Happy Guddi Padwa, Blogdosts!
This interview appears in the April issue of German 'Vogue'. I hope it's all good? Those of you who read German, do let me have your feedback. My literary agent in Berlin, Dr. Frauke Jung-Lindemann seemed very pleased.
Superstar MSD, more potent than LSD…. This is one ‘substance abuse’ nobody can be punished for. That ‘substance’ is MSD – more potent than any psychedelic narcotic.And capable of giving an unforgettable high to over a billion people! India is still reeling… still in a trance… and it’s going to take a long, long time to get back to reality. By winning the World Cup convincingly, Dhoni is now the biggest Superstar in the country. Bigger ( and sexier!) than all the Bollywood stars put together. He deserves this elevated position and not a single grateful cricket fan will grudge him his unique status. No honour will be too big for the man who demonstrated the true meaning of what a Captain’s Innings actually means. Today, this young man from Ranchi can write his own ticket to just about anything. His market value will hit the stratosphere, and in terms of brand endorsements, he will soar to the top of the heap as an unbeatable super brand. Dhoni has everything going for him – good looks, a cool head, sex appeal, and exceptional leadership qualities. Why do we need cinematic superheroes when we already have Dhoni – Red Hot Dhoni? His moment of real glory came, not when he lifted the Cup , but when he humbly presented it to Sachin Tendulkar and stepped back to allow the Legend to revel in what was indeed the team’s proudest moment. A more egotistical man would have hogged the limelight selfishly and after the mandatory acknowledgements (“ I couldn’t have achieved this without the support of my team, and the one billion fans who were backing us all the way…”), he would have preened and strutted during what is indisputably the single most defining moment of his career…. even his life. Instead, he moved over discreetly ( most front page photographs show him in the far corner of the frame in the triumphant group shot, like he’s the twelfth man! ). False modesty? No way. Just grace and good sense.Of course, it is Sachin who is (justifiably) the main focus of this historic victory . But it is MSD’s maturity and bigness of heart that his fans will always remember. ************** A quick word about the ‘cricket couture’ on display in the VVIP stands. Ladies, this is a sporting event, not a shaadi. And even if you are still in dulhan mode ( Sunanda Pushkar, please note), perhaps a little restraint would have helped avert the sort of fashion faux pas viewers witnessed, first in Mohali and later in Mumbai. Preity Zinta looked scrumptious, and got it bang on. As did Nita Ambani, who looked trim, chic and understated . This is a stadium, darlings, not a kitty party. Show off your fancy shades ( Rashmi Thackeray – niiice!) by all means. But leave dhinchak dressing at home. Dhoni was the smartest ( about this , too!). Post-match, he quickly changed out of his sweaty jersey into a sleeveless version that exposed his perfect biceps – yummy! Good move, MSD! ********** On a lighter note, Rajnikant’s presence at the venue led to countless Rajni jokes – he was declared India’s secret weapon, and Rajni fans insisted he should have been in the official group shot, along with Dhoni, Sachin and those amazing Boys in Blue. ************** As for you, Poonam Pandey – don’t talk. Just do it! All that ‘phookat’ publicity… and still a no-show! Strip on Youtube if you must. We don’t really care! But strip , you have to. A ‘vaada’ is a ‘vaada’.
A vaada is a vaada. Hahaha.
Yes, Poonam Pandey now its your turn.
/*mandatory Rajni joke*/
Rajnikanth already knew the outcome of the world Cup final match. He had come to watch the highlights.
... and how about 10 dul KAR :)
Yes Dhoni is a man of character, he really is cool dude.
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Dhoni has class, which he has shown by taking a back seat...
Protima Bedi (may her soul rest in peace)did it years ago.
Hats off to that Bedi Family. They are no hypocrites. Everything they do is in the open, unlike the so called cultured elite.
Pooja writes so well on topics which will put those Pandits to shame.
Whats this about our culture?
If one looks at it with evil intentions, then it is another issue. Why not admire beauty for beauty sake. We have to change our mindset, then only all this raping of innocent children will stop.
Dhoni definitely made a mark in the country by portraying his humble side. We hope he stays on the same track.
Congos to the men in blue! :)
Dhoni is the best captain that our team could have ever had... he has proven his leadership qualities to an unquestionable extent... hats off to him!!
Agree with u, Shobha-ji MSD deserves all applause for our victory. Rightfully so, Our Sachin is the best thg which happened to Indian cricket. Yay, a vaada is a vaada Poonam jus do it..
anhoni ko honi kar de honi ko anhoni... mahendra.. singh,... DHONI....
Looking hot! As of PP nice try but yeah she must in youtube or on ramp if she is so call model too..."vaada is vaada." Totally rather be cricketer's wife then film star. Now, Dhoni & Yuvi is India's SRK & we all want to be mini_Gauri. hehehe
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Dhoni and Company, you and I, and all the people who are in a position to command a price for our respective Trade and Practices. Then why not the Rakhi's and Poonams.
If they have a client/s, who wants to see and hear them and are willing to pay the price. Why grudge them. It is better than the poor things committing suicide, or getting into a worse situation,as this government cannot feed them.
Are they not better than these clowns living of the poor...
A food for thought...
Enjoyed reading your article: If i were Dhoniji's mummyji.
Very touching.. Am a die hard fan of Dhoni. Simply love his ATTITUDE N DEMEANOR. Only pray and hope that he continues to remain the same. But then, we must also be ready to accept that he shall also have his share of failure b'coz what goes up has to naturally come down. nevertheless we Indians are IMMENSELY proud of him. God bless him and his mother..
Lovely article Ms Shobhaa.Thank you!!!
Definitely one will have lack of words to describe MSD as a Captain. He is not only the coolest but also the most matured captain world has witnessed. He had displayed his maturity after winning T-20 world cup by promoting young brigade of team India to lift the trophy when team returned to India which was the first biggest title under his captaincy. And now this time he has done the same thing by handing it over to the most deserving man i.e Sachin Tendulkar. Because of his behaviour MSD has won the hearts of all the Indians...HATS OFF TO DHONI!!!!!!!
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