Abhishek likes fullblooded Ash
Know what? I love statistics but I wasn’t impressed with the survey on whether Abhishek should marry Aishwarya (Mumbai Mirror). But even as I was telling my daughter how useless such surveys were, I was reading it – like so many others. And I actually thought about it… like so many others.
I wondered why a good 32.5% of those surveyed thought that Abhishek was too good for Ash (Aish?). Sure, I too prefer Abhishek to Ash, but hey, she is a good catch, isn’t she? Beautiful, clever (she was a topper in school and the head girl as well) and an architect. She also loves her parents (lives with them in fact), goes to temples and is from a decent, well-to-do family. If affairs are the problem…well, he’s had them too. Only less publicised.
Wait. I think I know why Abhishek is considered a better catch. He is rich, and in fact from India’s first filmi family. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. She is a middle class girl. Who can act better? Ash or Abhishek? In my opinion they are about the same, terrible in some films and good in others.
And then there’s the male verses female thing. Rich men and pretty women do go together but only if the girl is ‘pure’ and ‘untouched’. Well, our sweet Ash isn’t. She’s a normal, full-blooded woman. I think she deserves him. And does he deserve her? Time will tell.
17th January: Well, this last Sunday evening these two got finally engaged. I feel happy for them. I always had a soft spot for Ash because she is one girl who has made it on her own merit, without any push from a filmi family. And well, Abhishek seems a decent sort of fellow…not the typical spoilt brat that many filmi kids are.
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