By Donald D’ Silva, Mira Street, Karkala

Donald D’ Silva is an Promoting Skilled & Model Strategist managing his personal Digital Advertising Firm in Mumbai. He writes about Present Affairs, Political Evaluation, Bollywood Happenings and a wide range of Social topics.



(There are 4 pals who have been thick and skinny of their childhood. They have been inseparable. Now, at this time they’re of their 50 s and late 50s. they commonly get collectively and make merry as they’ve made their cash and are properly settled of their lives. It’s the case of leaping early into enterprise and tasting success. Two of them have taken VRS and settled down.)

  1. Jeevan Shetty: He’s the proprietor of three Bar & Eating places. One in Mangalore and two in Mumbai. A billionaire in his personal proper. From Karkala.
  2. SathishShenoy: He has a material retailer in Moodbidri. He has two veg Eating places in Mumbai.
  3. Richard Almeida: He has one Bar & Restaurant in Mumbai.
  4. Melvin D’ Mello – He has two night time golf equipment in Mumbai.

(The 4 pals once more gathered at Jeevan Shetty’s home. Booze flows because the dialog gathers momentum)

Jeevan: Hiya Pals, heartiest welcome to you all!! Hope every part is properly all over the place!

Sathish: Sure! Most of them are protected, hale and hearty! I really feel unhappy to rejoice each day…. however…. we’re additionally human beings…. we’re serving to a lot of individuals! We have to have a correct state of mind as properly!!

Melvin: Rightly stated!! The medical professionals the world over are saying the identical.  Throughout lockdown interval…all need to be calm, quiet and composed…. we drink a bit and revel in our dialog to kill monetary worries…. stress and the lack of enterprise…!! Folks ought to take this Corona critically and must be taught to reside with the virus!

Richard: Completely! We needs to be on high of the Virus!! Virus mustn’t kill our confidence!

M: As promised, I introduced three litres of JW Black Label…… let’s get pleasure from…Sathish maam, it’s your flip …uncork the bottle…. let’s begin…!

All stated cheers…!!

J: The celebs and mythological characters have dominated our dialog…. I one way or the other benefit from the characters…The extra we talk about…there may be an ocean of topics there.

S: You might be proper! However, one other situation is bothering me other than these…Our poor outdated Mangalore metropolis…. The issues we face…The Pachanady landslide of rubbish…. this 12 months additionally throughout the wet season we’ll undergo once more I feel!

R: That was a fantastic fiasco! Publish the torrid rains final 12 months and a few years earlier than that, strong waste flowed down from a dump yard 2.7 Kms away and drowned a whole village. Poor individuals of the picturesque village ‘Mandara’ suffered rather a lot! Our municipal company’s loopy perspective and excessive handedness is the explanation!

M: The mudslides washed away espresso plantations, homes, autos and human habitat! A complete village received drowned!! Very unhappy!

J: Mandara was thought-about a ravishing village as soon as! It received submerged underneath the heavy load of so many lakh tones of strong waste and the fertile land changed into a nightmare! MCC’s preparation went for a toss! All the space has gone!

S: How can we develop into a sensible metropolis? The place is throughout the metropolis limits and we’re claiming to be among the many high ten sensible cities within the nation!

M: The first revenue is of agricultural produce. There have been 26 households consisting of 110 individuals dwelling there. Their revenue is just by promoting coconut, areca nut and pepper.

J: This time I imagine the Municipal Commissioner, DC and MCC officers should have executed the preparations. Rains have already hit us!

S: You forgot the celebs half. Richard is aware of rather a lot about them. Melvin as properly. The TV celebs and movie individuals used to go to their bars & night time golf equipment. Richard wants a begin….

J: What have been you saying concerning the celebs’ lafdas…Richard?

R: It was concerning the superstitions of celebs and the previous haunting them…like Sunjay Dutt all the time utilizing the quantity plate….4545…. he believes in quantity 9 and he thinks it brings him luck…. You see all his autos…. all carry similar quantity plates.

J: He should have paid the RTO a hefty quantity for this!

R: Sure, RTO has a scheme for this.

J: Why he married thrice?

