Tuesday, June 03, 2008

the man who blogged too much...

Big B blogs....wonder why, but the bigger wonder is that I was curious enough to check it out, maybe out of sympathy for a fellow blogger, or maybe out of nothing else to do. though it might say something about my life situation right now, lets not digress.

So the man writes...now there are millions of people who hang on to his every word, for whom he is everything that signifies super stardom. One would expect a certain amount of restraint, or a certain amount of dignity, or even diplomacy. But no, he responds to vitriolic pieces, with more acid than can be generated in the ankleshwar factories.

Now here is a man, who wields enough power to make atleast 40% of the indian population save water, car pool , and recycle. But he chooses to respond as to why Aishwarya's dress was crumpled at Cannes, a response to a comment made by a certain "I- lost - that -flair -for -writing" De. Or doesnt he know that noone reads her articles any more? Makes me wonder why people become so insecure, the more they achieve. Is it a certain sense of fatality associated with giddy heights of success, is it fear of losing adulation, power, or more morbidly, life?

Or does the use of power one yields, for tackling real issues, make one feel weak and used? Or is it just disinterest for things other than self gratification? Hmm, maybe mr Amar Singh might be able to shed some borrowed light...

3 comments:

Aadil said...

Or it might be that his blog is ghost-written by an advertising company whose revenues are generated pay-per-click from the ads on the blog, or from sales of whatever the blog might endorse in the future. In that case, Big B is doing not much different than selling toothpaste or soap or issues of StarDust, a common source of income of most film wallahs.
But your point is well taken. People of Big B's stature have a chance to do good for millions with little personal effort. It is sad that he chooses to waste this social opportunity.

Rujuta said...

that's interesting.....and quite possible, like a giant never ending bitchy interview......hmm, hadnt thought of that, though people do say he was paid a lot to start a blog....

Mihir said...

why are we being so judgemental on BIG B's blog - it only showcases his follies,insecurities mindset whatever. by doing this - hasn't he shown that he is a human after all - and entitled to his weaknesses. it is we who have have made an icon of a mortal through our unstinted adulation - why regret it if he someday chooses to tell us we were wrong.