Wednesday, February 14, 2007

To be honest or to be nice? – that is the question!

Me the flaky one is back talking about movies and movie stars (stop rolling those eyes!) but watched an episode of ‘Koffee with Karan’ the other day with SRK, kajol and rani mukherjee. While SRK was at his comedic best with each one liner outdoing the other, the real comparison I’d like to make is between Kajol and Rani Mukherjee. While Kajol was funny, straightforward and bordering on b*tchy, Rani was the epitome of goodness – everyone’s favourite daughter or bahu. An example of this would be when Rani was asked ‘if you, srk and kajol were trapped in a plane and there were only two parachutes, what would you do’, she replied ‘I’d stay back and give it to them because everyone wants to watch them on screen together’…and this wasn’t said as a joke either! Kajol’s reaction to that was ‘please stoppp’…I mean seriously!!

In the general sense is it worth being diplomatic if you have to lie through your nose all the time. Over here I’m not talking about these actresses but people as a whole. I have met many people in life who smile on the outside and make faces behind the person’s back. Is that the way of the world? Am I the only one in the world who appreciates good old fashioned honesty? Is diplomacy (bordering on hypocrisy) the call of the day? How do people do it..its so bloody hard!!

On the show, Kajol was laughing, she was mean, she was silly while Rani through the whole show presented the picture of perfection and diplomacy. I do wonder how many people find that endearing though. I for one loved Kajol and found myself choking at Rani’s answers. To sum up I’ll use a quote from SRK – ‘Rani is trying to attain sainthood and Kajol makes people give up sainthood’…I for one would like to be the latter! Otherwise wouldn’t life be such a bore!


samurai said...

You be whatever you want :) Be both if you want to.

woorkeri wittynathan said...

At the end of the day, one needs to employ both diplomacy and bluntness. The key is to leverage the right approach for the right occasion. All diplomacy / all bluntness would make Jack & Jill a dull / mean duo.