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Bollywood’s unopened diary of love: When closure won over happily-ever-after

Bollywood’s unopened diary of love: When closure won over happily-ever-after

Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra Meri Pyaari Bindu

Kisi daraaz ke kone mein
Teri tasveer mili hai…
Phir wohi kaanton ka safar
Wahi phoolon ki gali…

Love, a beautiful feeling that defies all the restrictions of society and world. Something which only belongs to the one in love and his or her heart, irrespective of whether or not it is reciprocated. It remains there, like a flame, warming you up. This year, a love story came on the celluloid. A simple one it was; guy meets girl when they are kids, guy falls for the girl hopelessly, but the girl has an affair with him and goes on to marry someone else. What was it that was different here? The movie was ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu‘, and starred Ayushmann Khurrana as the haplessly-in-love guy who is a novelist, and Parineeti Chopra as the muse of his dreams, the flirtatious and in-love-with-life Bindu. The movie ended beautifully on a note of them crooning and dancing, as life and love come a full circle for Abhimanyu, who smiles as he sees Bindu walk away with her husband and daughter, the same girl who haunted his dreams and words, day and night. He smiles, and though there is a slight pain, experiences closure. The chapter of Bindu and Abhimanyu’s unrequited and unflinching love for her, closes, calmly, like a whiff of flowers that passed by, in a moment.

Unfortunately, the idea did not appeal to the audience, and why should it? Since time immemorial, we have been used to only two types of endings; one where protagonists meet for a happily ever after, and the other where they die to meet in the eternal ever after. Seldom has the audience been able to digest the fact that there is an ending, a happy one, beyond these scenarios, the one in closure.

Cut back few months, and we had a man-child in the form of Ayan (Ranbir Kapoor) in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’, the one who could not take a no for an answer, when Alizeh (Anushka Sharma), his best friend, did not reciprocate his romantic feelings. But, towards the end, he did understand, and no matter that tears did shed as Alizeh left for another world, they were happy, Ayan was happy. His heart finally found closure in the warmth of Alizeh’s friendship and memories.

When Kangana Ranaut entered our lives as Rani of ‘Queen‘ (2014), as a heartbroken and jilted bride, we felt for her. As she embarked on her honeymoon Alone, stayed alone in the room which was meant to be a romantic abode for her married self, and watched the Eiffel Tower mock her from every corner of Paris, the meek Rani in her grew, and came out bolder, as a Queen. As she returned the ring to her now-interested ex-fiance, she walked out emboldened, and found closure in her independence.

But what takes the cake is a certain Sunil who came into our lives, some 23-odd years back, before Shah Rukh Khan was the romance icon who fluttered our hearts. He was the awkward guy-next-door who relentlessly worked for the love and attention of Anna (Suchitra Krishnamurthy). The one who did everything to make her smile, but at the end, did realise that even if she walked down the aisle with him, she won’t be his for she is in love with someone else. And with that realisation, came a closure for Sunil, who existed long before all the Rajs and Rahuls came in our lives turning the magic on with those charming dimples, playing the mandolins and their arms spread wide.

Sunil, Rani, Ayan, Abhimanyu; they did not fail in love, neither did they have a tragic end to their once unflinching affection. They found themselves, in the quest to find happiness in romantic idea of love. They grew up and understood that love is not just pining and shedding tears, it is holding your head high and walking through the rejection, balming your heart with the realisation that the one you loved was a shadow of the real person he or she is. More importantly, they started believing that in the course of life, they will meet that special someone, but probably not the one they fell for, so hard, so fast.

Closure, an alternative happy ending; a bitter-sweet feeling encompassed in the far corner of heart, which is beyond pain. It just stays there, like a faded rose found inside the diary, with a dwindling scent.

In the words of the song ‘Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin’ from ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’,

Raaste mein jo milo toh,
Haath milaane ruk jaana…
Saath mein koi ho tumhare
Door se hi tum muskaana…

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STOP judging the misery of Bollywood stars. They're as humane as we are

Imagine a situation when you wake up one fine morning, have your cuppa of coffee and then grab up a newspaper in your hand, only to see a BREAKING scandal on the first page which is all about YOU. What would be your reaction? You’ll be shocked and paranoid, right?

The same goes for our Bollywood celebrities too.

They are famous, and we think that they are over-privileged, and so, we rob them of all the humanity we pride ourselves upon. We forget that Bollywood celebrities might also get the same feeling of helplessness when they are pulled into a puddle without any reason; for those just for the sake news. The point we want to prove here is that, we literally rely on the lives of our Bollywood celebrities; what they eat? where are they vacationing/partying? she was so fake during that interview?, and we so love it.

