- This is in answer to:
- In what ways do you stand out? See all answers
- October 7, 2011 by parwatisingari
- Shobha,Sulekha and me
reflecting on Plinky's question In what way do I stand out?
In what way do I stand out? I do not know but here’s thinking about it.
When one talks of standing out then definitely we are talking about a standard line, and either falling ahead, or behind or in line with it. What better measuring scales than the celebrity line up?
When Shobha De was Kilchand and editor of some film magazine (I have genuinely forgotten the name) I turned my Rekhasque nose up at her after all who read film magazines only brainless gits—(don’t mention filmfare placed between the leaves of illustrated weekly)
Of course I read the week—(you see I had to win the quiz competition)—but Shobha De wrote a column there too –didn’t I mention that I don’t read brainless gossip even though The Week publishes them!)Starry nights and whatever books she wrote were definitely not intellectual.—I read Zane grey, sudden series, PG Wodehouse and collect Agatha Christie who has made way for JK Rowling)
Well with this superiority complex I actually grew out of teenage ideals to face certain realities like why Mithun Chakravarthi not getting roles after winning the Swarna Kamal but journalists hounding him after a hit like a brainless movie like disco dancer one learns that at the end of 3 root canals 4 extractions and N-silver restoration one just wanted to hang ones brains up like they were shoes.
One such hangs my brain moment I actually read Shobha De and hey she made sense! Her experience with her daughter not wanting a career, and some really mundane day-to-day no I mean weekly highlights. She actually sounded like I wanted to sound.
Like Walter Mitty my secret fantasy world I wrote but I’m too lazy to go meet the publisher. And my spelling is terrible. The blog site Sulekha finally made me realize my dream –I tried BlogSpot but lost my password thrice so thought it was an omen that it was not to be.
Now I can blissfully dream of displacing Shobha De in various news paper columns, Karan Johar talk shows. I am satiated with the confidence that the viewers will get more substance after all I’ m Shaba’s height, Tuntun’s weight with Rekha’s look. Manish Malhotra will not have to slice his clothes they would anyway be minuscule on me. Yahoo—what blissful thoughts—this is almost nirvana