Cry Baby Cry...

Mahesh, do you have few minutes or hours for me?

Be clear, you want me to spend time with you for minutes or hours?

Hmm…. Hours please…

Then I’m sorry… I have some other work….

Darling, 5 years back you caught my hand saying you will spend a whole life time with me… so…

Oh jai mata di… now don’t start once again… yes…. Tell me…

You know my boss had asked me to come up with a unique concept show for our new channel last month right?

Yes I’m aware of it, you were running like mad for last one month on the same, infact you didn’t even allowed me to come near you &…

Stupid, shut up and listen to me… Now with the help of my cameraman venkat, I have come up with a new concept…Now I want you to see our recorded show and tell your honest feedback…. Tomorrow I’m planning to show the same to my boss….

OK, done, tell me first what this show all about…

My program is called “Cry Baby Cry”… it’s the first time in Asia, no no…first time in world television some thing like this concept has been telecast….

Oh great… so what is this “Cry Baby Cry”… another mega serial?

No duffer! Listen to me first… We from this program try to touch the emotional side of people… Our basic question to the people is “when is the last time you cried or worried too much for some issue”? We will meet the common people and pose this question to them… in between the program we will also air good positive tips from Psychological doctors / Divine Masters and if our boss permits some thought provoking songs in between…

Sounds interesting…. I don’t remember any program which goes to common public with this question; they generally ask the same old stupid question, what song you like the most? What is the first movie you saw after marriage...Blah blah... but you think people will come out to let their emotional side know to public?

Yes it works Mahesh, you won’t believe it, these are the emotions which generally people hide it but at the same time look for someone to whom they can share it… and this is the program which can help them... it worked like charm… I have edited my one month effort and recorded it on a DVD; just the people response you will see nothing else, not even my efforts in persuading them to reply...I want you to see it before I show it to my boss… please...

Ok play it madam…

When is the last time you cried sir…

I cried when I attended one marriage…

What? Interesting.... You cried in the marriage function… can you please tell me more about it…like...whose marriage it was?

It was my lover’s marriage… I wish I could say it as our marriage, but I could only attend that marriage as a guest and not as a groom...

So you cried because of that?

Not actually…. Because I cried lot for that before … So I attended that marriage function with lot more clarity and determination…

But why did you cry then?

After marriage, I went to the stage to gift the newly wedded couple… and during that time…

During that time..?

During that time…. My lover… sorry… that girl… introduced me to her husband…. You know how did she introduce me?

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She said I’m just her colleague…that’s it…. Nothing less or nothing more than that…

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I didn’t cry that time…. But when I was about to leave at the gate... I just turned back and saw her…. I could see her with full of smiles talking to her husband and receiving the guests… that time…. I don’t know why... I just couldn’t control my tears… it just flowed… I just came out... I saw her kinetic Honda vehicle parked outside… I just sat on it for few minutes... The one in which we two would have traveled a lot keeping the back seat empty…hah…

Oh I’m really sorry for you… but I’m sure you both will be successful in your own respective life with equal & charming partners…thanks a lot for sharing…

One request… can you please hide my face while telecasting it… I trust you…. and she always trusts me…

Sure... sure sir… I can understand your genuine concern; it would be taken care...

Madam… can you please recall the last time you have cried for some reason…?

Well…. the more I dress in skimpy clothes and come on screen…. the more I’m paid…and it was couple of days back, we were shooting for yet another rainy song… after the shooting… when I was in my makeup room… the light man.. You won’t believe he came and gifted me a Silk Saree… Crazy..! People here want to see me without it... and this guy... who always project lights on me so that I look even more sexy... gifting me silk Saree and says… says… he respect me a lot… now what can I do for him… love him and marry?…take him to my home & offer him dinner?… or what?… what can I do in return for such concern?...

So what did you tell him?

For obvious reasons… I could just say thank you to him & shut the door… that’s what I’m supposed to do, nothing else… but after shutting the door… I cried … I cried… I cried as if there is no tomorrow…

As a woman I can understand your feelings mam… and thanks for sharing this…. Do you want your face to be covered while telecasting it…?