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But on a franker note, do we really know when to not cross the line? Let’s talk about a recent example, that of megastar Amitabh Bachchan. When many media houses reported (not us) that Senior Bachchan had been admitted to Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai; but the truth was something else. The star had actually visited the hospital for a routine check-up as he was complaining about a pain in his lumbar. Later, Big B penned down a poem in Hindi which explained that while he totally understands the photographers’ need for his pictures to continue their work and it is just part of their profession, those camera flashes may act hazardous at times, especially to the eyes, which is why he hid his face with a hat. PERIOD! Have a look at his heartfelt poem below:

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That’s just one of the example, when a problem of a star was not at all sympathised, but was churned into a BREAKING news.

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Even actress Preity Zinta recently became the catch for many media portals when the dimpled beauty was snapped exiting a hang-out spot in Mumbai wearing a ill-fitted dress. And then what, there were speculations that Is Preity Zinta pregnant and is that a Baby bump she is flashing? Like really peeps, now a actress can’t even wear a loose clothing piece, does everything needs to be oh-so gossip tuned?

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When Deepika Padukone talked about her depression story, without a doubt there were fans who sympathised the lady. But over time, there were also many who pointed out the credibility of her confession. Questions were raised and statements were thrown at her which in a gist meant that being a lady who enjoyed so much fame and money, how could she claim of suffering from depression. Clearly, such people just proved their ignorance of the fact that Depression is not just a verb, but actually a mental illness which can claim anyone, irrespective of status, wealth, talent and beauty.

How fickle and heartless we are as audience. We claim to be head over heels in love with our stars and yet when it comes to such times and things, we leave no chance to take a jibe at them.

Few months back Aishwarya Rai Bachchan paid the price of being a celebrity, when paparazzi zoomed and clicked some tacky snaps of the star when she had visited Manish Malhotra‘s residence for dinner, along with her hubby. But instead of being supportive and taking Aish’s side, social media took pleasure out of those GROSS photos. We wouldn’t have reacted the same way if it would have happened with someone close to us, right?

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Yesterday, a media portal bashed Sonakshi Sinha with her choice of ensembles which she wore during her film’s promotion. While we do get that everything cannot be sugar-coated, but we do need to be subtle in the way that even celebs as humans get what we are trying to say.

Forget sympathy, where is the empathy?

Are we affirming the fact that celebrities are rich and so their misery is not at all real? Why can’t we gulp the fact that the problems of our stars are also genuine? Their misery, no matter how public, are real, even in the cut-throat ugly world of glamour. Agreed that they are rich, move in their swanky cars and do what not; but at last they are HUMANS just like you and me.

Lastly, not all celebrities are publicity obsessed. And we should surely learn where to draw a line. TIME OUT!

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Dear Priyanka, it’s high time you starred in a Bollywood Film…

Dear Priyanka,

January 25, 2018, I went to a theatre to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. It was a first day, first show. I was keen to see what the director had to offer, after ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Well, I was quite impressed with ‘Padmaavat’ thanks to the spectacular vision of SLB. Even the actors left a mark. While Ranveer Singh’s Khilji act was outstanding, Deepika Padukone looked stunning as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh impressed us. However, I felt there was something missing in the film, an ‘X – Factor’ that was there in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but not in ‘Padmaavat’. I couldn’t put things together as what was that one thing missing in ‘Padmaavat’.

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Finally, after wracking my brains and heart for a few days, a box office comparison article on ‘Padmaavat’ VS ‘Bajirao Mastani’ finally gave me the answer I was looking for. It was you, Priyanka Chopra. The ‘X-factor’ in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was missing from the magnum opus and now a Rs 250 crore plus profitable film ‘Padmaavat’. The subtle yet a powerful performance that you gave in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

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I then literally went and checked out other dialogue promos of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that featured you, and understood that not just ‘Padmaavat’, an ‘X – Factor’ from Bollywood has been missing. Bollywood is missing Priyanka Chopra, who is not just a pretty face, but a performer who can make us sit back and notice her.

Your last Bollywood movie was a 2016 release ‘Jai Gangaajal’. Though you were excellent in the film, your ‘Bajirao Mastani’ performance overpowers every other last release of yours.

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There’s no doubt that Priyanka, you are making India proud internationally with the ‘Quantico’ series and three Hollywood films in your kitty, but Bollywood needs you too. Its been more than two years, that your fans are waiting for you to announce your next Bollywood film. We have heard a lot about the films you might take up, SLB’s ‘Gustakhiyan’, Kalpana Chawla biopic, Rakesh Sharma biopic and ‘Fanney Khan’. However, till date, none have been announced as your next Bollywood project.

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Priyanka, it’s definitely high time that you come back to Bollywood, not just for your fans but for Bollywood. I am not saying that Bollywood can’t work without Priyanka and movies won’t be made. But, then the silver screen is missing a performer like you.

After all, as your songs goes, “Dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl, Ain’t nobody like my DESI GIRL.”

A guy who misses you on big screen

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