R: Sunju is unfortunate in his married life. He thought Dev Saab’s heroine will convey him luck. So, he swept Richa Sharma out of her toes and married her in 1980. All was properly, until she was identified of mind most cancers! She died abandoning Trishala, their daughter! Sunju’s in-laws didn’t let go of her! She stayed with them within the States. Sunju was aghast…. however couldn’t do a factor about it!

His in-laws thought, he’s unfortunate and didn’t ship her to him. On the rebound he married to Rhea Pillai on February 14th, Valentine’s day. It was a registered marriage. Just some pals have been there on the registrar’s workplace. No siblings or kinfolk.

M: This marriage didn’t final lengthy. Sunju’s case was haunting him. So, he needed to undergo psychological trauma! Then, right here once more, he faltered…. She was deeply in love with Leander Paes, the Tennis ace. Sunju ko pata chala…. he divorced her!! Rhea and Leander received married and after some years divorced.

After that, the drama continued…and nonetheless, the case is within the courtroom! Rhea and Leander are combating a bitter courtroom battle for custody of their solely little one…. post-divorce…. Rhea was additionally the fallacious alternative for Sunju!!

J: Poor man, no luck in love life…! He was head over heels in love with Madhuri, throughout their ‘Khalnayak’ film shoots and launch. She dumped him!!

S: Why?

M: Due to his circumstances! He was termed as a terrorist!! He was lodged in jail. Anybody will depart him! Why solely Madhuri? There was worry!! Everybody thought he might be hanged!!

R: He then fell in love with one Muslim lady She was a dancer in a movie referred to as ‘Gangajal’.the Ajay Devgn starrer and one way or the other, Sunju received maintain of her! After a prolonged courtship, he married her. Now, they’re fortunately dwelling collectively!

J: Salman additionally believes in luck. When you verify, he carries a blue colored bracelet on his proper arm, His father gave him and he says it introduced him luck.

S: You might be proper. In his second movie journey, he by no means had the setbacks….after ‘Needed’ film, he by no means appeared again!! His father Salim Khan is the architect of his success. Father approves all of the scripts, the son will get, sits for narration after which okays the movie. Dabangg was bakwas…..however already has develop into a franchise and the plenty love him…he’s our Mumbai’ Rajnikant…!

J: Means?

M: Just like the Tamil megastar, all his movies have bigger than life characters, one individual combating a military!! He provides one punch and several other individuals fly within the air…they get injured or run away!!

R: This mannequin has been lapped up by the viewers! Even Rohit Shetty used it in his two ‘Singhams’ and ‘Simbaa’ as properly!! Ajay fought with the hoodlums single-handedly and gave extreme punishment to them.

M: Even, Amitabh did the identical in his outdated motion pictures….until he received harm by Puneet Issar throughout ‘Coolie’s’ shoot.

S: That’s how his relationship with ‘Rekha’ was damaged!! Jaya ran from pillar to put up and prayed in any respect Temples, Durgahs, Church buildings….her relentless prayers helped Amitabh in his speedy restoration and ‘Rekha’s’ chapter was all forgotten!!

M: Love had blossomed and the 2 have been planning to get married….the connection resulted in bitterness! As soon as, throughout an award operate, Amitji and Abhishek have been standing on the entrance. Rekha together with her paramour Farzana, as soon as upon a time chota mota journalist was together with her. She ignored Amitabh and gave a peck on the cheek of Abhishek and moved away!! Amitji checked out her amusingly!! Rekha learnt shush Hindi from Amitabh!! Her dialogue supply received modified. She grew to become extra considering her costume sense. The bitterness has stayed. No communication with Amitabh since perhaps 30 years or so…!!

R: The Jodi was nice!! I loved all their motion pictures collectively…. Like ‘Muqaddar ka Sikander’, Suhaag, Silsila (a mirror to their love affair), Imaan Dharam, Mr. Natwarlal, Khoon Pasina, Ram Balram and many others. One of many profitable jodis of Hindi cinema!

J: Rekha additionally married 4 instances…. isn’t it?

