A word of advise to all you readers .. If you live with family and have been in the past been forced to watch some saas bahu crap .. and you eventually got so bored of it that you excused yourself to your room everytime the channel was changed to the crap-of-the-century .. DO NOT EVER ASK YOUR ELDERS what is the serial about.
Last week, I walked into my uncle’s house and my aunt seemed fairly upbeat about something .. A little later she reveals that Mritunjay performed well .. i serached through the database of names of people in my head ( there isn’t a huge list anyway ) .. and wondered whom was she referring to .. a a little later my cousin lets the secret open .. Mritunjay .. the guy from Gorakhpur who is our age ( and hence automatically assumed to be my friend .. Gorakhpur isn’t that small . you know ) who is competing in Zee Cine Star .. I couldn’t care less about him anyway and excused myself to my room.
A little later I came back and since I had finished the book at hand and didn’t feel like starting a new one right away .. and the FRIENDS dvds were kept for the night entertainment .. i thought it might be ok to kill some time sitting in front of the TV. Here beings the mistake.
A character comes on screen .. I remember having seen her somewhere .. probably some ad may be .. so I ask my aunt ..
“who is she .. ”
Aunt : “oh … she is Saloni’s sister”
.. alright .. clear enough .. just one small doubt ..
“err .. who is saloni ?? ”
Aunt : “ohh . saloni is the lead here ”
A little later a darkish tallish weirdish girl takes center stage on the TV and I was told that this is Saloni .. I hardly had time for introduction .. she sobbed for about all of five minutes that she occupied the camera’s attention. Thankfully, the scene changed a little later to the girl I started out with ..
“ohh ok .. so what is the story with this one” ..
Aunt : “She hates saloni”
ahh ok .. fine .. no wonder she was giving such glares to our female protagonist.
“So … this sister of hers” ..
Aunt : “Her name is Shubra” ..
“ohh ok .. this shubra .. she is married to this guy X ?? ”
Aunt : “yes ” ..
“then why is X behaving so cruelly towards her baby”
Aunt : ” Oh .. thats not his baby”
“But I thought you said she and X were married ”
Aunt : “yes .. but the baby is not his”
“Ohh ok .. So whose is the baby then ? ”
Aunt : “The baby is Y’s .. Shubra hates Y”
“Then how come they have a baby if she hates him”
Aunt : ” Oh no .. she used to love Y .. now she hates him”
“Ohh .. alright .. ”
Aunt : ” See .. she loved Y .. but Y dumped her .. so she married Z ”
“But you just told me she is married to X”
Aunt : ” no .. this is her second marriage .. she hated Z”
“Ok .. why did she marry Z is she hated him”
Aunt : “Oh .. she had no choice then .. but she loves him now .. ”
“Ok .. so .. she loves Z .. then why is she married to X ?”
Aunt : “Oh .. he left her .. but she loves still oves him ”
“Ok .. let me get this straight .. this Girl .. has a baby with Y whom she loved .. but hates now .. she was married to Z whom she hated .. but she loves him now .. and Z left her and she is married to X whom she doesn’t love and X doesn’t love her either .. ”
I think I confused my aunt at this point .. because the reply back came after about a 20 second pause 🙂
Aunt : “Yes .. Correct :)”
Phew .. if only life was this simple 🙂