Monday, February 06, 2006

A fly on the wall

A couple of years ago, a friend asked me who my dream date would be.

"It definitely would be Arundhati Roy.", was my prompt reply.

"Why ?", she asked.

"Umm..she seems to be a decent writer, having won the Booker prize and all. Then what the hell motivated her into getting involved with social movements alongside Medha Patkar? Surely, she must have seen something dramatic enough for her to commit herself to the cause."

Fact remains, my friends, that no matter who you are, 9 times out of 10 you would want to be around a celebrity. It is not necessary that it has to be someone from the film world, although they would rate highly on anyone's charts. The guys shall surely want to have a 'close' chat with the likes of (ahem) Bipasha Basu, Sameera Reddy and more of their kind (may their tribe increase).

I presume the girls would go ga-ga and giggly over Hrithik Roshan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or even an Abhishek Bachchan (what say Munnu bhaiya?).

Then, you would have the 'oh-so-serious' business school student, with the gelled hair and pin-striped shirt et al, who would personally want an interview with Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Narayan Murthy, Azim Premji and the other luminaries of the business world.

Me? I would surely want to have a run-in with the damsels (who would say 'No' to that?). I would be over-the-moon if I were spotted in a gym with either Salman or Hrithik giving me tips on improving my physique (God I need those!!) and I'd be overwhelmed if any of the fundoo businessmen/entrepreneurs would give me an opportunity to pick their brains.

But being a fly on the wall here, in another age and another generation, would've made me the happiest.


So, ladies and gentlemen, the question is, which celebrity would you like to have a chat with?

[P.S. Saurav-ko-gussa-kyon-aata-hai, you'd better answer, or else....]

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Umm...Just realised that it would be rather ungrateful towards my brothers and the female audience if I left out the international celebrities. Point noted.

Edited Female Celebrity list: Alicia Silverstone, Angelina Jolie, Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz...frankly, folks, the list is endless.

Edited Male Celebrity list: Well, how would I know?

7 comments:

amit said...

yaar tumhe nahin lagta ki female celebrity list thodi choti hai... kam se kam 4-5 line to extend karni chaiye :P

Shekhar said...

amit: Hmm..Should we add Britney Spears, J Lo and (sorry, I'm a 'bit' old fashioned) Marilyn Monroe to the list. Sorry, is se zyada besharam nahi ho sakta. Ab aap hi iske aage ka raasta prajjwalit karein... :)

saurav-ko-gussa-kyon-aata-hai said...

hmm.. regarding the female celebrities..
i would better go for a silent walk with them along a beach.. so not much talking.
;-)

n male celebrities.. no talks .. only autographs..;-)

but yup i wud have definiltely liked to talk with Victor frankl.. the famous holocaust survivor..

Himanshu Jain said...

hey.. just saw this blog entry..
you din't give me credit for the image ;)

Shekhar said...

Bhaiyon aur unki behnon, aap sab ko bataane main mujhe atyant khushi hoti hai ki yeh chitra ke yogdaan ke liye hum sada ke liye Mr. Himanshu Jain ke aabhaari ho gaye hain...

Himanshu: There, as original as it could get... :)

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