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Kiss me Baby, One More Time!
May 07, 2007 05:34 AM 6061 Views
(Updated May 07, 2007 05:38 AM)

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The past few months in Bollywood Diva Shilpa Shetty’s life have been very eventful indeed. Her career in Bollywood seemed to be floating just when she got an offer to participate in the famous reality show – Big Brother.

Days into the TV show, she got into a tussle with fellow contestant Jade Goody(who was anything but “good” to her) and got worldwide sympathy from people, as an unfortunate victim of racism. Her popularity rose by leaps and bounds after this, and she went on to win the TV show in style.

The whole of India cheered for her and everyone was happy that she made the nation proud, by not only winning the show, but by being strong in tough times & coming out triumphs against unjust treatment. She wasn’t just Shilpa at that time, she was representing India and the way she went about the whole thing, speaks volumes about what a wonderful ambassador she proved to be for us.

But the same very countrymen who were going gaga over her few weeks back, have suddenly turned thirsty for her blood ever since she participated in an Aids Awareness programme and got pecked on her cheek by the famous Hollywood artist Richard Gere.

The same very people who were burning effigies of Goody in support of Shilpa, started buring effigies of Shilpa herself. I wonder when our country will really grow up! The people are far too myopic. They don’t take much time to put the Indian cricket team on cloud number nine if it wins a series and carrying out funeral processions of the same very stars if they flop in one or two matches. Is this some kind of a game? Are we really this naïve or do we have too much free time on hands?

The atrocity didn’t end with public protests. It was the limit when an Indian judge issued an arrest warrant against Gere for acting obscenely in public. The only person who has the right to feel offended about the kisses is Shilpa herself, and if she is okay with it I don’t see why others are making such a mountain of a mole. Or maybe all the men are jealous that it was Gere and not them!

And what’s wrong with PDA(public display of affection) anyways? If a madly in love couple, wish to hold hands, embrace each other or even smooch in public; I think as countrymen of a free India they should have all the right to do so. Don’t we see people kissing and hugging on airports before bidding goodbye to each other?

The so called protest that it spoils the young minds of children is utterly rubbish in this age of Internet, Cable TV and Sex Education. And for those who find the scene distasteful, are free to look away. Why to be voyeuristic to someone’s private intimate moment in any case?

With Hrithik and Ash also being booked for kissing in Dhoom 2, I think the judiciary of this country has some serious loopholes in it, to allow such cases being filed in the very first place. This needs to be rectified and so also the Indian mentality, if we wish to progress.

Coming back to Shilpa, even this negative publicity hasn’t done her much harm, as she makes it to No. 38 in the men's magazine FHM in their 'Most Eligible Women in the World 2007' list.

Exciting times seem to be ahead of her with offers galore. Baazigar girl surely has come a long way…

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