Monday, September 21, 2009

Rani Mukherjee in a Bikini, Anyone?

I haven't watched 'Dil Bole Hadippa', neither do I intend to. But watching Rani Mukherjee do the getting-wet-in-the-rain-in-a-bikini-top gig is a very 'yuck!' inducing experience. I think she's better than that. She's known for her acting ability; she should lead cavorting in bikinis to wannabes who don't have much else to boast about.

Besides, she is no Bipasha Basu, her new toned look notwithstanding. She can't be...her face & body type do not lend themselves to Western wear, leave alone bikinis. And I'm not being uncharitable - different people have diffirent body types and it's extremely important to know & understand one's body type and dress accordingly. Especially if you are on screen.

There are some women who look better in Western wear than ethnic wear. Unfortunately, Rani Mukherjee belongs to that overwhelmingly majority of Indian women whose bodies lend themselves best to ethnic wear. Or at least Fusion.


I think I'm discovering a new facet to Sunday evenings. There was a time - not too long ago - when Sunday evenings were the darkest hours of my existence. I would get depressed beyond healthy levels of depression, and therefore had this need to be out & about doing stuff...watching a movie, shopping, simply hanging out with friends at a coffee shop at Bandstand...whatever! Just as long as I was out of my house.

Strangely, I don't feel that need anymore. I still get depressed but it's manageable. Now I'd rather spend my Sunday evenings at home, hanging out with A or my sister, reading a book with music in the background, watching Travel & Living or a DVD.

What about you? How do you spend your Sunday evenings?


Mumbai Diva said...

I like going out for a quiet dinner or meet up with some friends. Like you, i prefer being out on the weekends. It somehow helps me get over the work stress. Else I'm constantly thinking about my general unhappinesses and depressions.

are you a PG wodehouse fan? Kolkata has a very nice club called Blythe Spirits which you could join. They have readings often and also perform at the various clubs. I used to be a part of that. It's a lot of fun.

Scarlett said...

@Mumbai Diva - Haven't read a single PG Wodehouse in my life! I think I should start reading...everyone around me seems to be a PGW fan! Any other clubs you know of in Calcutta? I need to make more friends :(

Saltwater Blues said...

Frankly I wouldn't mind seeing Rani in a bikini ... if only for a laugh!

As for sunday evenings, well - I just spent the past hour reading through most of your blog so I'd say that's a good way to spend them.

Cheers and have a great week!


Scarlett said...

@Saltwater Blues - Laugh inducing experience it would be! Rani in a bikini that is...
And thanks for the compliment (I'm taking it as one :-) Hope you enjoy reading the blog...keep reading!

Moonshine said...

Sunday evening - mostly go out for dinner .. though these i dont feel depressed on sunday evenings..

Please read PGW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Start with Code of woosters

@Mumbai Diva... there is PGW club in cal? How nice!!! So what all do they do? Is it one group who does various plays etc? DO they perform elsewhere?

Scarlett said...

@Moonshine - Does your not feeling depressed on Sunday evenings have something to do with Bangalore? :)

I remember I used to never read while I was in school. My mom, aunts etc. tried to get me started on Enid Blyton but I used to dislike reading. My mom really wanted me to get into the habit & asked my English teacher how she could get me started on reading. My teacher recommended starting with PGW as they were funny & wouldn't seem tedious. I didn't start even then...think I started reading in college. Have been wanting to read PGW but didn't know where to start. Thanks for helping me out with that. BTW...Why do people like PGW so much?

Moonshine said...

You have to read it!!!! Very difficult to answer that question!!!! You know they keep on bringing out these editions which hqve extracts from various books.. so most of the times you would have read it earlier.. but this one i picked up at least 6 months ago.. i started reading it only to discover these ones are new stories(I was confident that had read all PGW).. and i read 5 stories.. re-read them.. and i have not been reading it for the fear it will get over too soon and i dont have any more PGW to read.. been lying like that for 6 months.. but anyway, you can re-read PGW any number fo times!!!!