Tuesday 29 April 2008

Rakhi Sawant

I'm quite sure that after reading the title itself, half of you would already be ready with your opinion regardless of what I'm about to say. And that by itself is quite a feat. In a world where celebrities come and go and model turned actresses can be found under every other stone, it takes helluva lot for someone to create mindspace. Rakhi Sawant did that and more. She created an opinion of herself in everyone’s mind. She ensured that she got to be on headlines of most news channels more often than not so that you and I would end up remembering her.

So let me play devil’s advocate. Before I go into why I like the girl, let me see things from your point of view. There are numerous reasons not to like her – she’s dramatic, can be seen as being crass and cheap, will do any item number in as skimpy a dress as the director wants, is always pulling stunts to be in the news …so on and so forth….

Getting down to why I like her, and you know what? I really DO like her. I think it takes a lot of guts to stand up and say your mind, especially when you know that not too many people take you seriously. She doesn’t use her upbringing as a crutch – on the contrary, says quite frankly that she is not as polished as others because she is not from a well to do family. But not in an apologetic way…more like a ‘take it or leave it’ sort of way. It take guts to be frank, to say your mind and to act like a foolish child. I don’t know if all this is an act or not. But as far as perceptions go, I cheer her on for being so bindaas. Go on girl…a frank opinion is a refreshing change in the world of celluloid pretence.

4 comments:

Raj said...

I have to start by admitting that I had not heard of Rakhi Sawant. From what I can gather by reading the blog and a bit of googling, I am probably the rare Indian male who had not :-)

I fully agree that it does take a lot of guts to stand up and say your mind (or show your body as may be the case here :-)

However, I wonder if more often than not, this is the individuals way of expressing or playing a desired persona vs. an expression of their real personality or true self?

I have often found that people, specially public figures, have a very different "game face" than what they really are.

Then again .. what do I know..

Harnoor said...

Her popularity has not crossed the seven seas it seems :)!! I agree that it could be a projection of the image she wishes the world to see...or it really could be her...

Rasna said...

I agree with u-she sure has made a mark on the Indian public with Big Boss, Her Item Nos., her surgeries and then removal of some 'add-on's, Nach Baliye and the ensuing controversy-and on n on...

she makes sure she's in the news always-n why not-when ur not in the news is when u'r no longer a 'somebody' in bollywood they say...

did u see her on coffee with karan-god she is hilarious!!!! n as usual starts the tearfall about her family... too funny!

Harnoor said...

Exactly my point....the fact that she was invited to the Karan Johar show itself is quite a big deal. Many of these item girls come and go without anyone taking any notice of them!