All desi online media is just full of it. Nothing else matters. The Badshah has turned 40.
From Rediff: On November 2, Bollywood’s badshah Shah Rukh Khan will turn 40. To celebrate the grand occasion, rediff.com asked readers to send in their SRK experiences, if they had ever met the star.
“Grand occasion” indeed.
Again from Rediff:
Have you ever met Shah Rukh Khan?
Ever been in a shopping mall and turned around to see none other than Bollywood’s badshah?
Ever sat next to him on a long flight?
Ever gone up to him for an autograph?
Ever shaken hands with SRK?
If you have then write in to Rediff.Have you ever stood in an urinal and looked to your side and seen Shahrukh Khan?
Have you ever picked Shahrukh’s pocket?
Have you ever breathed the same air as Shahrukh (like he left the room and you came in within like 5 minutes)?
Have you ever eaten Shahrukh Khan’s leftovers?
Have you ever been visited in your dreams by Shahrukh Khan?
Have you ever seen “Dil Aashna Hain” and “Yeh Lamhe Judai Ke” ?
If you have then comment on this post.
I cannot tell you how glad I feel to learn that Shahrukh Khan’s 40th birthday resolution is to give up smoking. That means we will get many more years of hamming, lip-curling, nostril-heaving and that goaty “eeeehhhhh” laugh. That means many more gems of wisdom :
If you can believe that an 80-year-old woman can continue to love the man she loved as a young girl (Titanic), then why not the love story between a ghost and a woman?” (Source)
People said Asoka was ahead of its time”. (Source) [Yeah sure—-maybe in 4022 when we have all been lobotomized by aliens…..Asoka will be appreciated]
Actually, the more liberal a society becomes, the more stringent the laws are bound to be. In the US, you can buy a gun off the shelf, and then someone starts shooting down kids in a school. So they need strict laws to make guns accessible to people. With air travel being so easy now — you can book tickets by e-mail — airport security is tougher. In a banana republic, nothing is allowed. In our society, everything is allowed. Therefore we need to check the flow of liberal ideas. It isn’t intolerance that triggers off laws against things like smoking or buying ammunition. More rights entail more obligations
And the thing is he’s not a dumb guy. He knows there is money in construction which is why he is trying to develop land which is officially designated as a “heritage site” violating a few laws in the process—-but after all for a person who violates all the laws of reason in his movies, that’s child’s play.
If further proof of his razor-sharp intelligence is needed, look at what he says in rediff , “Shahrukh Khan does not watch his own complete films“. Which means right there, he is going to outlive most of us who do. In an enlightening birthday interview (hopefully not in his birthday suit inside a tub filled with rose petals ) Shahrukh Khan tells us that the Parsi theatre was the oldest in the country (a fact that may not go down well with people like Kalidasa) and also tells us that he has received only because he has given. How true. Of course some may contend he has given us a series of headaches but it cannot be denied that there are a lot of people who love the man.
Sucheta Dalal from the “main stream media” (MSM) says , in a different context: “Let me clarify that I have ignored most of the “noise” on the blogosphere and stuck to serious views in this column“. Does packaging Shahrukh Khan’s 40th birthday as “front-page-worthy” news make the MSM look “serious” ? Has pandering to the lowest common denominator reached such an absurd level that editors can put such junk on their front pages (and even make it the main headline) without even cringing?
Very recently, our Foreign Minister, Natwarlal sorry Natwar Singh, has been named by an independent probe at the UN for massive corruption with regards to the Food for Oil program in Iraq. Is this not more of a headline grabber than Shahrukh Khan’s plans to stop smoking?
Seriously, are we the ones who need to be ignored, Ms Dalal ? Or should I say Da-da-da-lal ?