Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on yesterday’s post. We are on Part II of “Playing Catch-Up,” an update on what I’ve been doing/thinking about, while on my trip to India. You can catch the first half of this post here, in case you missed it yesterday. So, moving on:
1) I finally watched Aisha!! It was a movie I was really excited about, because it was the first movie my bf and I had planned to watch after two years of LDR (more on that, here) and I really enjoyed it. The clothes were awesome, the songs were awesome, Sonam Kapoor was awesome, Abhay Deol’s dimples were awesome (swoon!) and I was in splits every time Shefali and Saurabh came on; those two were so cute, and I particularly loved the scene where she loses her shoe while crossing the street, and he comes to her rescue, Bollywood style! Super fun. 😛
I also saw We Are Family, which, to be honest, was so boring even Kajol and Kareena couldn’t save it! The only person who came out looking like a star in that one was the youngest kid; whoever she was, she was adorable!! Ditto for Anjaana Anjaani. The only things that caught my attention were Ranbir Kapoor’s hot body (swooning, again!) and Priyanka Chopra’s HUMONGOUS lips. Oh and Ranbir Kapoor dancing to Disco Dancer! 😉
Coming to Dabangg, I have a story for you guys; here’s how it went:
Bf sings ♫Munni Badnaam Hui ♫
Me: Uhhh…since when have you started singing inappropriate, B-Grade songs?
Bf: This isn’t B-Grade. Salman Khan. Malaika Arora. Dabangg. Is any of this ringing a bell?
Me: Errr..not really. Sounds aweful, though!
Bf: (goes on the reliable YouTube) You’ve got to see this song!!
Me: (while watching the video) Why is Salman Khan dancing like he’s constipated? Omg WHY is Malaika Arora rubbing her thighs? Whaaaaaat…If these are the kind of songs they are going to play at my cousin’s wedding, I’m out!!
Couple days later at the wedding, Munni Badnaam plays again, and again, and again.
Me: (Back home after the wedding) hums ♫Shilpa sa figure, Bebo si♫…AGH!!! STUPID SONG..GET..OUT…OF..MY..HEAD!!
2 Days Later at the Reception dinner
Cousin: (grabs my arm) Let’s go dance!!
Me: Oh I can’t. My shoes…My sari…(suddenly, Munni Badnaam starts playing)…Oh SCREW IT…LET’S GOOO!!! Woohoooooo!!
Song gets over. I leave the dance floor and head straight to the food section. Five minutes later, the song plays again. I leave my food, completely forget that I can’t run in my sari and four inch heels, and sprint towards the dance floor, totally at risk of falling flat on my face.
Me: (after making it to the dance floor sings/screams as loud as ever) ♫CIN-E-MA HALL HUI ♫ WOOHOOO!! BESTEST SONG EVERRR :D:D:D
2) Ok, I don’t know if I should laugh at this or be sad, but the Indian media has completely lost sense of what’s newsworthy and what’s not. I seriously felt like I was watching comedy, every time I tuned in. In the middle of all the Commonwealth Games drama with the foot over-bridge collapsing, paan stains in the bathrooms, and snakes being found in athletes’ rooms, some news channel thought it was a good idea to put Rakhi Sawant kiss Salman Khan on Bigg Boss 4 in endless loop, with some silly headline like, “ Rakhi badnaam hui.” Another news channel thought it was appropriate to show an elephant that went crazy in some village in Kerala and “almost” attacked his owner…OMG it’s BREAKING NEWS!!
3) I have come to terms with the fact that for the older generation in India, you can only be two kinds of weight. You are either healthy (or haaalthy, according to some aunties!:P) or you’re weak! So, when I left India, two years ago, I was healthy, and now after losing 20 pounds, I’m “weak!” I was kind of hoping for a “normal” or a “thin” or maybe even a “slimmer than before” but WEAK?!?! On Twitter, this would be tagged under a #FAIL!! :O 😉
So, that’s that. Obviously, a lot more happened, but if I start writing about everything, I could start a mini-blog just on that. India is eventful like that, and I love it!! 🙂
How have the past two months been for you?? Fill me in!!
Lots of Love,