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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Being a Fan

"People use the word 'fan' very loosely. You are a fan if _______ screen par hagga bhi maare and you enjoy that"
One of my friends, Swaminathan Balasubramaniyam, said this to me around 4 years back and today I realised that how profound his words were. I remember that day and the conversation because I saw Fight Club, American History X and Shawshank Redemption for the first time. Call me a loser but that was probably one of the best days of my life. I would give my right arm to have that feeling again. On that very day we sat down with booze and started to talk about our second favorite topic - Movies. Everyone was coming up with statements claiming that they were fans of this particular actor, actress, director, etc. At that point of time Swami came up with the quote mentioned above. I very strongly doubt that even Swami would remember saying that. We all laughed at it then but today I realised what it truly means. I saw a movie called "Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena" today which was no better than 'hagga' but I loved it. Why? Because it had Kay Kay in it. I was able to tolerate.. naah enjoy people like Fardeen and Feroz Khan. I have seen nearly all his movies and loved him in all of them. A few days ago I was talking to Bhatu and said that Kay Kay is going to be the next big thing but he ridiculed my statement by saying that he can never be a success in India because he cannot overact. Oh God! If nothing else at least make him the next Naseerudin Shah or the first Kay Kay.

P.S. I am going to Bilaspur for around 10 days tomorrow. Most probably I won't be able to make a post from there.
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