20.8.05

I am an actor, I am a star, and I even have my own car, and I'm hoping so much you'll say...

They said it anyway. That they love him. How many times did John Abraham hear the word sexy and hot at the photography exhibition yesterday? I lost count. From wee sized kids, powdery faced aunties and teenagers wearing itsy bitsy numbers to six footer men, all were drooling on him. And even though I didn't feel the thrill running down my spine (which happened when I saw Shah Rukh Khan for the first time), I have to say this that he is the nicest man I have ever met.

In fact, I have started to wonder whether he has an alter ego. You know what I mean? He is a hunk, doesn't drink, is a vegetarian, is honest, is very caring... The amusing thing is that even when he praises himself he is very matter-of-fact. Mamma's boy and daughter's dream in one package. It doesn't get better.

Not a single star has ever looked my way and cared about whether I have got my interview with him. John did. First of all I was tagging him like a shadow. At 10.30 at night I was seated right at the back of the room where he was being interviewed by the television channels. The moment I saw this editor of one of the newspapers which was sponsoring the event enter the room, I took it for granted that it was over. But then John happened to look at me. And he smiled and asked, "Where are you from?" Next he assured me that he would just get over and sit with me. "I am sorry for making you wait," he said. That is also something I have never heard any star say. I am touched.

There have been quite a few changes in my life of late. My parents left for Calcutta the day before I shifted along with S to our new apartment. In the beginning there were the predictable shifting blues (and I was missing my folks as well) but now it feels nice. Reaching office in 15 minutes and paying peanuts to the autowallah.

My face has gone through a few changes as well. I don't know how that sounds but seriously I think I looked like a puma cat a few days before. Now I look less like one.

First of all, I was licked by a cockroach or it might have been a spider. The right side of my face, a considerable part of it, had turned bright red. It seems aeons now that it has been there on my face. But it has grown tired of being there I guess. I am tired too, of peering at it day and night. If it wasn't enough, now I have a bright red round spot right on the bridge of my nose.

Three days ago I went for a fashion show. Certain scented candles caught my fancy. I started poking at the transparent wax with a plastic toothpick. Then I decorated them with rose petals while sipping on my glass of red wine. I felt very nice. That feeling of doing nothing is bliss. I could see tiny bubbles forming as the petals gradually sank into the wax. Next moment I heard a popping sound and felt a blob of searing something on my nose. Must have been the bloody wax. So when the fashion show started I was standing at the back pressing a block of ice on my nose. It was wrapped in a white hanky. And then to my dismay I looked to my left side and saw a few male models. One of them is somebody whom I interview often. Of course he was staring.

I guess it has to go down in my evergrowing list of embarrassing moments.

34 comments:

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shyam said...

Sigh, yet another one joins the ever-growing John Ab fan club. You now stand in the line that includes personalities like the very famous Nikhat Kazmi who is totally besotted by him.

First time commenting here though and I sincerely do wish that you have better luck with roaches, spiders and melting wax.

couchpotato said...

Licked by a cockroach/ spider? Maybe, you'll trurn into a Roach-woman one day! Or a Spider-woman, for that matter! ;)

Parna said...

a blotch on the nose be damned! you have met and had a conversation with the John Abraham (ok. make that an interview) so does it get better than that? :)

6 feet of eye candy...yummmm......

amy said...

john abraham....oh ya...one of the very few indian men that make my heart beat faster...*sigh*. You do have the best job in the world.

Penny Lane said...

John Abraham is damn hot...

Licked by a cockroach or a spider? And what if it was really a lizard??

AB said...

Ok another spam.

Codey: Hey there welcome. Ya I saw Nikhat's story and she was the one who was waiting for him and that put me in a tizzy. After all she is the editor of DT. And let me say something, I am besotted by his nature:)

Couchpotato: So much for sympathy. sigh.

Parna: Ya ya. Grins.

Amy: There are times when I feel the same.

Penny: Lizard???? Gee thanks.

shyam said...

ab: good lord, did this 'waiting' happen recently? I was talking about the time when we still used to work out of ITO and used to get regular updates from the DT crowd. Somebody knock some sense into her head if she is still swooning.

Rat said...

Hehe !! John really sounds like quite a catch ;)

eM said...

*sigh* An assignment I WANTED to go for. I'm soooooooo jealous. He's sooooooo hot :) You get all the hot guys to interview and I get old men. Hmph.

AB said...

codey: You worked out of ITO? Where did you work?

Rat: He is. He is.

eM: Damien, Anoushka...not exactly doddering old fools,hmmm?

Jay said...

Licked by a cockroach! -shudder-

I actually like sticking my finger into hot wax.

Heretic said...

Aaaah, for your luck! Any way you could arrange for an interview with Perizaad Z, and lemme tag along? ;-)

Btw, does the kissed by a frog thing have to do anything with the rash? Could be a frog in a spider's guide. :)) (apologies for the silliness.)

Vignesh said...

You looked like this ? Whats to complain ?

One of my college buddies had this great story where he claimed this gecko crawled off the wall and walked upto his leg, licked his little toe and scooted away.

I HATE geckos.

AB said...

Jay: Your poor fingers.

Heretic: Hmmm... lets see:)

Sheesh. I don't know which is worse - a spider or a frog.

Vignesh: Hmmph... you making fun of my poor scarred face.

Geckos are everywhere buddy. Is there anywhere in our country where the damn things don't creep in? But I can boast that our new place is gecko-free. Broad grin.

shyam said...

ab: times house ;-)

Why poor fingers? Wax is so damn sexy!

Vignesh said...

No, no. I thought the puma cat looked very nice. Sleek even.

I have a special shoe for geckos. I squish them on sight. Small ones. I get the watchman to take care of the big ones.

AB said...

Codey: Shit. I was there too! Well, well. Next question. Which dept?

Because if the damn thing burnt my nose, I wonder what it must do to his fingers.

Vignesh: Ewww....I will send Maneka Gandhi on your trail. So watch out;)

shyam said...

ab: TIL, part of the great people behind the monstrosity called Yindiataimes. 3rd floor, right next to the DT production room, before we moved lock stock barrel and backless babe in tow to Gurgaon.

Ah, okay, we are talking about different applications of wax here. We shall let the matter rest.

SuzieQ said...

lol. i like your blog.

AB said...

codey: When? I was in the metro dept.

Suzie: Welcome. Do come back:)

shyam said...

oct 2003 onwards, when madhu was still the news ed.

AB said...

ya ya madhu. Was Pratyush there too? I joined in 2003 too. Sept.

shyam said...

Yup, it was during the time of Pratyush, Diya K etc.

AB said...

Ok. Now your name:)

shyam said...

i am just a sham, heh

AB said...

Now come don't be so coy

shyam said...

Arre, I was not being coy, I just said what me name was!

AB said...

Uh oh ok:)

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