Saturday, July 21, 2007

Rendezvous with Salman Khan

Just last week, I indulged in something I find extremely boring and a sheer waste of time and money. Shopping! Now, that I am employed, I need to get a nice wardrobe, so says amma...I cant go like just some girl who cares a damn about what she is wearing...Like they are paying me for what I am wearing...

Shopping on commercial street on any street for that matter is more difficult than rocket science. I am dying of hunger, while amma shops for me, suit material...When hunger is coupled with boredom and that too me being the victim, its a pretty sad state of affairs. I begin to show extreme disinterest in all those mannequins, all bald and beautifully dressed.

My eyes spot an american corn seller, I tell ma, I will be back in a while, she has this 'where to' expression on her face and I say "pasikaradu" (meaning, am hungry) she says fine lets go.
Lets go?? I thought I was hungry. Never mind...

So then, we buy corn. She sweeps the cup clean, faster than a tendulkar (ok sad pun on sweep), as I struggle with the spoon which is smaller than a key hole. I sit on the side walk, opposite the Favourite shop (50% off, hurry) amma reads the last word and rushes in...

I make myself comfortable on the side walk, which is already occupied. And then I spot him..
Clad in a pink banian and faded jeans, he sat in style, like he always does...
oh oh jaane jaana playing in my head, I offer him the residue of my corn, he replies in Tamil
"Neengal sapudunga" (you eat)

MT: Tamil epudi teriyum? (how do u know tamil)
SK: Learnt it, worked in several places, I am a fast learner.
MT: Oh cool! So then you must have understood everything I spoke to ma.
SK: Definitely! I dint show it, I am a silent observer, and a good actor.
MT: oh of course.
SK: Where are you from?
MT: I am from Delhi. ( safest bet)
SK: Oh I have been to delhi, Its a beautiful place.
MT: yes yes. ( I was already impressed)
SK: I think you should go now, your mom is already inside.
MT: Thats ok. Anyway she wouldn want someone who doesn offer any help with either the clothes or the cash. what brings you here?
SK: I came with a friend, he is just taking a round, will be here any minute.
MT: Oh cool! I wanna meet him.
SK: Iam not sure if u will like him.
MT: Why not?
SK: Lets see...

Time out... Friend doesnt appear on the scene and I realise its time that I went into the not-so-favourite-shop.

SK suddenly jumps, "Ah there he is"... I have this notion of some tall guy, with long hair, I witness, a man, well over twenty, using his legs for his hands... Begging...

The person I was talking to was in no way ordinary. He had accompolished a lot, his eyes showed a rare determination, a zest and the immediate need to set things right. I was in awe.
Still am.

I asked him out of curiosity: what is your name?

"Salman Khan" he said.
I have never seen a more confident smile.

" Not the actor" he added, as an after-thought.

I smiled. wished him luck. " Thanks Akka"

Took his friend and walked away to an uncertain future.

While I stood there, telling myself, shopping is not such a bad deal after all!

Oh Oh jaane jana......


Reema Banerjee said...

Sapnon me roz aaye, aa zindagi me aa na, and oh, how he came! typical u.

pRicky said...

I desist from any kind of abuse always
but I need to resort to it now with absolute conviction of one who's had his smart ass smirk wiped right of his mug for thinking he knew where this was going...
This was farking bloody brilliant!!!
after a long time something i didnt know was going where...

The Lad said...

dhunde tujhe deewana.............?;)
Nice read

ankurindia said...

great , enjoy your proffesional life aabhi tak voh salmaan khan set hua tere saath ke nahin . (kidding)

mystupendoussalvation said...

i know u can only find an odd way out....... seeing a post in tht situation is wat MT can only do...
SK really can makes a difference.... actually every SK whether mine one... which include my intial in middle , or urs UK wala or this SK....everyone is like that he he
nice blog trust me

Geetha said...

its an amazing post. Uncertain future! yes. You told me about this Salman Khan and i remember that boy also very well. Good. Keep writing.


nothin.. within said...

sallu in blog ! beta r u fine ?

pooja said...

dat was really touching
o o jane jana
dhoonde tujhe diwana
sapno mein roz aye
aa zindagi mein ana .....sanam

Prude said...

Beauty. Really unpredictable...
Loved the uncertain future bit.
Silent observer hmmm...for the first time uncertain future sounded more positive than ever before!

Sadhana said...

@ all thanks for reading my blog inspite of me being the most irregular blogger on the face of this earth...

I couldnt et this boy outta my mind once i met him, posting was just natural and the comparison more than obvious...;)

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