Mujhse shaadi karega?
Now that the dust from the previous blog has settled to an extent, I am moving on to something lighter.
Ganesh (does he have a second name?), the actor who made that spectacular splash with Mungaru Male has married in secrecy, according to the website rediff.com. Apparently, the secret outing was revealed in advance to a few people at least, some of whom managed to get pictures of the D-day for the website. The cause of all the secrecy? Female fans calling up the family and threatening to immolate themselves at the actor’s doorstep or kill themselves in private. Now, I thought such trademark stupidity got outdated with the 70’s but apparently, the age of retro still takes it toll on today’s generation. Do they really believe that the hero of their dreams will stop over at their house the next day and propose to them filmi-ishtyle? At least, the guys know what to do with their fantasies, thank God for that ;)
Why blog about Ganesh when there are so many actors tying the knot around? Well, for me, he is special for a few reasons.
He made my entire family get together to watch him on a local cable channel (Siti?) at 10:30 on Sundays. It was so difficult not to like this unpretentious guy. Corny, self-assured, and with the guy-next-door attitude, he was a far cry from the stilted “What are you doing? Where do you work?” kind of VJs. The only other person I can remember who did this to my family, and then went on to become a superstar is Shah Rukh Khan. Rember Fauji, anyone?
The two Kannnada movies I have watched in the last couple of years starred this guy-with-a-stubble. The first movie, Mungaru Male, was a decent watch, although I cannot say the same for his Gaalipata, which had me yawning away at the end. Still, considering that this guy from a modest Nepali (?) background made it big in an industry that was under siege from a single family, he deserves a pat on the back.
In an age where it is difficult to get people to smile, Ganesh has no trouble getting people to laugh. I do not have much of an opinion of him as an actor still, but as a comedian, there are very few, if any, who can match his timing. Clean, without any innuendoes, his brand of comedy doesn’t leave you squirming or looking up at the roof when watching it with your family. A very very rare achievement.
Lest I forget, I congratulate the guy for getting married, although why he had to do it disheveled and all, is beyond me. Fifteen minutes in the bathroom would have ensured a cleaner face, and better photographs for us all. At least, the bride did not dissappoint.
Cheers to you Ganesh! I hope that all those heartbroken girls will transfer their attention to the next hero-in-waiting.
PS: I just realized that I should have titled this ‘Ganeshana Madhuve’ but then, I think all the newspapers will be doing that tomorrow :)