Being a celebrity is tough

This post was written by Rajan last night. But is now being uploaded by Rekha because he is not good. I mean he is not keeping well. 😉

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Having started my career as a journalist with Indian Express, it is safe to assume that I would have interviewed a few celebrities. Having interviewed a few celebrities, I guess it is safe to assume that I know the issues they have been through to be where they are today. I also know the issues they face after becoming famous.

You will probably disagree with all the celebrity issues I list out but that is because you are not a celebrity and thus can`t empathize.

I wouldn`t say I am a celebrity myself. As a kid whenever somebody asked me what I would like to grow up to be, I never said “Doctor or Engineer”. Perhaps, that is why I have spent all of my 25 years (that`s a lie, I am actually 30 years old) wanting to be ‘a somebody`. The problem with wanting to be ‘a somebody` is that you are not specific and thus the chances of you hitting the bull`s eye is very less. Unless, you are standing right next to a bull.

Unlike me, a few of my childhood friends were particular (that is …they didn`t want to be ‘a somebody`) about getting into the film World. And they did. Aamir Khan, John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Abhishek Bachchan and Lara Dutta to name a few. I know you don`t believe me. When you next meet them, just try mentioning ‘Jammy`. I would recommend you don`t mention my name to Bipasha Basu. We were a pair for a few years – think in college – after which I dumped her. She would be pretty upset with me. I am sure John Abraham reminds me of her. I am also upset with her but that is because as promised, she is yet to return all those gifts I gave her during our courtship.

I remember she so much wanted to be popular. Becoming my girl friend was one of the stunts she pulled off to be popular in college. But today, when I see her on TV…I know she wants to hide behind those dark glasses. During an interview on the Manish Malhotra show, ‘Bipu` as I call her, even confirmed that she loved the anonymity she got in countries like Iran, Saudi and Syria. These are the countries where it is compulsory to wear the burkha.

Just so we don`t be seen as biased, we will discuss at least one issue the male celebrities face. In case you didn`t know…Saif Ali Khan, another friend of mine, has now started wearing an earring. When I met him a few days back at a pub, I was surprised to see him wear a golden earring.

I asked him: “Never knew you liked Gold…and that too in the form of an earring.”

“Does it look good?” Saif asked.

“Sure does. But since when have you been wearing the earring?”

“Ever since my girl-friend Rosa found out an earring in our bed!”

I told you…these celebrities have their own issues. Well, some of them are the family driver`s issues!

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at or message him at +919650080255.

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