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Why I don’t find Hema Malini guilty much?

One accident involves a celebrity, and whole nation talks about it… while so many common people die daily in such kind of freaky accidents and no one blinks an eye.

I think it’s good when a celebrity gets involve in these things, not that I wish it on anyone; but it do help in bringing the focus to some basic safety and precautions.

Before I jump into safety, guilty, victim and humanity stuff; let me first tell you what prompted me to write about it.

Last week, our very own famous celebrity and politician, Hema Malini, who was traveling in her Mercedes car, collided with an Alto car, killing one small child of four-year. The family of five in Alto car lose their girl child to this accident, while Hema sustained injuries on her nose and back.

What provoked reaction was that after accident Hema flees/taken to the Jaipur‘s fortis hospital while the Alto family waited and then later taken to local hospital.

People are arguing about how Hema Malini, did not stopped and helped the Alto family? Why didn’t she took the family with her for fast treatment? Why a celebrity is attended first? What if the child could be saved, if taken to Fortis in time?

Every question make sense, right?

Yes, in a perfect world.

Now, read this story once again.

Two cars collided in Rajasthan state, killing one little girl of four-year old. One victim has suffered a broken nose and is rushed to Fortis. Rest of the victims are taken to nearby hospital for treatment.

Now, just ask all those questions again. Did you expect one car victim to help other car’s victim? Did you expect from a victim to stay back at accident site and see if someone else needs help and then go to hospital?

Let us again tweak this scenario and say that Hema Malini stayed back and went to see the other car’s survivors.

She belonged to Mercedes car, and her Mercedes rammed into Alto, a much much smaller car. Seeing as in every accident the general perception is that ‘It must be the fault of bigger car’, she would have been certainly seen as the main culprit.

Now imagine, what will you do with that person who just crashed into you and killed your daughter, specially when you are in India where everything is emotion driven? I recently read a news report where angry crowd beat the hell out of a corpse, yes a dead body, because they couldn’t catch and thrash that person alive. So they assaulted a dead body.

What would have happened to Hema in that angry crowd?

Leave this fact that there would have been anyone angry, and everyone was just an accident survivor in pain.

When you are involved in an accident, no matter you are hurt or not, you are in such a shock that your whole life gets turned upside down in matter of seconds. You are not yourself, and clearly you have no sense of right and wrong. How can anyone expect from a person with such a state of mind to help others?

First rule of every accidental situation is to help yourself first and then help others. Even if you are a mother you are told to first help yourself and then your child. This is what real life demands. This is not a Bollywood movie where hero will not die even after he was shot and saved 20 people before fighting with goons for full on 20 minutes.

My last point is that if you read the news, it is stated everywhere that Hema Malini was taken to a hospital. She didn’t drove herself. She was not in a state to flee. She was taken by her staff, or her bodyguards, or some well wishers to the hospital. She may or may not even know where she was taken to.

All I want to say is that being a celebrity and a politician does not make you a hero. It is us who have made these people Hero and God in our mortal eyes. They are as humans as we are. So, cut her some slack.

She did something which was practical, it may or may not be humane, but it sure was right for her.

PS. I am not pasting any of ‘her images’ from the accident site, because it is not humane. Respect others.

Tuesday Talkies – Disney’s Khoobsurat

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie

Khoobsurat meaning beautiful in English, is an Indian movie directed by Shashank Ghosh and co produced by Disney. Film stars vivacious Sonam Kapoor and dashing Fawad Khan in lead roles along with Ratna Pathak Shah, Kirron kher and Aamir Raza Hussain.

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat – Disney Movie

Disney’s association with the movie is quite evident as the whole movie is based on a Prince and princess theme, love with no boundaries, and obviously dreams coming true. What else do you need in a Disney movie? Wait…. we were talking about a Bollywood movie, right?

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie

So, we gotta have an over loud Mother (Maa), a strict hitlerish Raani (Queen), and a good for nothing husband of hers. Then to top it all we will need a loud mouth, over vivacious, remember Kareena in ‘Jab We Met‘ kind of female protagonist, who never think twice (not even once), before going out of bounds in interfering with other persons life and sharing her intrusive suggestions. Who else can portray this spirited girl, other than our loud mouth Sonam Kapoor?

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Sonam and Fawad in Khoobsurat

She does look pretty convincing in her role, and damn she is beautiful. But my eyes were glued on someone else, whole time. ❤ Fawad Khan. He looks so…..so… 😉

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat Fawad Khan

with that Princely charm, he sure steal the heart. Fawad Khan is a Pakistani actor, singer and model, who has debuted in Bollywood cinema with Khoobsurat. While watching the movie, I kept on having that feeling, like I have seen him before, but where. :O  Now, I remembered, I have seen him in one other film, ‘Khuda Kay Liye‘, I really liked him in that movie too.

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Fawad Khan

Coming to the story, Sonam is a physiotherapist, working for Indian Cricket Team. She got assigned to a new project; to heal a paralyzed Raja in Rajasthan, India. She soon realize that it’s the strict rule imposed by the Rani (Ratna Pathak Shah), which are making the whole palace gloomy and unfit for Raja’s recovery. She took the matter into her clumsy hands and tried to stir up everything in the royal palace. Little did she know that her life is going to change too, as she falls for the workaholic Prince.

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie

This movie is a loose remake/inspiration from the 1980’s movie of Rekha and Hrishikesh Mukherjee with the same name, Khoobsurat. That was a classic and one of my favorite movie, but this one also does not disappoint much. Although it is nowhere near, classic Khoobsurat; but it sure is watchable and if you are in your sweet sixteen, for sure you will love this one. It’s a cute romantic Disney movie, and will work in that genre.

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie
Khoobsurat – Disney Movie

What doesn’t work for me, is the fact that it’s too much cliche. Nothing new in the plot. We have seen so many movies like this one. All the actors are good, specially Ratna Pathak, who is marvelous. Kirorn Kher, is getting stereotyped in loud Punjabi Mothers role. Sonam and Fawad look good together and have acted well too. I must say though that Fawad don’t get many dialogues to deliver in front of our chatter box Sonam. But no complaints. 🙂

Khoobsurat - Disney Movie

Overall, a nice movie, if you are just looking for some light hearted romantic flick.