Its okay, anyway I’m not popular in this part of the world….even if people can recognize me… I would take it as a kind of publicity…

When is the last time you cried sir..?

I was traveling in the local bus like any other passenger, suddenly our bus was stopped and a policeman was checking as a formality because of recent bomb blast in Bangalore….

OK…

He didn’t ask questions or check any of the bags of any passengers …. But he just came to me and started asking all clumsy questions and embarrassed me like anything….. Just because I wear this one in my head doesn’t make me a foreigner... I’m also from this country and I respect its’ tradition and values…. Where do you guys want me to go? Why you people always see us as if you are seeing some ugly alien?... the way he treated me in front of others in the bus, really made me shed tears in the night… please I beg.. Let us live peacefully…

I understand your feelings bhaiya… don’t worry…. One day our country would be a better place to live… thanks for sharing your feelings…

Hello sir… can you please give us a minute…when did you think you cried last time and for what?

Well… I didn’t cry actually but I felt bad thinking about something…

Can you tell us more about that..?

Yes indeed… you know last week we had a bomb blast in Bangalore… the entire city was in panic… but I had to leave for my hometown in the same night… because of traffic congestion and police checking, I wasn’t sure if I could make it safely to my hometown.. But with extreme difficulty I did managed to reach the station and caught the bus…

OK…then…

I was actually expecting one of my friend to call me or atleast sms me asking if I’m safe or did I reach the station properly… I was actually expecting them to show me something to make me aware that they care for me.. But nothing… I didn’t receive anything from anyone…. Not even from those whom I cherish & value the most… that made me to think, think and think…. And ultimately…. I was feeling bad if I am worth of anything at all?

Very sorry sir… I hope you deserve one for sure… and thanks for sharing your true feelings to us…

Hi… cute girl… how are you… can you please share when is the last time you cried?

Thanks for the compliment... I did cry last night...infact I cried so heavily that I got cold today morning!

Oh is that so…. What made you cry so much?

I was watching Darr last night… and... Poor…shahrukh had to die at last… his true love wasn’t recognized…

But madam it’s a very old movie, may be you are watching it for the first time…

No it is probably the 11th time… but I just can’t see shahrukh die… I didn’t cry when mack died in the end in movie titanic, but this one does make me cry…

Well… I don’t know what to say…. But thanks for sharing your true sensitive feelings for us…

Madam…when is the last time you think you cried?

I don’t think I cry for anything…usually people can’t see me crying…

You mean to say you are not emotional…?

No I’m sensitive and emotional… but over the years I have the ability now to ensure not to show my cries outside…. May be few drops of liquids around the eye corner… which people can’t notice because of my specs…

Oh I see, atleast tell us when is the last time you had such a difficult time…

I love my family a lot… and so my work… but my daughter recently fell sick and she wanted me badly to be with her and make her comfortable… but because of my official duties…. I had to sacrifice my motherhood for a while and attend to the office works, but when I returned back to home, my daughter condition was worse than in the morning…. That time I cried a bit... Thinking if I’m doing my duties as a mother correctly? Was it worth working and slogging for the company who never tries to recognize it…?

It’s the true plight of many working mother these days…

I know…. But can’t help worrying about it... but I’m happy that I got a supporting family & understanding husband who can be with me during such difficult scenarios...

So how is your daughter now?

She is now doing very good… touch hood…haha… now I am slowly learning the art of taking care of my family and also my work in equilibrium… but I don’t want any of it to suffer because of the other…

I bet you can do it for sure madam… you are such a lovely mother…salute to your motherhood…. & thank you for sharing...

One minute… When is the last time you cried for anything?

(To be concluded)

4 comments:

uma kumar said...

it is good

BB said...

Superb……………You have to start writing for a magazine.

Waiting for the second part…………

SK said...

great concept..... will wait for the concluding part.........

RICHARDS JOE said...

Hi there.. t s gr8.. awsom:)