So I was called a cow. No not in a fit of anger but rather in a fit of mush.
Whattheyy! you say?Exactly my reaction.
You see the Boy thinks cows are a charming lot of animals- so calm, gentle, beautiful, fair (oh, lets not even go into the indian fixation with fair skin here) and ehhmm sexy because lets face it they have big racks!!!
The other day I was on a company sponsored SAP event at Taj Land’s End where another department of the company was holding a Saif-Deepika meet and greet event. SAP vs Saifu? Apples and oranges, more like Chocolate and brocolli.
So with strategically timed washroom breaks a colleague and me hovered around the balcony to wait for the stars to appear. Finally after much waiting and much eves dropping on a skinny-ad agency type talking on phone.Saif appears and I was stunned to say the least. To know where I was coming from let me remind you of a time when I had blown kisses at the screen whenever he appeared in Race.
Well what I saw was this. (there is only so much a 2mpx cell phone camera can do,okay? )
You see that flash of white flesh between the two men, thats him! So Saif’s frighteningly pale, not really a strapping 6 footer and I-hate-to-say-this but balding. A thousand schoolgirl fantasies died inside me that day. Kareena can have him..huh!
Oh yeah I saw Deepika too. She is tall, thin and beautiful in real life too.
I have to come out on one thing here. It punctures all my fake posh-ness when it comes to reading but here it goes. I have read all..four ..of Chetan Bhagats books. There I did it.
Yes i bought the latest one-2 states on the weekend it released. It hurt my fake snobbery so much that I bought an Orhan Pamuk to hide it. And I read it on the plane journey back and chuckled all the way at the stereotypes which do unfortunately hold true to this day.
There is a line in the book when the depressed hero turns a workaholic and his boss finds his dedication impressive and says “Citibank sees a bright future in you” or something in those lines and the hero thinks how Citibank seeing a bright future in him translates into him having no life.
May be this is what makes Bhagat top the bestseller list within a day of release. He hits the nail on the head.
PS: May the festival of lights bring you loads of luck and happiness.
Its not Diwali here because one is no longer in Dilli.