, judging women based on narrow standards but quickly falling in love when they conform to his ideals

Rahul - Kuch Kuch Hota Hai