Monday, March 12, 2012

My 6 Year Old DAD

<My 6 Year Old DAD>

This story is sort of inspired by the mum run story written earlier on this page.

I lost my mom 6 months ago and I live with my dad and have no kids. My dad is much like a kid himself...(my formula is over 60=6) says the wrong things to the right people (colleagues) and then chuckles like a naughty boy. It used to bother me for years and years until I realised that I ended u...
p either apologising to people or arguing with him after each episode. This made things awkward and unpleasant between us and with my colleagues who were victims for many years. I tried avoiding going out with him completely (which my sister is usually very good at)...but think that may not be good for him.

At the same time, he needs some company, so I have to go along with him or sometimes take him along when my friends (who he is very popular with) invite him. For a long time I wondered whether there was any other way to handle the situation. I finally had my AH HA moment last evening, on our way back from a friend's place. It was the realisation that I don't have to take him seriously. If he offends anyone in the process, its his thing to handle, not mine. I may as well enjoy the ride and get some laughs out of it myself!

This takes a lot of stress of me and I can actually get on with doing what I need to do....restructure my life and live with a lighter mind after my mum is gone...

- Anonymous, Mumbai (India)

All Fake-Dirty Picture,Dirty Publicity

With no offence on a personal front! I wud like to address to anyone ! Vidya Baalan - Why on the Earth u need to be Pregnent on the Shows just to promote ur films! - Stuffing urself just to get dat feel, makeup done, I wonder why are u so excited & inspired to create da whole drama/stunt-that too a promotional one, (just for a film). or is it that you love so much being Pregnent. & hosting shows like (Lost-Family Members) (which one wud wonder how scripted or unscripted they be) & then roaming around with a photograph ,asking, whereabouts of ur so called husband on da screen)? Dat's above th head - promotional gimmick- dont you think its too much! I mean, till Silk it was fine, I mean Thanks to you 'Silk" (the real actress) was highlighted once again! but the very fact that "Silk" was being too much addressed & mocked about in da so called Ekta Kapoor's "Dirty Picture"!- becoming an iconic (by and large) image! I am sure, People would remember for much time to come these to characters-namely (1) Dirty Vidya & (2) Pregnant Vidya! & some days back it was the Dabboo Ratnani (Photographer) Shoot where it was hyped dat u absolutely wore nothing - Dat's a (3) Nude Vidya! Well whats all this Lady? Please explain!

I am sure there are many who would agree, its been a too much of self promotion for the silver screen! It's getting on the nerves now! Cant handle. With all the scripted , unrealistic approach to propogating an imaginary-artifical, fake and not so real character reaching out to millions! If one would have ever done something much worth for anything else (eg.a social cause) ,We would have had achieved much in less time! and resulted in wonders!

One more thing I wanted to ask you. From Saree's by Sabyasachi Mukherjee too the typical same look alike (dat we have seen before). Isint it getting too much. absolutely loosing its importance!

On the other hand "Ra-One"- sounds more like a brand, like some 'G-I-Jo' or like the "F-1 Series" I mean If it could not have been "Raavan" or "Raavan-2" - just plain & simple. Why? Sharukh Khan - You are getting old, and the characters ( in the advertisments & on the silver screen) you do, make you look more negatively older! You dont need to show the audience, that you are any younger amongst your co-stars! This One, That One - Ra-One, What the heck! We had enough of all that already! Before it was "Don" all around! I meant dont you guyz have better new stories & characters to work upon, other than repeating the story - in the same way or a little twist! & Please spare us from the revised Editions & Series of the same film. We are damn tired, watching the same star-cast , else with some twist & turn, replacements, the same stories, the same characters, the same acting style, & the same promotional propogandas & that is like one would want to sink in! - in the whole Hooh-hallah(Hype) created.

Somebody please "Spare Me" - with this Trauma!

We even have half of the Reality Shows, or say all of them - scripted. Wheres the reality, Wheres the truth? We have already seen much of the much better versions before! These one really kill the time - & are a waste of time! & ideologically they are of no help! When you even are real, & when it's not going to benefit the audience who watches it, Other than for the hosts, & the crew. models who get publicity, because they have nothign else to do, & good for them if they are earning enuf with such shows! But no body would want to be remembered via such shows! Give me a break!

Dont lure the audience with Fake code of conduct! - Anomynous, 34 - Mumbai, India