I cannot proudly proclaim to rememeber all the details of that winter of ’95 when a film called DDLJ was ruling the box office and the hearts of people around India. After all I was a 8 yr old kid back then.Yet I still do remmeber a certain Raj Malhotra who ascended the throne and became King Khan after that movie and I do also remember the pretty, chirpy and vivacious Senorita from the movie. 90s was a time when almost every Indian boy dreamed of and loved Kajol. She was the queen bee at the time.
15 years after DDLJ, that childhood enchantment with the Simran of DDLJ is long but gone but after watching My Name is Khan, this young adult is filled with love, respect and admiration for the lady called Mandira Khan in the movie. Aging is a natural phenomenon and unlike the actors in our bollywood, actresses do seem to be governed by these rules. Yet there can be various types of aging: Preity Zinta types getting ugly, Aishwarya Rai types in your face cleavage, be like Shilpa Shetty and try defying all these rules with your awesomely mantained bod or you can just fade into obscurity like Raveena Tandon all more or less contemporaries who have had their different paths charted in the twilight of their career.
But, there is another way of aging, doing it the graceful way and the styling of MNIK has a lot to do in this. The yesteryear’s hottie has completely gone, tank tops have been replaced by sober sweaters, the mini skirts have been replaced by smart pants. Yet one look into those eyes and you realise you are looking into one of the most gorgeous of the women you’ll see atleast for sometime to come. These are the eyes that sparkle, that charm, that mesemerize and enchant. One look into those eyes and you cant help falling in love with the same woman again even after a gap of 15 years.
Take a bow Kajol. You still rock 🙂