Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Post on Rahul Mahajan ka Swayamvar!!!!!!!

Oh Dear Lord, I never thought I'd do a post on fuckin' 'Rahul Mahajan ka Swayamwar', or that I'd watch the show in the first place (I never watched 'Rakhi ka Swayamvar') but a girl has her need to watch trash after dealing with crap all day long (you know what I'm talking about, dontcha? ;) So here it goes...

Would you marry a man whose only claim to fame is that he was found unconscious in a bath tub ODed on drug laced with alcohol, was divorced by his wife amidst allegations of physical abuse and who probably does nothing for a living except appear on reality shows?

Would you agree to marry him on a show that is televised across a nation of 1 billion plus people, where a woman will be eliminated everyday as she is not perceived to be "fit" to be his wife, and where three women will go through the entire ritual of marriage, right through to the D-Day, and only one will get selected by His Royal Highness to be his wife, where as the other two will be publicly humiliated and will go home with their self-esteem shredded into pieces?

Actually, I don’t even sympathize with the two women who are rejected on the day of the wedding - anyone who goes on such a show to marry a guy like Rahul Mahajan has to be seriously demented. But really, I want to understand the thought-process of these women, their minds. Why would anyone wish to humiliate themselves publicly, worse still marry someone who has a notorious reputation, who they have never met before, and who they can’t possibly fall in love with in the matter of a couple of weeks which is spent jostling for his attention amidst a bunch of girls? That too a loser like Rahul Mahajan!

Did these women think it would be a launch-pad for their careers? Were they aware that they would get married on the show, unlike Rakhi Sawant whose Swayamvar was a complete hoax, and would have to settle into domesticity? They would definitely not be allowed to model or act in movies. Or was it the prospect of power that lured them, given that Rahul Mahajan harbors political ambitions? Do they know that chances are very high no party will give him a ticket, given his past antics?

Is the fact that most women who came on that show to marry Rahul Mahajan were in the age group of 20-23 years an explanation for why they came on the show in the first place?

Funny we should talk of women’s emancipation on account of the passage of the Women’s Reservation bill, while on the other hand 20 year olds are dying to get married to a drug addict and a probable wife beater. I guess they are emancipated too (they took their own decision, didn’t they?), just in a very warped sort of way.


Moonshine said...

The show is sure worth a mention in one of our blogs!!! A truly hateful show.. which probably we enjoy watching in a macabre sort of a way!!!

Did you know the girl who he married has said that she will work post honeymoon.. and that she and her husband will go on other shows together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think it must be a combination of things... chances at television.. or some such thing is higher because it is a televised event...and also a function of power being like a magnet!!!

Dont you feel like beating all of them up!!! For being like this!!!! Grrrrrrrr

Maybe if it were Patrick Dempsey... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Scarlett said...

@Moonshine - I think we watch such shows b/c they're mindless entertainment after a hard day at work. It's sort of an escape. The girl he married has also said many other things like she'll act in Bengali movies etc. She's already a model in Cal & hosts some reality show on a Bengali channel. Maybe they'll go on that show together where they have to raise kids. These people are so funny.

Chanz said...

just yesterday we had this long conversation about it in the office during lunch.. it makes no sense sweetheart... There is nothing you can say about Rahul Mahajan, but definitely about those girls who made a fool out of themselves...

And i was shocked to know that all the three had to go theough the rituals phase before the winner was announced.. Is it some joke.. I think this concept of swayamvar should be banned on TV..


Scarlett said...

@Chanz - I completely agree with you. Any Swayamvar show should be banned. For that matter, even Splitsvilla & Perfect Bride. I understand that adult women participate in these shows out of their own accord but these are stupid women & such shows are extremely demeaning for women.

I too was shocked to see that all three women had to go through the entire marriage ritual, right till the moment of the garlanding. He chose his bride on stage!!

Omanicious said...

I agree with you completely. But what shocks me even more is that thosands or should I say millions are party to this craziness and are regular viewers of this crap?? What does it prove of our society at large??