Thursday, May 24, 2012

How lucky is Parineeti Chopra…!?

My article on http://chakdeindia.com.au/

Parineeti is quite the talk-of-the-town these days. She’s just one movie old and already luxuriating the life of glamour world. Her debut film, Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl [a Yashraj Production] did exceptionally well; however, Parineeti got all the accolades for her performance. She is fun to watch in reel life. Her fresh face and jaunty acting skills perfectly wooed the audience. She bagged almost all the awards for the most promising debutant of 2011. Not everyone comes out to be this lucky in Bollywood. People have to struggle constantly to get even the minutest role in a movie. But, for Parineeti it seems that her last name did the magic. She’s related to Priyanka Chopra and one has to be either born in film fraternity or related to a megastar to make it big in Mumbai.

Parineeti’s next venture ‘Ishqzaade’ has come out to be a decent hit. Because of her fantastic performance in her debut, audience was eager to watch her next dhamaka. She is surely one of the few fortunate girls who experience success in such a concise time. In less than six months, she emerged as a super star in the industry. Parineeti clenched a couple more Yashraj Films in her kitty. Without a doubt, she’s one of the darling choices of Yashraj Production House. Let’s wish all the best to PC for her future endeavors!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Satyemev Jayate


Bollywood actor Aamir Khan made television debut with his ambitious project, Satyemev Jayate (Truth Alone Prevails) past weekend on channel Star Plus. Evidently, Satyemev Jayate is a noble effort in offering social awareness on depicting society illness. This is certainly not a new concept (Rakhi Sawant hosted something similar) but having a biggest celebrity, Mr. Perfectionist, to host this show is definitely a new apprehension.

The first episode highlighted the evil malpractice of female foeticide. The show claimed that according to 2011 Census, “the rate at which the unborn female child is killed amounts of killing off 1,000,000 girls a year and there were 914 girls for every 1,000 boys.” Few women gathered the courage and appeared on the show to tell their dreadful saga. Each of these women went through the brutal torture of their in-laws family and aborted the unborn female child. One of the victims underwent six abortions in eight years; the other got mauled on face by her husband. It was very antagonizing to encounter cannibalism in today’s world. Another victim who belonged to a very educated family of doctors went through a nightmare during and after the pregnancy. How dreadful it is to watch a mother-in-law push a new born child down a flight of stairs? Still these women showed their braveness by speaking up in front of the entire country. Mostly educated people blame the rural villages for committing such sin however; it’s very well adopted by the upper class as well.

It is extremely sad to see how cruelly girls are being killed in the fetus itself. It is certainly a very painful process for the mother as well. The mother not only goes through the surgical process of abortion; she also lives her life in guilt of committing a murder. This eventually puts the mother in a depression which can become suicidal at one point. Getting pregnant is in itself a blessing. A mother feels special during her pregnancy; feeling of giving birth to a human being is probably the best feeling in this world. However, when one has to live with a sin of murdering their child; life becomes somber and mournful.

At times it gets very hard to understand the mentality of our society. Why do people think of girls as a burden; that too in this day n age? In the modern world, girls are competing with men in every field. They are also financially supporting their families, working in big companies, pursuing education etc. Then why do we still face gender discrimination? Why can’t the pregnant ladies stand up for themselves and their child? There should be stricter laws which should protect these girls in such situations.

One feels even more dismayed when they hear that the doctor performing the abortion is only a female doctor. Shouldn’t it be a doctor’s responsibility to convince the patient’s family and teach them how killing a child in fetus is actually a ‘Murder’? Why have we become so corrupt? It is so disheartening to see just for few hundred bucks; doctors damage a living person’s body and kill a baby fetus in uterus.

The other side of such misdeed was also shown by Aamir Khan. Because families choose to kill baby girls, there has been a downfall of females in our country. The ratio between men and women is only increasing by the day. In many rural places, hundreds of men are seeking a partner but cannot find any. In such desperate situations, families have to buy girls from different state and of different caste. And these girls are not treated with respect; in fact they have to please many guys.

It’s hard to digest the fact that our society is treating women in such a pathetic manner. One should never forget that we come from a country where we use the phrase ‘Jai Mata Di’ every day. Aren’t these girls a re-incarnation of Maa Saraswati? If giving birth to a girl child is a sin, then kneeling down and praying in a temple is wrong too. We must stop this madness. This show brought awareness on a very sensitive topic. And awareness is in itself a big tool which can decrease such wrongdoings overnight. Girls, who are in such vulnerable situation, should speak up. It is absolutely normal to fight for your respect and right. The only reason why this society is torturing us is because we are letting it happen. Promise yourself that you will not support this filthy practice of female feticide. It’s time to wake up…!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vicky ‘Sperm Donor’ Arora

What a dhamakedaar sperm! Oh, I meant movie! From the start till the end; it’s all about Sperm and only Sperm. Vicky Arora [Ayushmann Khurana] is a sperm donor and living his life without any stress. The movie starts with Vicky’s widowed mother Mrs. Arora; who owns a small beauty parlor in Lajpat Nagar. She’s the typical loud, over-the-top, Punjabi mother who absolutely loves to irritate her son and mother-in-law at all times. Vicky’s grandmother is the only modern character you’ll find in the movie. It’s a complete shock to hear all the hi-fi English vinglish from her mouth.

Vicky plays a vella guy running around on Delhi streets without a care in the world. Until, Dr. Chadda; played by none-other-than Annu Kapoor spots him and declares him as the ‘Alexander of Sperms’. Dr. Chadda owns a fertility clinic and desperately seeks a sperm donor. It’s a treat to eyes and ears to see how Dr. Chadda convinces Vicky that, ‘donating sperm is indeed a good deed.’

On the other side, Vicky falls for Ashima Roy [Yami Gautam]. He’s so madly and deeply in love with her and tried every delhiwala trick to woo her. The chemistry between the two is spot on. The flirting almost gives you goose bumps because every guy and girl has been through such period in their life. Finally, they get married but the secret of donating sperm is kept under wraps.

The script of the film is marvelous. There wasn’t even one dull moment. From Lajpat Nagar roads to saas-bahu’s tu tu main main to typical Punjabi family drama; it’s a full on power packed movie. Ayushmann proved his presence in the industry. He’s a natural actor with endless talent. One doesn’t have to be born in a Bollywood khandaan; one should only have ability to act. Another special round of applause goes to Annu Kapoor. He’s the masala of this movie. According to him, this entire world is a sperm. And one doesn’t get bored to hear this word over and over. Every character played their part effortlessly.

It’s a super hit sperm, guys! Go for it…

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Going through writer’s block…


These days my mind is wandering way too much. At times, I start off writing about a topic and end up destroying it; just because it doesn’t seem worthy of my blog site. It’s like I have multiple thoughts running in the head but none of them are commendable enough to go on a paper. Have you been in such situation?

I feel so hesitant in scribbling fruitless topics. There are various writers’ I follow and read their blogs regularly… Sometimes, I gaze at their blog and think to myself, ‘what the hell, why didn’t I write on this issue? I even thought about it the other day.’ Maybe, I’m not proactive enough to autograph my thoughts and my feelings?! Whatever it is I’m going through is certainly not pleasurable. Because when I complete a blog, it’s an absolute content feeling. More like an accomplishment.

I initiated this blog with some fancy topic, however found myself suffering from writer’s block. And then decided to formulate exactly what I am experiencing at this very moment.

I hope the feeling is only temporary…