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Monday, February 23, 2009

...still speechless

God is kind... WOW... what a day... what a weekend actually...

Started off on a rather strange note, very bizarre indeed. After meticulous planning we worked out the kids schedules to workout a trip to the movies, (wife n kids and a friend). Delhi 6... and the movie was with a great message, which i believed in, so it was all good. Got through the rush, carrying my son, and though was sure i heard whispers of, 'is that blaaaa...?' not once did anyone stop to speak or sign autographs or anything, which was cool, as the kids were with me and it was hopefully just a trip to the movies with family and friends... however, the next day, a newspaper carries the story of BlaaZe spotted at the cinemas, with family n friends, in his trademark yellow pants..?? with the dangling B chain..? and seemed very self conscious with a change in his attitude...? fame ke side effects..? The story was correct in only the fact that we saw the film at the theatre.. the rest is made up to fill lines...! For the record, blue shirt / black n white addidas trackpants... No B medallion ..and still appreciate a friendly word or two with fans...!!! But .. this lead me to thinking how delicate words/statements/lies can become, when actually all that matters should be the work... ... ...!! well, wanted to get that off my chest all weekend!!


And with that the calls started for the next days run..this time it was for the pre oscars / oscars live on various channels, to be featured on whilst the show was on air... i found it hard to explain, but finaly did tell the people concerned who had been calling, i wanted to watch it in private, at peace and truly pray silently for Mr. Rahman's win... and it was all i wanted to do... and am thankful i managed to do it eventually.

Mr. A R Rahman's first Oscar

It felt strange to not want to do interviews at this time, when all i really thought about was wanting to speak to Mr. Rahman and tell him how amazing he is !! Truly, what a moment for him and ... what a moment for raqueeb and myself, to be mentioned alongwith Mr. Gulzar, at the Academy's is something that is God-sent. It seems to be a moment trapped in time in my mind, and am very humbled by his mentioning my name. Wow..again... and it was even more special cause i was with my family at home, watching it and praying within for his name to be announced...and when they did... what a moment indeed... god bless. Spoke to my sister who called from NY and even my BA Cinema college professor who saw the event live in LA... and my near and dear ones...they were so happy ..thank you, brother Rahman...

Today is also Maha Siva Ratri day and will be at the temple most evening and night...

If i missed your call in all this magic... hope you understand... am still kind of speechless...