I know the title itself looks too tacky but isn’t it true. A name that is a brand in itself. Yet there is one thing really special about her that is trolling. Don’t you think it’s high time that we need to acknowledge Priyanka’s contribution to our society as an individual. We should start looking at her beyond being a filmstar or a beauty pageant winner. She is much more than that as an individual. We first of all needs to understand what trolling means. Cheap Internet plus No Education equals to Trolls. No offence though to anyone’s intellectuality.
Whether it is May 2017, where Priyanka’s meeting with our honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi in Berlin was targetted for waving her tricolour dupatta on 15th Aug 2017 or getting a cover photoshoot for Instyle magazine in July 2019 that goes blouseless saree, all we are concerned are her clothes. We can’t see or don’t want to see all the other works that Priyanka has been doing except her clothes. Can’t we see that she has put our Indian cinema on international maps. And if we are talking about one specific incident that is latest, her cover photoshoot that was blouseless saree for Instyle Magazine, let me remind you all that in our ancient sculptures it is clearly stated that women go topless. Not to forget that blouse was actually a british export.
Latest she was called a hypocrite by a youtuber Ayesha Malik for her Jai Hind Tweet to Indian Armed Forces. And there was a great hue and cry of her to be removed as UNICEF goodwill ambassador. Now before we get into any serious discussion on the issue just have a look at her journey as a UNICEF ambassador. In Sept 2017, she visited Syrian Refugee children and she was trolled for not visiting the children of her own country. But why can’t we appreciate her philanthropic gesture without any comparison. She has been working with UNICEF for 12 years in the welfare of children, wherein she has served 10 years in India as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. Does that not count. She has visited refugee children from all over the world.
Infact Pakistan making such a big noise of her being a hypocrite, let me remind that when Pulwama attack happened there were condolences coming from all over the world for our Indian soldiers who lost their lives except from Pakistan. Where was the peace and harmony then. This rant of Priyanka should stop somewhere. I deeply gets saddened whenever I see that people completely disregard for what ever good and humanitarian she is doing however they get too involved in whatever she is doing in her personal space. So the thought for all of us – Learn to acknowledge the good and ignore the petite things which doesn’t even matter.
We all feel this emotion at some point in life. But do you really think that this emotion once fulfilled gives you satisfaction. No, it does not. Revenge is an emotion that takes birth from another emotion called Hatred and remember Hatred is one such emotion that takes away all your peace and trust me Revenge once taken again gives birth to uneasiness in you.
So, the best thing is to let go and forgive those who once wronged you. And for once close your eyes and think that may be somewhere even you might have also done something and even if not, then also still forgive those who holds a negative place in your heart. Even if not immediately but somewhere sometime you will find peace and will be happy. Forgiveness comes from kindness and remember Kindness is the biggest virtue. And this I am saying from my personal experience.
What does it mean, Irfan means “Knowledge” “Awareness” and “Learning”. And it is so amazing that this legend perfectly suited his name and glorified its meaning.
I have never been an artist crazy person but this is one such person who has left a deep impact on me not only as an artist but also as a human being. One should learn from him how to be a human being first, rest all other things will fall in place. There are so many things about him that if I start writing about them I would have to write a biography.
I still cannot think him as a dead being, it still feel that he is around. It is fortunate that atleast he acted in movies so atleast we can have a glimpse of him whenever we want. Seeing him never felt like he is an actor, it always felt like some genuine soul is creating a magic. He was a good soul overall. Recently I saw his interview that was taken in 2016 where he was seen arguing with Muftis and Maulanas. His thoughts were bang on. It was how I use to think and always fought with people that not all Muslims are bad. I even got inspired to read Quran and I did.
I really feel sad that such an amazing soul is not between us. Infact I remember during the lockdown when I was in Mumbai last year, I woke up with the news that Irrfan Khan admitted to hospital, and I immediately murmured to myself irritably “Please don’t die I am already in stress, what rubbish is this now”, as that time I was low due to lockdown as I was unable to go to my hometown. And next day the news was everywhere he is no more. My eyes were teary. It happened with no other star who died, infact not even with Sridevi being my favourite. That was also because I never saw him as an actor, for me in my mind it was always like he is a nice human being, though I have never met him and this is one regret with which I will have to live my entire life that I won’t be able to see this amazing soul ever in my life.
I remember whenever there was any movie which starred Irrfan Khan I use to watch it without any second thought. I watched Piku and Lunchbox don’t know how many times. All I can say is will miss you Irrfan Sir. I love you from the bottom of my heart and wish that you always smile as a rising star looking down upon us.