Wednesday, January 16, 2008

In which I meet some movie stars



I can't say I have a great fascination for movie stars. Primarily it is a case of sourus grapus, a common medical condition which heightens one's awareness of the incompetence of others. Therefore my considered opinion is that, after fashion models, the president of India (and the vice president of course) and the guys who comment on the stock market, Hindi movie actors are the most useless bipeds in the world.

Thus, when Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi and Ayesha Takia walked into a Provogue store in Malad West, I was standing non-chalantly, leaning against a wall and making snide remarks that I had seen better looking personnel in airlines and restaurants while the wife and kids were busy swooning.

The crowd energy was simply awesome. They had to shut the store for a while till the stars were done and then whisked out through a side entrance.

After this, I have become a much sought after raconteur. People who, upon hearing me expound on interesting episodes in my life , begged me to write a book about it instead of telling them, now want to know every detail of the great encounter. Did he shake hands with you? Did she? Is she as sexy in person as she is on screen? Is Arshad Warsi witty? The answers are yes, yes, no and no idea. But you wont catch me saying it like that. Oh, no siree, I am milking it for all its worth. Just the other day, I was forced - FORCED - to have two extra drinks because I hadn't got through the whole story.

10 comments:

Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...

LOL - sourus grapus, eh? Better than lustus celebriticus, I suppose. Although, in your case, your sourus grapus seems to have degenerated into papparazzius garrulous, all because you wanted to be a true Mumabaikar- Peekar Talisker.

narendra shenoy said...

Merci beaucoup, monsieur bhel puri et seekh kabab. Vous etes tres generous.

rads said...

LOL! So much panga?! :D

Hmmmm, maybe I should start blogging about all Ive met - then you can say I read someone who knows him, him and her :p

Vous connaissez francais?

Maddy said...

man...only one thing distresses me..you did not meet kajol..that would have been an event, but sour faced ajay debgun...well...

did the bollybug bite?

kallu said...

Being part of the great Indian papparazzi populus and suffering slightly from sourus grapus I'm still glad to shake the hand that shook hands with our filmiii stars.

narendra shenoy said...

Rads- There is a school of thought here that if you shake hands with Amitabh, you go straight to heaven.

Maddy - Ajay Devgun is so ordinary looking that - and this is something I don't say lightly about anyone - even I look better than him. I have met Kajol on an earlier occasion and while did not look terribly "sexy" (she was very conservatively dressed for a movie star) she has a smile whose wattage I estimate at 1000 watts, give or take.

Kallu - Thanks. I privately believe that my janma has become saarthaka and that I am probably destined to attain moksha in this lifetime but I'll settle for a million cash for my life-story rights.

Ok said...

I think you are aged. You see Ayesha Takia and just mention it in passing?


-Ok

Drenched said...

Sourus grapus? Hahahahaha. This is a good one. So, you're a foxus envius? Okay, I suck at this latinification thingie. Pffft.
I was standing non-chalantly, leaning against a wall and making snide remarks
I'm not surprised. And I'm sure that snide would be an understatement in this case. After all, this is something that only old dudes can do. *smirks and trots off*

Puppy Manohar said...

Naren - Yes, I used to call you Naren Maam cos I thought I was young and dashing. Now I have grown old myself and I think of you as an equal. Naren,

Are you sure its Malad West and NOT Goregaon West? Because I take such things very seriously...

Puppy Manohar

narendra shenoy said...

@Puppy Manohar - They pretend to be in Goregaon West but God and their conscience know that they are in Malad West. Inorbit mall I mean.