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Saturday, October 4, 2008

FANaticism

What makes Pappu sardar celebrate Madhuri Dikshit's birthday by distributing sweets free of cost in Jamshedpur??MF hussain making her the theme of his paintings??

Why was Sourabh Dada forced to take the visage of a Sikh turbaned man last year during Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata so that he goes unrecognised??

What makes Beatles,Pink Floyd legends??

What makes Shah Rukh Khan movies hit??

What makes hundreds of people sit,scream,cry outside the Kodak theatre,as the stars afoot the red carpet when the Oscar Awards are about to start??

Worse...
This incident shocked the tennis world on April 30, 1993. During a quarterfinal in which Monica Seles was leading 6–4, 4–3, a 38-year-old deranged fan of SteffiGraf, G√ľnter Parche, ran from the middle of the crowd to the edge of the court during a break between games and plunged a boning knife between Seles's shoulder blades. She was quickly rushed to a hospital. She did not return to competitive tennis for over two years.Parche was charged following the incident but was not jailed because he was found to be psychologically abnormal and was instead sentenced to two years' probation and psychological treatment.

A personal account:

When at all,I come across him on screen my eyes pop out to scan as much of him I can...to see as much of him I can..
If there's any distant song of his playing,I feel like springing on my feet,hopping around...
Is he an Eye candy??
No...
Am I just his fan??
Dont know..
Not that I think of him day and night...
How often have we been taken over by some phenomenal ,larger than life person in our life??
A person who means a demi-God to us!!
I know all the while people have thought him to be my one obsession..
but I wont denigrate it to something like "obsession"
neither do I want to extol it to "love"...much as i would love to...
It could be an admiration..a big one..hard to explain..

This feeling that made me buy his posters...
cut out any trivia/pictures related to him from the newspapers.
I remember asking mom to buy that Filmfare issue which had special portfolio shoots of his and I still treasure it somewhere away from dad's eyes..
It made me download his uncountable pictures..
Not to mention I keep them as screensavers/wallpapers ..
It made me wait anxiously for Fridays as his movies released,even when exams were in close proximity..
I once coaxed and pestered my cable operator to air his movie,and he did,a day before my 10th board exams,and much to my parents' horror I watched it...
Then getting highest in that subject,I credited it not that much to my teachers and my hard work,but to the fact that I had seen my "HERO" a day before the exam...

I've prayed for him,celebrated his birthday,been gifted his cds' by my friends..
I am proud to assert that he has been the only On-screen star i've owed my allegiance to..
I've been loyal to him and this loyalty has only grown with time..
Back in school he became my identity,people identified me as his "FAN/some called me his AC"..
While a teacher kept a watchful eye on the love-birds in the school..she never bothered about me even though she knew fully well about my crush on him..
since his first movie when critics wrote him off for his inept acting skills..I stood by him..
I have been compared to the character of Guddi played by Jaya Bhaduri in the eponymous movie...
Friends have tried irritating,teasing me saying"He doesn't know to act"..
In defense I could only say"he's learning..."
"Isn't he too old for you,he has daughters??"
In retort"No plans of marrying him,by the way I can be a good baby sitter"
I however considered him flawless...impeccable and impervious to any criticism..
the perfectly chiseled frame,the baritone voice,the rigorous effort he put into his acting..
I have waited and watched..No Hollywood Hunk for me...Desi Rules me..
And when i went to see his latest ;that has swayed the nation and made the audience swoon..
I felt like jumping out of my seat each time he came on screen..shout for him..cheer for him..
And in the scene where he gets a tepid response from his onscreen love,even after serenading her with a beautiful song ..i was almost choked...
"What an obnoxious,heartless woman can one be"I shouted it all aloud in the theatre.
Only to be glared angrily by onlookers..

Anyways,abandoning all that SHRILLONOMICS,I for the first time spent Rs.12 and downloaded that same song and have it as my hello tune today.
At the end of the movie however,my friends congratulated me..joined me in cheeing for him.."ROCK ON ARJUN"

Someday even my spouse will know that he can only play second fiddle to this great guy we know as ARJUN RAMPAL.



**Shrill:Arjun::shrill's mom:Dharamendra

13 comments:

Kunal said...

some say he is waiting for the change in laws to come out of the closet...

Manish Kumar said...

hmmmmm....:)

I love his personality & his performance OSO was good but I have yet to see ROCK ON.

meera said...

u did jog my memory while watching rock on :)

deepexperience said...

nice one... wish ur taste was as good as ur mother's...actors are meant to ACT....

Dexter said...

Don't do the second coming to your husband and I hope you do realize that all actors do is act, all the viewers can do is comment. Some like'm some don't. Watever it be don't give your husband the second place after someone who might never love back the same way your husband might. All this would imply if you do it at some later point of time. Nice entry though. Keep'em coming.

Karthik Narayan said...

niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

rabab said...

he he.....all i can say is d guy is just yummmmmmm...........n u were right to stick by him thru his bad phase.......cheers to this loyal fan!!!

Tanmay Agarwal said...

n1 yet again. Although i m not a great fan of his looks john abraham is way better...still ur writeins have one fan for sure... ;)

AbP.. said...

Superb writing as always..at the very start i thought it's all-your take on admiration,following and obsession of normal human beings for their idols and started visualising the thin line between all these..but to my surprise,what followed was your "fanaticism" and Arjun Rampal everywhere..anyways kudos to you for another nice write-up..in the meantime can anyone suggest a word superlative to "obsession"..for this girl??

PYAASA SAJAL said...

very nicely written...totally engrossing...could feel ur passionate feelings
a similar name in my life on these terms would be that of Rani Mukherji,but must admit,my feelings are way moderate than urs...

I Am Nikhil said...

U said that in the theater..
i'm trying to imagine the other's faces...
and 12 bucks!!!
wow.. u really have it for this guy.

Milcom said...

lolz...initially, i thought that it was another one of those, criticising something...Being his Baby sis is the only option for you now, i guess

priya said...

how cld i miss dis..u knw nobdy will agree more on dis..ahhhh..u mentioning srk..all i can say is i understand dear..thanx 4 actually trying to pen our feelings evn though u will agree that its sumthing dat cant be explained..newaz he rocked in rock on!! m misng srk..