M: Sure…. she was the kid of ‘Gemini Ganeshan’ choto mota star of Tamil cinema and a struggling actress ‘Pushpawalli’! Reportedly an illegitimate little one! Was an actual fatso, when she acted in her maiden movie referred to as ‘Sawaan Bhadon’. Solely she grew to become well-known and honed her abilities after her chakkar with Amitji! Earlier than that, she confirmed her expertise in motion pictures like Hrishida’s’ Jhooti’ and others like  Khubsoorat, Pran Jaaye per Vachan na Jaaye and hordes of different motion pictures. Nonetheless, expertise alone doesn’t depend in Bollywood, however, a rollicking affair with a well-known co-star does wonders!! Clinging onto Amitabh helped her profession a fantastic deal!!

J: Her 4 marriages?

R: She first married late Vinod Mehra….he had a nasty status of being a womanizer..They divorced ….second was some lesser-known ‘Yash Kohli’ Third with Kiran Kumar…Jeevan’s son…

J: He simply recovered from Corona…

R: Sure!! Similar individual!! All three ended up in divorce. Final one was with ‘Mukesh Agarwal’! He was operating a enterprise referred to as ‘Hotline’ Model, a variety of dwelling home equipment!

S: What occurred to him?

R: One wonderful day, he dedicated suicide utilizing her dupatta and held on his ceiling fan in his bed room! Poor Soul!! No suicide notice was discovered! He was into despair!

J: Business individuals say, Amitabh was the explanation! They have been consistently in contact with one another commonly it appears!

M: However, there isn’t a proof although!! Rekha didn’t care…she didn’t attend the funeral additionally…She carried on together with her life…She remains to be dwelling together with her paramour ‘Farzana’ at Sea Springs, bang reverse the ocean at Bandstand, Bandra!! No regret! She commonly visits the award reveals and lives a reclusive life!

J: Shilpa Shetty was very a lot bitter with Akshay for two-timing her! Now, they’ve reconciled, however the wounds are there…

M: As a result of Akshay believes in …Astrology…! His is a Virgo and he can’t marry a Gemini or Scorpio!! So, he dumped Shilpa…despite the fact that they may have made a nice Jodi!

J: Who’s the Scorpio he was concerned with?

R: The mast mast cheez…. who else? ‘ Raveena’, in fact!!

J: Raveena was head over heels in love with him throughout their movie ’Mohra’!

M: Akshay dumped her after which the primary relationship of his was ‘Pooja Batra’! One other Scorpio. She was very bitter with him and nonetheless, they aren’t in speaking phrases!

S: Ultimately, he married Twinkle Khanna and he discovered bliss in his life! Pooja Batra is seen nowhere. Raveena married a second-hand husband. Anil Thadani. Additionally, Shilpa married a second hand…Raj Kundra!!

J: Why these starlets married second arms?

M: First hand ne dhoka diya…so what subsequent? Second hand with cash…. what to do? Life is like that!

R: You talked about Puneet Issar some time in the past…. he performed the character ‘Duryodhan’  in Mahabharat. What about Duryodhan, he had just one spouse?

J: From the place you jumped…yaar? We’re speaking about Movie Stars!

R: However, he’s additionally a TV star…and am speaking concerning the epic’s well-known villainous character!

S: Okay, Shanti…Shanti…Duryodhan had just one spouse on document…he had a roving eye..he molested a Gandharva lady as soon as underneath drunken stupor….however, was arrested and brought as a prisoner…his bodyguard ran to Yudhisthir and requested for assist. They have been into ‘Vanvas’ and staying close by in a forest.

M: The place was Karna, his warrior good friend and his beloved brother Dusshyasan?

S: They have been additionally pissed drunk! Unconscious!

R: Then, what occurred?

S: Yudhishthir, bewakoof that he was…he ordered Bheem and Arjun to assist Duryodhan. They went to the Gandharva’s tent and launched Duryodhan. The Gandharvas’ panchayat had ordered him the loss of life sentence. Bheem advised that he had a vow to interrupt Duryodhan’s waist and legs and in addition he wished to kill all of the Kauravas. He did that ultimately within the battle although! If he’s not launched, they need to struggle the duo!

M: So, Duryodhan was launched.

S: Sure, he was ashamed! When Karn and his brother got here out of their sozzled state of affairs…the eldest Kaurava was already launched.

The one individual in Mahabharat who had many wives was Arjun!! Relaxation all had one spouse. Aside from Lord Krishna. As a result of in ‘Treta Yug’, Lord Vishnu grew to become one man spouse..’Maryada Purushottam Ram’ and in ‘ Dwapar Yug’, he grew to become Krishna.

