On Aamir khan and Kiran Rao

Aamir and Kiran
Abe Aamir ne maal nahi patayi be...
I heard Ashwin say this as he was casually strolling through this late january edition of People magazine. The issue features a joint interview of Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. I had read that interview .It was lovely. I ‘ll tell you what kind of lovely. Once it happened with a guy,a friend of mine who fell for a girl. Almost daily he had these conversations with me about how perfect match they were. I found him somewhat crazy on believing all this lovely goddamn perfection thing. But then there happened an occasion when I met both of them together. They looked real lovely. Loveliest of all the goddamn lovely things that I had ever seen. Reading Aamir and Kiran together gave a similar feeling.:D
Hours later I found myself pondering over Ashwin’s oneliner .
Abe Aamir ne maal nahi patayi be..
It was just as simple as that and yet I found is so paradoxical . If asked to name a person who is known for his quest for this illusory term called “perfection”. Aamir khan.No other names come to my mind at least.What makes Aamir Khan put aside all his Aamirgiri (which allegedly is all about mastering perfectionism) and fall for a girl who many simply don’t find appealing enough to match him. But then really no one amongst us is really eligible to rate how perfect a match they are for each other.Personally, I found them lovely.How much lovely?I told you earlier.
Last year around this time only I was reading this novel 11 minutes by Paulo Coelho .At one instance he quotes Plato and it goes like this.
“…… I would quote from Plato. According to him, at the beginning of creation, men and women were not as they are now; there was just one being, who was rather short, with a body and a neck, but his head had two faces, looking in different directions. It was if two creatures had been glued back to back, with two sets of sex organs, four legs and four arms.
The Greek gods, however, were jealous, because this creature with four arms could work harder; with its two faces, it was always vigilant and could not be taken by surprise; and its four legs meant that it could stand to walk for long periods at a time without tiring. Even more dangerous was the fact that the creature had two different sets of sex organs and so needed no one else in order to continue reproducing.
Zeus, the supreme lord of Olympus, said: ‘I have a plan to make these mortals lose some of their strength.’
And he cut the creature in two with a lightning bolt, thus creating man and woman. This greatly increased the population of the world, and at the same time, disoriented and weakened its inhabitants, because now they had to search for their lost half and embrace it and, in that embrace, regain their former strength, their ability to avoid betrayal and the stamina to walk for long periods of time and to withstand hard work. That embrace in which the two bodies re-fuse to become one again is what we call sex.”
“Human beings were once divided and now seek the embrace that will reunite them. That is our instinct. But it is also our reason for putting up with all the difficulties we meet in that search.
I want you to look at me, but I want you to take care that I don’t notice. Initial desire is important because it is hidden, forbidden, not permitted. You don’t know whether you are looking at your lost half or not; she doesn’t know either, but something is drawing you together, and you must believe that it is true you are each other’s ‘other half.”


I may have just risked myself being categorized as the philosophical idiot quoting arbit shit but then what Aamir and Kiran portray today somewhat ,somehow impart some sense to this goddamn illusiory story I read last year.May be there really is an order to all of this which works to bring the two parts together.May be,just may be it can happen to you too. Sensible thing to do till then is to BELIEVE.
Happy Valentines Day to you all.
Love,
Pranav :)

13 Comments:

Mohi said...

Well, I agree with you totally. Those who are destined to be together, will be pulled together.

Beside this, people can try to look from the eye of Aamir, Aamir ne maal hi patayi hai! :D All of us can't have his vision but still we can see them; Happy together.

Happy Valentine's Day!

MAULIK PRABHUDESAI said...

Your post notwithstanding I wish to take this opportunity to rave about how good a writer Paulo Coelho is. Eleven Minutes is a master piece where Coelho takes eroticism to completely untouched heights. I was a big fan of him ever since I read and re-read The Alchemist but Eleven Minutes had be looking at sex in a completely different way (I usually look at it in a porn film)... The way in which he wraps innocent romance with intense eroticism is truly amazing... my limited vocabulary prevents me from using an apt adjective but I hope you are getting what I want to say :D

Pravy said...

@Mohi :- Bikul sahi boli tum :)


@Maulik:-
Brigadier sahab ka comment paakar aS dhanya dhanya ho gaya..

Paulo baba bole to rocks :D

Ghuncha said...

Love is such a complicated emotion. I want 2 believe in "the one" nd "made 4 each other" theories...i really do bt d idea is crazy. wat if u never find ur soulmate..u never know hw long its gonna take. Well take for instance Aamir khan himself. It tuk him 40 yrs, a couple of children nd a failed marriage to find his soulmate....i may sound cynical bt i knw dere r many ppl out dere who feel d same.
@zeus.....dude if i ever find u, u gonna b in so much trouble:D

cutie shrish said...

As a perfectinist yes he got "HIS" perfect one may be she is nt " maal"but its important to match wavelength with your other half Do they share your happy feelings and commiserate when you are down or feeling low? Couples who instinctively, know how the other is feeling, will overcome most of the hurdles that life can throw at them.
Feelings are like radars. They watch over everything and transmit the message. Many persons in a n abusive relationship keep hoping that things will improve. Though their feelings tell them that the situation will rather worsen. It is question of hope against reality. Our feelings tell us about the reality. Our desires give us hope. jst Listen to your feelings and realize your true worth.

Pravy said...

@Ghuncha :- Quite some Perspective.
" really do bt d idea is crazy. wat if u never find ur soulmate..."
All doubts get cornered if you really BELIEVE.

Ask me and I ll tell you even being so complicatedly explained everywhere, LOVE in itself is just a word.Nothing more.Nothing Less.

And nowhere perhaps Paulo quotes about waiting for your the one.You of course ll find him/her when you are out spending time with him/her.Its just in the process,you ll come to know if he/she is the one or just another one :p

This is true with all.Both the believers and the non-believers. :)

Alok K. said...

Aamir chose Kiran because he IS a perfectionist, Period.

Pravy said...

@ Shrishti :- Hmm...Real Naaaice thoughts:)

@Alok :- Ekdum sahi bola Dada.. :D

Shishir said...

Nice theory on Love by Plato! :)

Pravy said...

@Shishir :-
Thanx for the read Bhaiya :)

rohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Eleven Minutes: A Novel (P.S.) by Paulo Coelho. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.

Anonymous said...

wow!!!!
simply amazing!!!!
i must say mr. pranav!!! uv got talent :) ;)
something different........ :)
keep it up :)
hinal tanna

Pravy said...

Tareef ke liye Shukriya, Tanna Saab!!

:)