Thursday, March 24, 2005

Casting Grouch

She alighted at the station and had her first good look at Mumbai.. the place where her silverscreen dreams would take shape.Although hers was a stereotypical story of a small town girl dreaming of making it big in Bollywood, she was sure that hers would be a success story, because she was sure of her talents.... and assets.. and she had a definite plan...
she had taken up all the courses in fashion, modelling and acting that her small town could offer... and her small town already boasted of a precedent in making it big in bollywood.. but she was sure she wanted to make it on her own.. and not take her predecessor's help.. but her predecessor had given her one crucial info that was essential to her plan- the casting couch, its existence and the way it worked, and the 'contact' persons... she had her parents' approval on her bollywood dreams, but even to them, she had not revealed her plan...
She called a taxi, and asked the driver to take her to the 5 star hotel where she had booked a room..... not that she had the money to spare, but this was crucial to the plan... she checked into the room, and thought about reading the paper, since it was almost 3 days since she had read them... always important to keep oneself updated about bollywood.. but she decided to do that after she kicked off her plan....
she started calling up the contact persons, and got her first shock, for the responses ranged from 'do you think i am dumb?' to 'which channel are you calling from ' to plain abuse... she wondered what was going on and decided to take a shower before proceeding...
to jail!! the cops barged into the room, minutes after her phone calls, and arrested her for trying to trap people.. they talked something about an established villain having been 'exposed' a couple of days back on a news channel.... she said she didnt know a thing about it... and was only a wannabe actress.. she was so afraid she even told them about her plan- to use the casting couch- where she wouldnt struggle (and therefore could bypass the 'struggling actress' phase)..
but they werent convinced.... she reckoned she knew who her enemies were - a nexus of actresses who didnt want competition and news channels who wanted TRPs..... she also realised that what she needed now was shakti, tan ki nahi, par man ki....
until next time, news channels cant help broadcasting and filmmakers cant help casting...

16 comments:

garfy said...

LOL! Nice one there.... esp the "shakti tan ki nahin man ki" :))

J said...

I second garfy :)

Nupur said...

Shakti Kapoor ki story ka aisa twist?! LOL!! nice one...

la devil said...

hehehehe...dat was damn funny!!

Anonymous said...

heh.dekho small town badnaam karne ke liye aapko koi sue na kare.
this is because i cant say " nice post".
austere

erratica said...

Lol. very funny post :). i third garfy n J.

Elixir said...

rotflmao!!! i fourth garfy!!!
and da casting couch thing, reminded me of Page 3-da movie.i think served her rite :P
nothing comes easy gurl!!! @ her ;)

Maria said...

heheh! how cld you forget AMAN the new kid to join SHAKTI! kewl one tho! tan ki shakti...hehehe!

manuscrypts said...

garfy: thank ye :)

j: it has reached 'fourthing' by now..lol

manuscrypts said...

nupur: thank ye :)

devil: :)

manuscrypts said...

austere: 'nice post' is still acceptable if they are few and far in between...hehe

erratica: third??..grr !!

manuscrypts said...

elixir: the girl would have almost had it easy, she was late by a few days..:)

maria: wonder if aman was guilty or not...

gump, very gump said...

lol!!!
very creative!!
you bet a lot of people would want to make a movie on that in bollywood!! Title could be 'ruchi aa jayegee" :)

On a differnt note, Star Tv is the ultimte gainer form this. Aman down means Indion Idol down means Sonys TRPs down :)

garfy said...

@ gump... oooh nice.. another conspiracy to be unveiled? *grin* DO i see a bulb glow over Scripty's head?

manuscrypts said...

gump: aman was smart to make a preemptive strike.. but even if we agree on a star conspiracy, the timing is wrong... idol is almost on its way out...

garfy: nopes, no glow... hehe, though it wd make a damn good conspiracy :)

blokes said...

an interesting take on the dilution of dharma that affects one's karma choice. hmmm