Krishna grew to become the boy subsequent door and performed a traditional persona of a lover and a shrewd individual with nice political acumen and managed the killing of evil with out his weapon…’Sudarshan Chakra’, however utilizing his mind and manipulating the ‘Kauravas’ depraved mentality. He used the weapon to kill his cousin ‘Shishupala’ solely, nobody else.

M: Why Shishupala?

S: He had the dangerous behavior of abusing Krishna in entrance of everybody. His mom used to express regret to Krishna. Krishna advised his aunt, I don’t thoughts the abuses, however solely as much as hundredth!! Until 99 abuses I’ll forgive him….however he reaches the hundredth…then he could have it…Shishupala was loopy….he went on abusing Lord Krishna….continously within the darbar in entrance of completely jam-packed individuals..!! Krishna began counting…when he reached the 90s… Tendulkar and Sehwag…begin counting once they attain the nineties. Nearly to fireplace a century…

Krishna…counted… “97, 98, 99…..”Shishupala didn’t cease….he scored his century…Finished deal!!

On the 100th insult…Lord Krishna hurled his mighty weapon….the ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ at Shishupala…in a fraction of a second….the chakra dashed revolvingly at Shishupala and beheaded him in full view of all of the individuals gathered!! Lord Krishna was fuming in anger!! In his fury, he had harm his proper hand forefinger…

Draupadi was close by..she seen it…she instantly tore the small portion of her saree pallu and tied the fabric round ‘Krishna’s finger!! Lord Krishna smiled in appreciation…he stated ‘Panchali…I’m impressed…when the time comes…I’ll repay each thread of yours..surrounding my finger’!!

M: Yeah, I keep in mind the well-known phrases…, how did he repay?

J: Lord Krishna did repay. He did that when throughout the misplaced gamble of Yudhisthira, the place he misplaced his kingdom and spouse Draupadi to the evil Shakuni..Duryodhan ordered his brother to disrobe Draupadi. She prayed to Lord Krishna…and he delivered…the saree was unending…Lord Krishna ensured that….the fabric worn by Draupadi saved on growing until Dussyashan was bored with pulling it….There was an enormous dump of clothes….like a Bombay dyeing…mill..

S: Lord Krishna’s avatar is a memorable one!! He preferred Arjun very a lot…and in addition gave his sister ‘ Subhadra’ in marriage to him! Arjun had one other two wives … ’Chitragada and ‘Uloochi’! I answered your query as to who had extra wives in Mahabharat epic!!

M: Very prolonged story…certainly…however fascinating ..what about Karna?

S: All others together with Karna had single wives.

M: However, don’t go by the epic…In actual life, Arjun performed by Feroz Khan who has re-christened himself as Arjun and Nitish Bhardwaj who performed the function of Lord Krishna have single wives and are fortunately married, together with Puneet Issar, who performed Duryodhan and Pankaj Dheer who performed…Karna are fortunately married to their wives.

J: Pankaj Dheer’s son is a well-known villain…you keep in mind… ‘Nikitin Dheer’ who acted in Shahrukh’s‘ Chennai Categorical’. The tall and athletic persona.

R: Sure, I keep in mind…!! within the south he’s a wanted villain!

J: What about Mukesh Khanna?

S: He like his character he performed… ’Bheeshm’ he by no means married…has stayed a bachelor.

J: I like the characters of ‘Mahabharata’ epic…I purchased the DVDs instantly after they hit the market. Nonetheless, I possess them. My invaluable treasure trove! I like to look at them now and again to whereas away time.

M: Now, it’s time to have dinner, celebs chakkars and the characters from the epic are making our nights great….

R: Doesn’t even know, how time handed…!

J: Yeah! Satish maam is a treasure trove of epic sagas…just like the epic scenes and characters…the celeb chakkars are additionally unending….!

M: Widespread., lets hit the dinner desk….

R: Like they are saying in ‘Tulunaad’……at this time’s kola has come to an finish…!

J: Chalo, Gents, end your glasses…. at this time the meals is from ‘Guthu’!! let’s get pleasure from our dinner!

(All headed in the direction of the dinner desk)

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